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(1)A Passenger Transport Executive may not in exercise of their powers under section 10(1)(xiii) of the 1968 Act (power of Passenger Transport Executive to charge for services and waive their charges, etc.) provide travel concessions for persons travelling on any public passenger transport service provided by the Executive other than persons of any description eligible in accordance with section 93(7) of this Act to receive travel concessions under a travel concession scheme established under that section, except where those concessions are provided under any agreement or arrangements under which the whole of the cost of providing those concessions is to be met by a person other than that Executive or the Passenger Transport Authority for that Executive’s area.
(2)The approval of the Passenger Transport Authority for a passenger transport area under section 15(2) of the 1968 Act (approval of Passenger Transport Authority required for alterations by Executive in general level of charges and for reduction or waiver of charges by Executive) shall not be required for travel concessions granted by the Passenger Transport Executive for that area for persons travelling on any public passenger transport service provided by the Executive if those concessions are granted—
(a)in accordance with any scheme established under section 93 of this Act by any authority other than the Passenger Transport Authority for that Executive’s area or (as the case may be) by authorities who do not include that Passenger Transport Authority; or
(b)where that Executive’s area is in England and Wales, in pursuance of arrangements made with that Executive by any local authority within the meaning of the M1National Assistance Act 1948 in exercise of their powers under section 29 of that Act (welfare arrangements for handicapped persons);
or correspond to travel concessions under any scheme established under section 93 of this Act by the Passenger Transport Authority for that Executive’s area or (as the case may be) by authorities who include that Passenger Transport Authority.
(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) above, travel concessions granted by the Executive for a passenger transport area on any such service correspond to travel concessions under any such scheme if they are—
(a)of the same value;
(b)available subject to the same terms, limitations or conditions; and
(c)available to persons of the same description;
as the travel concessions provided under that scheme.
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