Section 20 Commencement of quality contract schemes
41.This section provides when approved QC schemes can come into operation. This is either the date, which is specified in the QC scheme, or such date as is determined under the QC. The authority must, within 14 days of entering into a QC, give notice in at least one local newspaper, and separately to all operators of local services likely to be affected by the contract, and to the traffic commissioner. The notice must state the local services to be provided under the QC, the date on which the QC scheme will become operational in respect of those services and the duration of the contract.