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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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38Designation of trial areas

(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, a trial area is any area in Great Britain (outside Greater London) for the time being designated in accordance with the following provisions of this section as an area in which road service licences are not required for stage carriage services.

(2)The Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, make an order in this section referred to as a " designation order ") so designating any area consisting of the whole or part of the area of a local authority, but shall not make such an order in respect of any area except on an application made to him by the local authority concerned.

(3)An application for a designation order shall specify the area which the local authority concerned wishes to be designated by the order; and the area designated by such an order as originally made—

(a)shall not include any area outside the area specified in the application on which the order is made; and

(b)shall not consist of less than the whole of the area so specified unless the reduction is made with the consent of the local authority concerned.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, the Secretary of State may by order vary or revoke a designation order but shall not do so except on an application made to him by the local authority concerned; and the Secretary of State—

(a)on an application for an order varying a designation order, may at his discretion refuse the application or make the order applied for either with or without modifications; and

(b)on an application for an order revoking a designation order, may at his discretion refuse the application or make the order applied for.

(5)A designation order—

(a)shall not be revoked before the end of the period specified in the order, as originally made, as the minimum period for which the order is to be in force, being a period of not less than two and not more than five years beginning with the day on which it comes into force;

(b)shall not before the end of that period be varied so as to exclude from the area designated by it any part of the area originally so designated; and

(c)shall at no time be varied so as to include in the area designated by it any area outside the area originally so designated.

(6)The preceding provisions of this section have effect subject to the provisions of Schedule 4 to this Act (which relate to the making of applications for, and the variation and revocation of, designation orders).

(7)Any order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(8)In this section and Schedule 4 to this Act—

  • " designation order " has the meaning given by subsection (2) above (but does not include an order under this section altering the area designated by a designation order);

  • " local authority " means, for England and Wales, a county council and, for Scotland, a regional or islands council;

  • " the local authority concerned ", in relation to any area designated or proposed to be designated under this section, means the local authority whose area is or contains that area.

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