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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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Schedule 2Traffic Commissioners

Terms of service of traffic commissioners

1A traffic commissioner for any traffic area, other than the chairman, shall hold office for such term not exceeding three years as the Secretary of State may determine at the time of his appointment and shall, if at the date on which his term of office expires his name is still included in the panel from which he was appointed, be eligible for reappointment.

2The Secretary of State may remove a traffic commissioner from his office for inability or misbehaviour.

3If a traffic commissioner acquires a financial interest in a transport undertaking which carries passengers he shall, within four weeks after so doing, give notice thereof in writing to the Secretary of State specifying the interest so acquired and the Secretary of State, after taking the matter into consideration, may if he thinks fit declare that the commissioner has vacated his office.

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.

Traffic commissioners' staff

7Subject to the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, the Secretary of State may appoint such persons to act as officers and servants of the traffic commissioners for any traffic area as he considers requisite for the purpose of enabling them to discharge their duties under this Act.

Remuneration and pensions

8There shall be paid to the chairman of the traffic commissioners for any traffic area, and to the persons acting as officers or servants of the traffic commissioners for any traffic area, such salaries or remuneration as may be determined by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service.

9There shall be paid to any member, other than the chairman, of any body of traffic commissioners, and to any person appointed to act as deputy to the chairman or any other member of any body of traffic commissioners, such remuneration and such allowances, if any, as may be determined by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service.

10The principal civil service pension scheme within the meaning of section 2 of the Superannuation Act 1972 and for the tune Wing in force shall apply to persons holding the office of chairman of the traffic commissioners for each of the traffic areas.

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