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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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General authorisations

1There shall by virtue of this paragraph be attached to every general authorisation the following conditions—

(a)a journey in pursuance of the authorisation must not be made in conjunction with, or in extension of, a service provided under a road service licence if the vehicle is owned by, or made available under any arrangement with, the holder of the licence or any person who receives any remuneration in respect of the service provided thereunder or in respect of arrangements for that service ;

(b)any such journey must be made without previous advertisement to the public;

(c)vehicles used in pursuance of the authorisation must not stand or ply for hire ;

(d)any carriage of passengers by a vehicle in pursuance of the authorisation must be carriage for which arrangements were made before the journey began.

2(1)A general authorisation shall be granted by resolution of the local authority concerned.

(2)Paragraph 13 below applies in relation to any such resolution.

3(1)The local authority concerned may by resolution vary a general authorisation in one or both of the following ways, where applicable, that is to say so as to—

(a)increase the number specified in pursuance of section 48(3)(a)(ii) of this Act; or

(b)in the case of an authorisation which does not apply to the whole of an experimental area, add one or more other parts of the experimental area to that or those previously specified in accordance with section 48(4) of this Act, or make the authorisation apply to the whole of the experimental area.

(2)Paragraph 13 below applies in relation to any such resolution.

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