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16 Publication of annual report by Authority and Executive and prevention of improper conduct of subsidiary activities. U.K.

(1)The Authority for any [F1area designated by an order under section 9(1) of this Act][F1passenger transport area] shall as soon as practicable after the end of each accounting period of the Executive cause to be prepared jointly by the Authority and the Executive, and to be published in such manner [F2as the Minister may direct][F2as the Authority consider appropriate] a report on the exercise and performance by the Authority and the Executive of their respective functions during that period, including in particular any matters which by virtue of paragraph 15 of Part III of Schedule 5 to this Act are required [F3by the order aforesaid][F3by any order made, or having effect as if made, under section 9(3) of this Act] to be dealt with in the report.

(2)Where the activities of the Executive or any subsidiary of theirs include the carrying on of the business of providing services for the carriage of passengers by road [F4which do not, [F5and if section 19(3)(a) of this Act had not passed would not], require authorisation by a road service licence][F4other than local services], the report under this section for any accounting period shall include a statement of—

(a)the amount, as determined by the Executive, of the turnover of the Executive or subsidiary for that period in respect of that business;

(b)the extent or approximate extent (expressed in either case in monetary terms) to which, as so determined, the carrying on of that business contributed to, or restricted, the profit or loss of the Executive or subsidiary for that period before taxation;

(c)the method by which any determination for the purposes of paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection was arrived at; [F6and

(d)such further information, if any, relating to the carrying on by the Executive or subsidiary of that business as the Minister may from time to time direct.]

[F7(3)If, where the Executive or any subsidiary of theirs carry on such business as aforesaid, it appears at any time to the Minister that, having regard to all the circumstances appearing to the Minister to be relevant, the charges made for the services aforesaid provided by the Executive or subsidiary are unduly low in comparison with the cost of providing them, the Minister shall, after consultation with the Authority and with the Executive, either—

(a)direct the Executive to make, or, as the case may be, to ensure that the subsidiary makes, such modifications in their or its method of conducting that business as may be specified in the direction; or

(b)direct the Executive to discontinue, or, as the case may be, to ensure that the subsidiary discontinues, that business.

(4)The Minister may by order provide that subsections (2) and (3) of this section shall apply with or without modifications to any specified business of the Executive or any subsidiary of theirs which appears to the Minister to be of a character only subsidiary or incidental to the discharge of the Executive’s duty under section 9(3) of this Act and to be carried on on a substantial scale as those subsections apply to the business referred to in the said subsection (2).

(5)The Executive shall secure that no subsidiary of theirs carries on any business with respect to which the Minister has given the Executive a direction under subsection (3)(b) of this section]

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F1Words commencing “passenger" substituted (E.W.S.) for words commencing “area designated" by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 57(6), Sch. 3 para. 12(a)(i)

F2Words “as the Authority consider appropriate" substituted (E.W.S.) for words “as the Minister may direct" by Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70, SIF 81:1), s. 202(2), Sch. 24 para. 6 and Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65, SIF 81:2), Sch. 18 para. 9

F3Words commencing “by any order" substituted (E.W.S.) for words commencing “by the order" by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 57(6), Sch. 3 para. 12(a)(ii)

F5Words expressed to be repealed (E.W.S.) by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), ss. 57(6), 139(3), Sch. 3 para. 12(b), Sch. 8

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 16(2) excluded (E.W.S.) by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 60(6)

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