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Bus Services Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 24th October 2016.

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Moved by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

88: Clause 10, page 58, leave out lines 26 to 30 and insert—“(2) A local transport authority in England that are party to an enhanced partnership plan may, in connection with any relevant function, require an operator of a local service in their area, or in the combined area of the authority and any other local transport authority in England that are party to the plan, to supply relevant information.(2A) If an enhanced partnership plan is proposed to be varied so as to include another local transport authority in England, that authority may, in connection with determining whether and how to vary an enhanced partnership plan or scheme, require an operator of a local service in their area, or in the combined area of that authority and any other local transport authority in England that would be party to the plan as it is proposed to be varied, to supply relevant information.”

89: Clause 10, page 58, line 33, at end insert “, and(b) to provide the information before the end of such reasonable period as may be specified by the local transport authority.”

90: Clause 10, page 58, leave out lines 37 to 44 and insert—“(4A) A local transport authority that have obtained information under this section in connection with a function relating to an enhanced partnership plan or scheme may—(a) use the information for the purposes of the function for which it was obtained, and (b) supply the information to a person specified in subsection (4B) for use for those purposes in connection with the same plan or scheme.(4B) The persons referred to in subsection (4A) are—(a) a local transport authority;(b) the Secretary of State;(c) a metropolitan district council;(d) a person providing services to a local transport authority, the Secretary of State or a metropolitan district council.”

91: Clause 10, page 58, line 45, leave out “local transport authority must not disclose information obtained” and insert “public authority must not disclose information supplied to the authority”

92: Clause 10, page 59, line 6, leave out “(5) or (6)” and insert “(4A)(b)”

93: Clause 10, page 59, line 24, at end insert—“( ) determining whether to revoke an enhanced partnership plan or scheme;”

Amendments 88 to 93 agreed.

Clause 11: Registration of local services