Clause 78

Part of Local Transport Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Manchester, Blackley 10:00 am, 8th May 2008

These amendments are less fundamental than the debate we had previously about the constitution and construction of ITAs and how they related to the democratic process. These provisions are about the mechanism of appointments and their purpose is to elicit the Government’s thinking about whether the power to appoint should be only with the ITA. If there are external nominations, the control of both the appointment and the voting rights should remain only with the ITA. The amendments are of lower importance than those in the previous debate but I would be interested in the Government’s thinking on the issues.