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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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193Validity of agreements and permits

(1)A London local service agreement shall be of no effect at any time when the party to the agreement who is not Transport for London does not hold—

(a)a PSV operators' licence, or

(b)a permit granted under section 22 of the [1985 c. 67.] Transport Act 1985 (a community bus permit).

(2)A London service permit shall be of no effect at any time when the holder of the permit does not hold a licence of the description specified in subsection (1)(a) above, or a permit of the description specified in subsection (1)(b) above.

(3)In any case where a local education authority is providing a service falling within section 46(1) of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (no requirement for a PSV operators' licence where a school bus is being used to provide a service)—

(a)subsection (1) above does not apply in relation to any London local service agreement pursuant to which the local education authority is providing the service, and

(b)subsection (2) above does not apply in relation to any London service permit by which the local education authority is authorised to provide the service.

194Application of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

(1)The provisions of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 specified in subsection (2) below apply in relation to the grant of London service permits, or to London service permits granted, under this Part of this Act, as they apply in relation to the grant of PSV operators' licences, or PSV operators' licences granted, under that Act.

(2)The provisions mentioned in subsection (1) above are—

(a)section 57 (death, bankruptcy, etc. of licence holder) taking the references to the traffic commissioner by whom the licence was granted as a reference to Transport for London, and

(b)section 58(2) (grant of licences to unincorporated body or to persons jointly).

(3)Section 84 of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (which relates to the effects of that Act in relation to general public interests) shall have effect as if the provisions of this Chapter were contained in that Act.

195Interpretation of Chapter V

In this Chapter—

  • “the guidance document” shall be construed in accordance with section 185(2) above,

  • “London authority” shall be construed in accordance with section 183(7) above,

  • “London bus network” shall be construed in accordance with section 181 above,

  • “London local service agreement” shall be construed in accordance with section 182 above,

  • “London service permit” shall be construed in accordance with section 185 above,

  • “London Transport Users' Committee” means the committee established under section 247 below,

  • “PSV operators' licence” means a licence granted under the provisions of Part II of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981,

  • “stopping place” means, in relation to any service or part of a service, a point at which passengers are (or, in the case of a proposed service, are proposed to be) taken up or set down in the course of that service or part,

  • “traffic area” means a traffic area constituted for the purposes of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981,

  • “traffic commissioner for the Metropolitan Traffic area” means the traffic commissioner for the traffic area in which Greater London is for the time being situated by virtue of section 3 of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

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