Clause 92 - Commencement transitionals and savings

Traffic Management Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 5th February 2004.

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Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport 5:15 pm, 5th February 2004

I beg to move amendment No. 70, in

page 56, line 22, at end insert—

'( ) For the purposes of Part 6 (civil enforcement of road traffic contraventions), and related repeals, different days may be appointed for different areas.'.

The amendment adds a sentence to subsection (2) to enable the provisions of part 6 relating to civil enforcement to be commenced not only at different times, but at different times for different areas. The amendment will enable civil enforcement regulations to be brought into force at different times in London than in the rest of England and Wales. The first priority will be to make regulations for outside London so that authorities can be given powers only currently available to London authorities. The phasing that we envisage under the Bill is the simultaneous making of parking and bus-lane regulations outside London, of moving vehicle contravention regulations for outside London and of parking and bus-lane moving vehicle contraventions and lorry ban regulations for London.

Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Could the Minister give us a little more information about the time scale envisaged for the making of the regulations?

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The regulations will be made according to the schedules I gave the hon. Gentleman some time ago when we had an informal meeting. It showed that they would be made up until the summer of 2005.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 92, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 93 ordered to stand part of the Bill.