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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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Appointment and terms of office of deputies to chairman

4In the case of illness, incapacity or absence of a traffic commissioner, the Secretary of State may appoint some other person to act as his deputy, so however that the person appointed to act as deputy for a traffic commissioner appointed from a panel shall be a person whose name is included in that panel.

5If the Secretary of State considers that, owing to the number of applications under this Act and under Part V of the Transport Act 1968 the duties to be performed by the chairman of the traffic commissioners for any traffic area, or any deputy appointed under paragraph 4 above to any such chairman, cannot conveniently or efficiently be performed by one person, the Secretary of State may appoint a person to act as deputy or, as the case may be, as additional deputy to the chairman.

6A person appointed under paragraph 5 above shall be appointed upon such terms and conditions, including conditions as to the time which he is to devote to the duties of his office, as the Secretary of State may determine, and shall act for the chairman of traffic commissioners whose deputy he is in such matters, whether arising under this Act or Part V of the Transport Act 1968, as the chairman, or any deputy appointed by reason of the chairman's illness, incapacity or absence, may from time to time direct or as the Secretary of State may from time to time by general directions require, and for that purpose shall exercise and perform all the powers and duties of the chairman.

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