Clause 4

Part of Concessionary Bus Travel Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 5th June 2007.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation 4:00 pm, 5th June 2007

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 22, in clause 5, page 4, line 25, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

‘(2) For subsection (1) substitute—

“(1) If immediately before 1st January in any financial year it appears to Transport for London that the arrangements under section 240(1) for travel concessions for the next financial year—

(a) do not meet the requirements of section 242 below as to scope, and

(b) do not meet the requirements of section 243 below as to uniformity,

Transport for London shall notify the Secretary of State, and the arrangements for the current financial year shall be carried forward with such adjustments as the Secretary of State may in writing specify for the purpose of ensuring that travel concessions are preserved for all eligible England residents and that additional travel concessions are preserved for eligible London residents.”.’.

No. 23, in clause 5, page 4, line 30, after ‘(2)’, insert—

‘(a) for “a particular local authority or” substitute “the”;

(b) ’.

No. 24, in clause 5, page 5, line 2, at end insert—

‘(5A) Omit subsection (5).’.

No. 25, in clause 5, page 5, line 4, leave out subsection (7) and insert—

‘(7) Omit Schedule 16 to the 1999 Act (the London free travel scheme).’.

No. 19, in schedule 1, page 13, line 18, at end add—

‘(7) After paragraph 5(7) insert—

“(8) Where a London authority considers the amount notified by Transport for London under paragraph 5(1) to be excessive—

(a) the authority may within 7 days of being notified by Transport for London apply to the Secretary of State to review the proposed charge; and

(b) if the Secretary of State agrees that the proposed charge is excessive, then he shall notify both Transport for London and the authority of an alternative lower amount.”.’.

Clause 5 stand part.

Schedule 1 to be the First schedule to the Bill.