Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill — Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 67 — 18 Jul 2023 at 16:00

Moved by Baroness Taylor of Stevenage

67: After Clause 78, insert the following new Clause-“Bus companies: powers of authorities in EnglandIn the Bus Services Act 2017 omit Section 22 (Bus companies: limitation of powers of authorities in England) and insert-“22 Bus companies: empowerment of authorities in England(1) A relevant authority may form a company for the purpose of providing a local service.(2) Subsection (1) applies whether the relevant authority is acting alone or with any other person.(3) A relevant authority may request further powers in relation to local bus services, including but not limited to the franchising of local bus services and the power to consult local residents over fares, routes and funding.(4) If the Secretary of State receives a request under subsection (3), they must introduce regulations subject to affirmative procedure to transfer the powers requested.(5) The Bus Directorate in the Department for Transport has a duty to provide advice to authorities in relation to this section.(6) In this section-“company” has the same meaning as in the Companies Acts (see sections 1(1) and 2(1) of the Companies Act 2006);“form a company” is to be construed in accordance with section 7 of the Companies Act 2006;“local service” has the same meaning as in the Transport Act 1985 (see section 2 of that Act);“Passenger Transport Executive” , in relation to an integrated transport area in England or a combined authority area, means the body which is the Executive in relation to that area for the purposes of Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968;“relevant authority” means-(a) a county council in England;(b) a district council in England; (c) a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;(d) an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England;(e) a Passenger Transport Executive for-(i) an integrated transport area in England, or(ii) a combined authority area.””Member's explanatory statementThis amendment would remove the current ban on establishing new municipal bus companies and would expand the powers required to franchise bus services, which are currently only available to Combined Authorities, to all local transport authorities.

Ayes 195, Noes 216.

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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 (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 28.0%
Con189 (+2 tell) 069.2%
Crossbench15 1416.4%
DUP2 266.7%
Green0 2100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 102 (+2 tell)57.8%
LDem0 5971.1%
Non-affiliated4 923.2%
PC0 1100.0%
Total:210 19250.3%

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Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Bichard Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Carrington Crossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Harries of PentregarthCrossbenchaye
Baroness Hayman Crossbenchaye
Lord Kerr of KinlochardCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Londesborough Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Prashar Crossbench (front bench)aye
The Duke of SomersetCrossbenchaye
Lord Warner Crossbenchaye
Baroness Wheatcroft Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Willis of SummertownCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Faulks Non-affiliatedno
Lord Inglewood Non-affiliated (front bench)no
Baroness Stowell of BeestonNon-affiliated (front bench)no
Lord Tyrie Non-affiliated (front bench)no

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