Clause 31

Part of Local Transport Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 6th May 2008.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 11:45 am, 6th May 2008

No, the scheme as a whole would be looked at in terms of the continuation process because in those instances it has reverted, and because it has changed it does not come under the continuation process.

As we said earlier, an approvals board is able to talk about modifications. I am sure that in those circumstances there would be a look at the scheme as it had been  running and a look at the effect of the new geographical area in it. That would be quite reasonable. Otherwise, the current scheme would not be looked at all and it would simply be a new scheme starting. In those circumstances, where it was expanding, it would be quite reasonable to say that the approvals board looks at the scheme as a whole and at how it would continue as a whole. Otherwise, there would be two processes—one the continuation scheme and one a new quality contracts scheme.