Source: British Parliament News
20 May 2019
On Monday 20 May, members of the Lords will discuss a regret motion against the Transport Act 1985 (Amendment) Regulations 2019.
The regret motion was proposed by Baroness Randerson (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for transport, on the grounds that the regulations:
were laid before the conclusion of the judicial review of the Department for Transport’s current position in respect of community transport
do not contain sufficient detail given the regulations’ potential impact on community transport operators.
If agreed to, the regret motion will not stop the regulations, but will provide an opportunity for the House to put its concerns on record.
Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Transport, will respond on behalf of the government.
How do these regulations become law?
These regulations are subject to the negative procedure for statutory instruments (SIs), meaning they would not normally be debated unless a member objects.
These regulations were laid before Parliament on 7 March 2019, and their provisions are expected to come into force on 1 October 2019.
Transport Act 1985 (Amendment) Regulations 2019 summary
These regulations aim to amend sections of the Transport Act 1985 (regarding the modification of public service vehicles) in order to clarify regulations made in 2009 by the European Parliament and the European Council on conditions to be met by those pursuing employment as a road transport operator.
The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) examines every SI. It publishes reports drawing members’ attention to SIs.
SLSC Sub-Committee A published a report on 3 April which brought the Transport Act 1985 (Amendment) Regulations 2019 to the special attention of the House: