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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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44Regulations for purposes of sections 42 and 43

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe—

(a)the form of permits under section 42 of this Act and the matters of which account is to be taken under section 43 (2)(b) of this Act in determining the conditions of such a permit;

(b)the fees to be charged by traffic commissioners for the issue of such permits;

(c)the documents, plates and marks to be carried by vehicles used in pursuance of such permits and the manner and position in which they are to be carried;

(d)the conditions to be fulfilled by persons driving vehicles whilst they are being used in pursuance of such permits ; and

(e)the conditions as to fitness which are to be fulfilled by small passenger-carrying vehicles used in pursuance of such permits.

(2)Regulations made by virtue of any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1) above may make different provision in relation to large passenger-carrying vehicles from that made in relation to small passenger-carrying vehicles.

(3)Subsection (1) or, as the case may be, subsection (2) of section 42 of this Act shall not apply to a vehicle at any time when it is used in such circumstances that there is a contravention of any provision of regulations made by virtue of any of paragraphs (c) to (e) of subsection (1) above.

(4)Before making regulations containing any provision made by virtue of paragraph (e) of subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult with bodies or persons appearing to him to be representative of—

(a)bodies using vehicles in pursuance of permits under section 42 of this Act;

(b)local authorities;

(c)persons providing public transport services ;

(d)persons employed in the provision of public transport services; and

(e)manufacturers of motor vehicles ;

and with such other bodies or persons as he considers appropriate.

(5)Regulations containing any provision made by virtue of paragraph (d) or paragraph (e) of subsection (1) above may contain such transitional provisions as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

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