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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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37Duration of road service licences

(1)Regulations shall specify the dates in the year on which road service licences are to expire.

(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, a road service licence shall, unless previously revoked, continue in force up to and including that one of the dates so specified which occurs next before the expiration of five years from the date on which the licence is expressed to take effect unless at the time of the granting of the licence the traffic commissioners for special reasons determine that it shall continue in force only up to and including an earlier date (being one of those so specified), in which case it shall, unless previously revoked, continue in force only up to and including that date.

(3)If, on the date on which a road service licence is due to expire, proceedings are pending before the traffic commissioners on an application for the grant of a new licence in substitution for it, the existing licence shall continue in force until the application is disposed of, but without prejudice to the exercise in the meantime of the powers conferred by section 36 of this Act.

(4)Nothing in this section shall prevent—

(a)the grant of a road service licence in respect of a service limited to one or more particular periods or occasions; or

(b)the attachment to a road service licence of a condition that the service shall be so limited.

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