Transport Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 9th November 2000.

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Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Conservative 7:45 pm, 9th November 2000

moved Amendment No. 27:

After Clause 264, insert the following new clause--

:TITLE3:POWERS TO CHARGE FOREIGN GOODS VEHICLES AND LARGE PASSENGER VEHICLES ENTERING THE UNITED KINGDOM

(" .--(1) The Secretary of State may by order implement a scheme for the charging of foreign lorries and large passenger vehicles on entering the United Kingdom.

(2) The scheme may apply different charges for different classes of vehicle.

(3) Before implementing a scheme under this section the Secretary of State shall consult United Kingdom local authorities, road haulage and passenger vehicle operators, the European Commission and any other bodies which appear appropriate.

(4) The effects of the scheme must be reviewed annually.

(5) No order may be made by the Secretary of State under this section unless a draft of the instrument containing it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.").