Bus Services Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) — 12 Oct 2016 at 16:30

Moved by Lord Whitty

1: Before Clause 1, insert the following new Clause-“Additional functions of local councils with respect to local bus services in areas other than passenger transport areas After section 63 of the Transport Act 1985, insert-“63A Additional functions of local councils with respect to local bus services in areas other than passenger transport areas(1) It shall be the duty of the county council in each non-metropolitan county of England to-(a) consult on the needs for local bus services within the county, including by issuing a consultation document,(b) give notice of the consultation mentioned in paragraph (a) in such manner as the council considers appropriate for bringing it to the attention of persons in the county to which it relates,(c) following that consultation, prepare and publish an assessment of the needs for local bus services within the county,(d) demonstrate that the assessment has fully considered and responded to the outcomes of that consultation, and(e) secure such provision of local bus services as the county council considers reasonable and appropriate, to meet the needs identified in the assessment which would not, in its view, otherwise be met.(2) The Secretary of State must issue guidance concerning the preparation of an assessment under this section, and that guidance may, in particular, include guidance about the extent to which the county council must set out-(a) the ways in which it has considered and responded fully to the outcomes of the consultation under subsection (1)(a), and(b) how it will meet the needs for local bus services identified in the assessment.(3) A consultation document issued under subsection (1)(a) relating to an assessment of the needs for local bus services must include-(a) a description of the existing provision of local bus services in the county,(b) a description of any substantial proposed change to the provision of local bus services in the county, and(c) the date by which responses to the consultation must be received.(4) During the consultation under subsection (1)(a), the county council must consult at least-(a) all persons operating local services in the county,(b) all other persons holding a Public Service Vehicle operator’s licence or a community bus permit who may, in the opinion of the county council, be affected by the assessment,(c) a traffic commissioner, and(d) such organisations appearing to the county council to be representative of users of local services, including where appropriate and applicable-(i) parish and town councils,(ii) representatives of persons who are elderly or disabled,(iii) representatives of young people, and(iv) organisations, or types of organisation, specified by the Secretary of State in regulations made by statutory instrument,in accordance with criteria published by the Secretary of State.””

Moved by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

2: Clause 1, page 2, line 33, at end insert-“( ) An advanced quality partnership scheme must include a description of the authority’s or authorities’ plans for consulting such organisations appearing to the authority or authorities to be representative of users of local services as they think fit in order to seek their views on how well the scheme is working.”

Moved by Lord Bradshaw

3: Clause 1, page 2, line 40, at end insert-“(11 ) Where a local transport authority or authorities make an advanced quality partnership scheme, the Secretary of State may by order make provision to confer upon that authority or authorities the functions to enforce traffic offences. (12) The Secretary of State may make an order under subsection (11) only if a proposal for the making of the order in relation to the local transport authority or authorities has been made to the Secretary of State by the appropriate authority or authorities.”

Ayes 216, Noes 175.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con0 154 (+2 tell)60.5%
Crossbench15 1617.4%
DUP0 250.0%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Judge0 16.7%
Lab127 059.1%
LDem67 (+2 tell) 065.7%
Non-affiliated2 07.1%
PC2 0100.0%
Total:214 17348.5%

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Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchaye
Viscount Falkland Crossbenchaye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchaye
Lord Hameed Crossbenchaye
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Lord Singh of WimbledonCrossbenchaye
Lord Warner Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Watkins of TavistockCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Williams of BaglanCrossbenchaye
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbenchaye

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