Clause 104 — Abolition of power to require consultation or inquiries for English schemes

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:30 pm on 27th October 2008.

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Amendment made: No. 158, page 81, line 38, at end insert—

'(1A) For subsection (1) substitute—

"(1A) Where the charging authority or any of the charging authorities are—

(a) a local traffic authority for an area in England, or

(b) an Integrated Transport Authority,

that authority or those authorities (acting alone or jointly) must consult such local persons, and such representatives of local persons, as they consider appropriate about the charging scheme.

(1B) In subsection (1A)—

"local persons" means any persons who are likely to be affected by, or interested in, the making of the scheme;

"representatives" means any persons who appear to the charging authority or charging authorities to be representative of local persons.

(1C) In any other case, the charging authority or the charging authorities (acting jointly) may, at any time before an order making, varying or revoking a charging scheme under this Part is made, consult such persons as they consider appropriate about the charging scheme, variation or revocation.".'.— [Paul Clark.]

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