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The M1Transport Act 1968E+W+S

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7In section 10(1)(xiii) of the 1968 Act (power of Passenger Transport Executive to charge for services, etc.), after the word “Act” there shall be inserted the words “and section 104(1) of the Transport Act 1985 (travel concessions on services provided by Passenger Transport Executives)”.E+W+S

8In section 15(2)(b) of that Act (approval of Passenger Transport Authority required for reduction or waiver of charges by Executive), for the words “138(1) of this Act” there shall be substituted the words “104(2) of the Transport Act 1985 (travel concessions on services provided by Passenger Transport Executives)”.E+W+S

9In section 16(2) of that Act (annual report of Authorities and Executives to include information with respect to certain businesses carried on by Executives and their subsidiaries), for the words from “which do not” to “road service licence” there shall be substituted the words “other than local services”.E+W+S

10In section 34 of that Act (assistance for rural bus or ferry services), as it applies to England and Wales—E+W+S

(a)in subsection (1) the words “bus service or” shall be omitted; and

(b)after that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)The Council of the Isles of Scilly may, on such conditions, if any, as they think fit, afford assistance to any other person, by way of grant, loan or both, for the purpose of securing the provision, improvement or continuance of any bus service if in the opinion of that Council that service is or will be for the benefit of persons residing in rural areas..

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12In section 56 of that Act (assistance towards capital expenditure on public transport facilities), for subsection (4) (which excludes grants under the section unless the grant-making authorities are satisfied that the purpose in view accords with general transport planning for the relevant locality) there shall be substituted the following subsection—E+W+S

(4)No grant under subsection (1) of this section shall be made for any purpose unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that the provision, improvement or development of the facilities in question is appropriate in the light of—

(a)any general policies formulated by a Passenger Transport authority under section 9A(1) or (5) of this Act;

(b)any general policies formulated by a non-metropolitan county council under section 63(1) or by a regional or islands council under section 63(2) of the Transport Act 1985 (policies with respect to services to be secured to meet public transport requirements within the county); and

(c)any measures adopted by such a council under subsection (6) of that section (measures for promoting co-ordination of services and convenience of the public in using services for their area);

which are relevant to the need for facilities of the description in question in the locality in which they are, or are to be, provided; and no payment under subsection (2) of this section shall be made for any purpose unless the local authority or local authorities in question are so satisfied.

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