HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 cc944-8

Lords amendment: No. 219, in page 86, line 37, leave out "or".

Mr. Ridley

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take amendment No. 220, in page 86, line 39, at end insert "or (c) securing the provision of a service to meet any public transport requirement which has arisen unexpectedly and ought in the opinion of the authority to be met without delay;

Mr. Ridley

The amendments will allow authorities to enter into emergency subsidy agreements to meet any public transport needs that arise unexpectedly. It gives added flexibility for authorities to take prompt action without having to wait for the results of a tendering process. Of course, authorities will, as now, be required to invite tenders as soon as possible afterwards.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 220 to 222 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 223, leave out clause 87 and insert the following new clause—

  1. Travel concession schemes 2,624 words, 1 division