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39(1)In section 63(4) of the Transport Act 1985 (functions of local councils with respect to passenger transport outside passenger transport areas), omit “and Wales”.E+W+S

(2)In section 64(1) of that Act (consultation and publicity with respect to policies as to services), omit “and Wales”.

(3)In section 66(1) of that Act (exclusions of powers of certain councils to run bus undertakings) for “and Wales” substitute “ a county council or county borough council in Wales ”.

(4)Section 81 of that Act (provision, maintenance and operation of bus stations) is amended as provided in subsections (5) to (7).

(5)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Where, immediately before 1st April 1996, a council (the “former council”) had power, by virtue of subsection (2) above, to maintain, repair and operate a bus station and any associated facilities, that power is, on and after that date, exercisable—

(a)where the bus station and any such associated facilities—

(i)was or were, immediately before 1st April 1996, situated wholly within the area of the former council, and

(ii)is or are, on and after that date, situated wholly within a single Welsh county or county borough,

by the council of that county or county borough; and

(b)in any other case, by such Welsh county council or county borough council as the Secretary of State may by order designate.

(6)After subsection (5) of that section insert—

(5A)Any Welsh county council or county borough council by whom any power is exercisable in relation to a bus station and any associated facilities by virtue of subsection (2A) above shall have power—

(a)to make reasonable charges for the use of accommodation for public service vehicles at that bus station; and

(b)to make reasonable charges for the use of, or let on hire to any person, those facilities (if any).

(7)In subsection (6) of that section, for “(3) or (5)” substitute “ (3), (5) or (5A) ”.

(8)In section 87 of that Act (interpretation of Part IV), at the end add— and

(f)references to a district council shall be read, in relation to Wales, as references to a county council or county borough council, and references to a district shall be so read as references to a county or, as the case may be, county borough.

(9)In section 105 of that Act (travel concessions on services provided by local authorities), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)In subsection (2) above, the reference to the general fund shall be read, in relation to Wales, as a reference to the council fund.

(10)In section 137 of that Act (general interpretation), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)In this Act—

(a)any reference to a county shall be construed in relation to Wales as including a reference to a county borough;

(b)any reference to a county council shall be construed in relation to Wales as including a reference to a county borough council; and

(c)section 17(4) and (5) of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (references to counties and districts to be construed generally in relation to Wales as references to counties and county boroughs) shall not apply.

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