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Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

Section 41 Bus User Complaints Tribunal

67.This section provides the Scottish Ministers with the power to establish by regulations a Tribunal whose remit will be to deal with complaints by bus users where the operator has not satisfactorily dealt with their complaints.

68.Subsection (2) provides that the Tribunal will have a convenor and two other members, who will be appointed by the Scottish Ministers. Subsection (3) provides that regulations may make provision in connection with such matter as the form of complaints, the procedure to be followed by the Tribunal, the matters to which the Tribunal shall have regard, the powers of the Tribunal on making determinations, the tenure of Tribunal members, the payment of remuneration and allowances, the making of reports to the Scottish Ministers, reporting arrangements and appeals.

69.Subsection (4) provides that the traffic commissioner shall make available the necessary staff, pay remuneration, allowances and any other expenses and provide the Tribunal with any other reasonable assistance. Subsection (6) provides that the Scottish Ministers shall pay the traffic commissioner an amount agreed as appropriate to reimburse this expense.

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