Provisions for the Operation of Travel Concessions by Independent Transport Operators

New Clause 2 – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 4th April 1984.

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`It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State

  1. (1)(a) subject to subsection (2) below to consider any request received from a London authority in relation to the provision of travel concessions by an independent transport operator as defined in subsection 48(8) of this Act and, if he considers it appropriate, to direct such an operator to provide travel concessions to persons eligible to receive them in accordance with subsection 48(7) of this Act similar to those concessions which are from time to time available on services provided by London Regional Transport and the Railways Board
  2. (b) in relation to subsection (a) above, if he considers it appropriate, to give directions as to the maximum payments which may be made by a local authority to an independent transport service operator for the provision of travel concessions under this Section.

(2) No direction under subsection 1(a)above shall be made by the Secretary of State for the provision of travel concessions by any independent transport operator unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that financial provision for them will be made pursuant to subsections (1) and (3) of section 48 of this Act. '.—[Mr. Prescott.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 181, Noes 268.

Division No. 227][7.40 pm
AYES
Abse, LeoGeorge, Bruce
Adams, Allen (Paisley N)Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr John
Alton, DavidGould, Bryan
Anderson, DonaldHamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)
Ashley, Rt Hon JackHardy, Peter
Ashton, JoeHarman, Ms Harriet
Atkinson, N. (Tottenham)Harrison, Rt Hon Walter
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Haynes, Frank
Barnett, GuyHealey, Rt Hon Denis
Barron, KevinHeffer, Eric S.
Beckett, Mrs MargaretHogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)
Beith, A. J.Holland, Stuart (Vauxhall)
Bell, StuartHowells, Geraint
Benn, TonyHoyle, Douglas
Bennett, A. (Dent'n & Red'sh)Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)
Bermingham, GeraldHughes, Roy (Newport East)
Blair, AnthonyHughes, Sean (Knowsley S)
Boothroyd, Miss BettyHughes, Simon (Southwark)
Boyes, RolandJanner, Hon Greville
Bray, Dr JeremyJohn, Brynmor
Brown, Gordon (D'f'mline E)Johnston, Russell
Brown, Hugh D. (Provan)Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)
Brown, N. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne E)Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Brown, R. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne N)Kennedy, Charles
Brown, Ron (E'burgh, Leith)Kilroy-Silk, Robert
Bruce, MalcolmKirkwood, Archibald
Buchan, NormanLambie, David
Caborn, RichardLeadbitter, Ted
Callaghan, Jim (Heyw'd & M)Leighton, Ronald
Campbell, IanLewis, Ron (Carlisle)
Campbell-Savours, DaleLewis, Terence (Worsley)
Carlile, Alexander (Montg'y)Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)
Carter-Jones, LewisLofthouse, Geoffrey
Cartwright, JohnLoyden, Edward
Clark, Dr David (S Shields)McCartney, Hugh
Clarke, ThomasMcDonald, Dr Oonagh
Clay, RobertMcKay, Allen (Penistone)
Cocks, Rt Hon M. (Bristol S.)McKelvey, William
Cohen, HarryMaclennan, Robert
Coleman, DonaldMcNamara, Kevin
Conlan, BernardMcTaggart, Robert
Cook, Robin F. (Livingston)Madden, Max
Corbett, RobinMarek, Dr John
Corbyn, JeremyMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Cox, Thomas (Tooting)Mason, Rt Hon Roy
Craigen, J. M.Maxton, John
Crowthor, StanMaynard, Miss Joan
Cunliffe, LawrenceMeacher, Michael
Dalyell, TamMeadowcroft, Michael
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (L'lli)Michie, William
Davies, Ronald (Caerphilly)Mikardo, Ian
Davis, Terry (B'ham, H'ge H'l)Millan, Rt Hon Bruce
Deakins, EricMitchell, Austin (G't Grimsby)
Dewar, DonaldMorris, Rt Hon A. (W'shawe)
Dixon, DonaldMorris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)
Dobson, FrankNellist, David
Dormand, JackOakes, Rt Hon Gordon
Douglas, DickO'Brien, William
Dubs, AlfredO'Neill, Martin
Duffy, A. E. P.Parry, Robert
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs G.Patchett, Terry
Eadie, AlexPavitt, Laurie
Eastham, KenPendry, Tom
Edwards, Bob (W'h'mpt'n SE)Penhaligon, David
Ellis, RaymondPike, Peter
Evans, John (St. Helens N)Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Ewing, HarryPrescott, John
Fatchett, DerekRandall, Stuart
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Redmond, M.
Fields, T. (L'pool Broad Gn)Rees, Rt Hon M. (Leeds S)
Fisher, MarkRichardson, Ms Jo
Flannery, MartinRoberts, Ernest (Hackney N)
Foster, DerekRobertson, George
Fraser, J. (Norwood)Robinson, G. (Coventry NW)
Freeson, Rt Hon ReginaldRogers, Allan
Freud, ClementRooker, J. W.
Ross, Ernest (Dundee W)Thomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)
Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)Thomas, Dr R. (Carmarthen)
Rowlands, TedThompson, J. (Wansbeck)
Ryman, JohnTinn, James
Sedgemore, BrianTorney, Tom
Sheerman, BarryWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Shore, Rt Hon PeterWareing, Robert
Short, Ms Clare (Ladywood)Weetch, Ken
Silkin, Rt Hon J.Welsh, Michael
Skinner, DennisWilliams, Rt Hon A.
Smith, C.(Isl'ton S & F'bury)Winnick, David
Snape, PeterYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Spearing, Nigel
Steel, Rt Hon DavidTellers for the Ayes:
Stott, RogerMr. James Hamilton and Mr. John McWilliam.
Strang, Gavin
Straw, Jack
NOES
Adley, Robertdu Cann, Rt Hon Edward
Aitken, JonathanDunn, Robert
Alexander, RichardDurant, Tony
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelEdwards, Rt Hon N. (P'broke)
Amery, Rt Hon JulianEvennett, David
Amess, DavidEyre, Sir Reginald
Ancram, MichaelFairbairn, Nicholas
Arnold, TomFallon, Michael
Ashby, DavidFarr, John
Aspinwall, JackFavell, Anthony
Atkins, Robert (South Ribble)Fenner, Mrs Peggy
Atkinson, David (B'm'th E)Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Vall'y)Fletcher, Alexander
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset)Fookes, Miss Janet
Baldry, AnthonyForman, Nigel
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Forth, Eric
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Bellingham, HenryFox, Marcus
Bendall, VivianFranks, Cecil
Bennett, Sir Frederic (T'bay)Freeman, Roger
Benyon, WilliamGale, Roger
Berry, Sir AnthonyGardiner, George (Reigate)
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnGardner, Sir Edward (Fylde)
Body, RichardGarel-Jones, Tristan
Bonsor, Sir NicholasGlyn, Dr Alan
Boscawen, Hon RobertGoodhart, Sir Philip
Bottomley, PeterGoodlad, Alastair
Braine, Sir BernardGorst, John
Brandon-Bravo, MartinGow, lan
Bright, GrahamGrant, Sir Anthony
Brinton, TimGreenway, Harry
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)Gregory, Conal
Bruinvels, PeterGriffiths, E. (B'y St Edm'ds)
Bryan, Sir PaulGriffiths, Peter (Portsm'th N)
Buck, Sir AntonyGround, Patrick
Budgen, NickGummer, John Selwyn
Burt, AlistairHamilton, Hon A. (Epsom)
Butcher, JohnHamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Butler, Hon AdamHampson, Dr Keith
Butterfill, JohnHanley, Jeremy
Carlisle, John (N Luton)Harris, David
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Harvey, Robert
Chalker, Mrs LyndaHavers, Rt Hon Sir Michael
Chapman, SydneyHawkins, C. (High Peak)
Chope, ChristopherHawkins, Sir Paul (SW N'folk)
Clark, Hon A. (Plym'th S'n)Hawksley, Warren
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)Hayes, J.
Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Hayhoe, Barney
Clarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)Hayward, Robert
Clegg, Sir WalterHeathcoat-Amory, David
Cockeram, EricHeddle, John
Colvin, MichaelHenderson, Barry
Conway, DerekHickmet, Richard
Coombs, SimonHicks, Robert
Cope, JohnHiggins, Rt Hon Terence L.
Cormack, PatrickHill, James
Couchman, JamesHind, Kenneth
Crouch, DavidHirst, Michael
Currie, Mrs EdwinaHogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)
Dorrell, StephenHolland, Sir Philip (Gedling)
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord J.Holt, Richard
Hooson, TomRowe, Andrew
Hordern, PeterRumbold, Mrs Angela
Howarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)Ryder, Richard
Howarth, Gerald (Cannock)Sackville, Hon Thomas
Howe, Rt Hon Sir GeoffreySainsbury, Hon Timothy
Howell, Rt Hon D. (G'ldford)Sayeed, Jonathan
Hubbard-Miles, PeterShaw, Giles (Pudsey)
Hunt, David (Wirral)Shelton, William (Streatham)
Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
Hunter, AndrewShersby, Michael
Irving, CharlesSilvester, Fred
Jackson, RobertSims, Roger
Jessel, TobySkeet, T. H. H.
Johnson-Smith, Sir GeoffreySmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Jones, Robert (W Herts)Soames, Hon Nicholas
Joseph, Rt Hon Sir KeithSpeed, Keith
Kellett-Bowman, Mrs ElaineSpeller, Tony
Kershaw, Sir AnthonySpencer, Derek
Key, RobertSpicer, Jim (W Dorset)
King, Rt Hon TomSpicer, Michael (S Worcs)
Knight, Gregory (Derby N)Squire, Robin
Knight, Mrs Jill (Edgbaston)Stanbrook, Ivor
Lamont, NormanSteen, Anthony
Lawler, GeoffreyStern, Michael
Lawrence, IvanStevens, Lewis (Nuneaton)
Lee, John (Pendle)Stevens, Martin (Fulham)
Leigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)Stewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkStewart, Andrew (Sherwood)
Lester, JimStewart, Ian (N Hertf'dshire)
Lewis, Sir Kenneth (Stamf'd)Stokes, John
Lilley, PeterStradling Thomas, J.
Lloyd, Peter, (Fareham)Sumberg, David
Lord, MichaelTaylor, John (Solihull)
Lyell, NicholasTaylor, Teddy (S'end E)
MacKay, Andrew (Berkshire)Terlezki, Stefan
Maginnis, KenThomas, Rt Hon Peter
Major, JohnThompson, Donald (Calder V)
Maples, JohnThompson, Patrick (N'ich N)
Marland, PaulThorne, Neil (Ilford S)
Mather, CarolThornton, Malcolm
Mawhinney, Dr BrianTownend, John (Bridlington)
Merchant, PiersTownsend, Cyril D. (B'heath)
Meyer, Sir AnthonyTrotter, Neville
Mills, Iain (Meriden)Twinn, Dr Ian
Mills, Sir Peter (West Devon)van Straubenzee, Sir W.
Miscampbell, NormanVaughan, Sir Gerard
Moate, RogerViggers, Peter
Molyneaux, Rt Hon JamesWakeham, Rt Hon John
Monro, Sir HectorWaldegrave, Hon William
Morrison, Hon C. (Devizes)Walden, George
Moynihan, Hon C.Walker, Cecil (Belfast N)
Mudd, DavidWalker, Bill (T'side N)
Murphy, ChristopherWall, Sir Patrick
Needham, RichardWaller, Gary
Newton, TonyWardle, C. (Bexhill)
Nicholson, J.Watson, John
Onslow, CranleyWatts, John
Page, Richard (Herts SW)Wells, John (Maidstone)
Peacock, Mrs ElizabethWheeler, John
Percival, Rt Hon Sir IanWhitfield, John
Pink, R. BonnerWhitney, Raymond
Pollock, AlexanderWiggin, Jerry
Powell, Rt Hon J. E. (S Down)Wilkinson, John
Powley, JohnWinterton, Mrs Ann
Raison, Rt Hon TimothyWinterton, Nicholas
Renton, TimWolfson, Mark
Rhodes James, RobertWood, Timothy
Rhys Williams, Sir BrandonWoodcock, Michael
Ridley, Rt Hon NicholasYeo, Tim
Ridsdale, Sir JulianYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Roberts, Wyn (Conwy)Younger, Rt Hon George
Robinson, Mark (N'port W)
Roe, Mrs MarionTellers for the Noes:
Rossi, Sir HughMr. Ian Lang and Mr. Michael Neubert
Rost, Peter

Question accordingly negatived.