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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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52Fees for grant of licences etc.

(1)Such fees, payable at such times, and whether in one sum or by instalments, as may be prescribed shall be charged—

(a)by the traffic commissioners for each traffic area in respect of—

(i)applications for, and the grant of, PSV operators' licences and road service licences;

(ii)applications for, and the issue of, certificates of initial fitness under section 6 of this Act;

(iii)the issue of operators' discs under section 18 of this Act;

(iv)applications for, and the issue of, certificates under section 21 of this Act as to repute, professional competence or financial standing; and

(v)applications for, and the issue of, documents required in relation to public service vehicles registered in Great Britain while making journeys to or from places outside Great Britain or in relation to public service vehicles registered outside Great Britain ;

(b)by the traffic commissioners for each traffic area and by the commissioner of police for the metropolis in respect of—

(i)applications for, and the issue of, licences to drive public service vehicles; and

(ii)the provision by the traffic commissioners or the said commissioner of police of facilities for a person to undergo a test of his competence as a driver in connection with an application by him for a licence to drive a public service vehicle, being a test which he is by virtue of regulations required to undergo in that connection.

(2)The traffic commissioners or the said commissioner may, if any fee or instalment of a fee due in respect thereof has not been paid, decline to proceed with—

(a)any such application as is mentioned in subsection (1) above;

(b)the grant of any licence or the issue of any certificate,

disc or other document referred to in that subsection; or

(c)the provision of any such facilities as are mentioned in paragraph (b)(ii) of that subsection,

until the fee or instalment in question has been paid.

(3)Any fees received by the traffic commissioners by virtue of this section or by virtue of regulations under section 44 of this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund in such manner as the Treasury may direct.

(4)Any fees payable by virtue of this section to the commissioner of police of the metropolis shall be paid to the Receiver for the metropolitan police district or a person authorised by him to receive payments or give receipts on his behalf.

53Payment of expenses

(1)There shall be paid in every year out of moneys provided by Parliament such sums as the Secretary of State may with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service, direct in respect of the salaries, remuneration, establishment charges,

and other expenses of the traffic commissioners, certifying officers, public service vehicle examiners, and any other officer or servant appointed by the Secretary of State for the purposes of Part I, II or III or section 45 of this Act, including any expenses incurred in connection with the employment of police officers as public service vehicle examiners.

(2)There shall be paid into the metropolitan police fund out of moneys provided by Parliament such sums in respect of the costs incurred under Part II or III or section 45 of this Act by the commissioner of police of the metropolis as the Treasury, after consultation with the Secretary of State, may from time to time determine.

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