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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 79

PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007

Made

13th February 2007

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

16th February 2007

Coming into force

1st April 2007

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 52(1) and 60(1)(e) and (1A) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 61(2) of that Act, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st April 2007.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001(2) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 13(1)(a) and (2)(a) for “£11” substitute “£12”.

(3) In regulation 13(1)(b) and (2)(b) for “£51” substitute “£54”.

Revocations

3.  The following Regulations–

(a)the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002(3);

(b)the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004(4); and

(c)the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005(5),

are revoked.

TAVISH SCOTT

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

13th February 2007

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations increase the fees for the registration of, or the variation of the registration of, a community bus service, other than a service supplied under an agreement providing for service subsidies, from £11 to £12 (an increase of 9.1%). The fees were last increased on 1st November 2004.

These Regulations also increase the fees for the registration of, or the variation of the registration of, a local bus service, other than a community bus service. The fee is increased from £51 to £54 (an increase of 5.9%). The fees were last increased on 29th August 2005.

Regulation 3 revokes previous instruments which increased fees.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business is available from Bus and Taxi Policy, the Scottish Executive, Bus, Freight and Roads Division, Area 2 F(North), Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

(1)

1981 c. 14 (“the 1981 Act”). Section 52(1) was amended by the Transport Act 1985 (c. 67) (“the 1985 Act”), sections 1(3), 3(5) and 139(3), Schedule 1, paragraph 7, Part II of Schedule 2, paragraph 4(1) and (14) and Schedule 8; the Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989 (c. 22), section 16 and Schedule 6; and the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40) (“the 1994 Act”), section 66. In section 60, subsection (1) was amended by the 1985 Act, sections 3, 134 and 139, Part II of Schedule 2, paragraph 4(18), Schedule 7, paragraph 21(1) and (9) and Schedule 8; and the Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42), section 61(5); and the 1994 Act, section 66(5); and subsection (1A) was inserted by the 1985 Act, section 134(2). Section 61(2) was amended by the 1985 Act, section 139(3) and Schedule 8. Section 52 was applied to fees for the registration of local services by section 126(1) of the 1985 Act and sections 60 and 61 have effect by virtue of sections 134 and 135 of the 1985 Act as if Part I of the 1985 Act was incorporated in the 1981 Act. For the definition of “prescribed” see section 60(2) of the 1981 Act. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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