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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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41Operation of the Passengers' Committee as an Area Transport Users' Consultative Committee

(1)The Passengers' Committee shall be treated as one of the Area Transport Users' Consultative Committees (referred to below in this section as " Area Committees ") for the purposes of the provisions of section 56 of the 1962 Act mentioned in subsection (2) below—

(a)in substitution for the Area Committee whose area comprises Greater London immediately before the appointed day; and

(b)subject to any directions given by the Secretary of State under subsection (1)(b) of that section as it applies by virtue of subsection (2)(a) below, for the same area as the area of that Area Committee at that time ;

and that Area Committee shall accordingly cease to exist, and the persons who are for the time being its members shall cease to hold office, on the appointed day.

(2)The provisions of section 56 referred to in subsection (1) above are—

(a)subsection (1)(b) (Area Committees to be established for all parts of Great Britain);

(b)subsection (2), so far as relates to the constitution of the Central Transport Consultative Committee for Great Britain (referred to below in this section as the " Central Committee ") and the attendance of a chairman of an Area Committee at a meeting of the Central Committee ; and

(c)subsections (7) to (10) and (13) (which relate to railway closures);

and the power of the Passengers' Committee under paragraph 9(4) of Schedule 3 to this Act to determine their own procedure is subject to subsection (13) of that section as applied by this section.

(3)Without prejudice to section 40(7) of this Act, copies of the minutes, conclusions and recommendations of the Passengers' Committee with respect to any matter affecting services or facilities provided by the Railways Board or any subsidiary of theirs shall be sent to the Central Committee.

(4)The Passengers' Committee shall be treated as an Area Committee within the meaning of section 56 of the 1962 Act for the purposes of section 54(5) of the 1968 Act (reference to an Area Committee of any matter affecting the provision of alternative services in case of a railway closure).

(5)The Central Committee may from time to time make general recommendations to the Passengers' Committee with respect to any matter affecting the functions of the Committee—

(a)under section 40 of this Act, so far as relates to services or facilities provided by the Railways Board or any subsidiary of theirs; or

(b)under section 56 of the 1962 Act or section 54(5) of the 1968 Act;

or the procedure of the Committee in exercising or performing any of those functions.

(6)The annual report of the Central Committee under section 56(15) of the 1962 Act shall not deal with the exercise and performance of the functions of the Passengers' Committee except in so far as relates to matters affecting services or facilities provided by the Railways Board or any subsidiary of theirs.

(7)Services or facilities so provided are within the competence of the Passengers' Committee for the purposes of section 40 of this Act if they are provided within the area for which the Passengers' Committee act as an Area Committee by virtue of this section.

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