Clause 28 - Guidance to traffic directors

Traffic Management Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 29th January 2004.

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Photo of John Thurso John Thurso Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) 4:15 pm, 29th January 2004

I beg to move amendment No. 118, in

page 12, line 22, at end add—

'(4A) Such guidance shall reflect the need to ensure that a traffic director improves the level of safety on the roads for which he becomes responsible'.

Photo of John Thurso John Thurso Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)

I shall not detain the Committee for long on the amendment, which reflects a debate we have had several times over on the need to consider safety at various levels. I am not sure I want to add anything to the debate, and I am fairly sure that the Minister has nothing to add. I see that the hon. Member for Milton Keynes, North-East is nodding in agreement with that.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

In this guidance, as in other guidance elsewhere in the Bill, all the elements, including local transport, regional transport, safety and environment, are germane to any powers afforded to the traffic director, as they are to the traffic manager, as they underpin the network management duty. I urge the hon. Gentleman to withdraw the amendment.

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Aye: 7 MPs

No: 4 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 28 ordered to stand part of the Bill.