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Transport Act 2000

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Rail users' consultative committees

18(1)Section 2 (Rail Users' Consultative Committees) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), for “Regulator” substitute “Strategic Rail Authority (in this Act referred to as “the Authority”)”.

(3)In subsections (5), (6), (6A) and (9), for “Regulator” (in each place) substitute “Authority”.

19In section 3(3) (Central Rail Users' Consultative Committee), for “Regulator” (in both places) substitute “Authority”.

20(1)Section 76 (general duties of Central Committee) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)(b), for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”.

(3)In subsection (5), for the words from “refer the matter” to the end substitute “, unless representations about the matter have been made to the Authority by the Rail Passengers' Council, refer it to the Authority with a view to the Authority exercising such of its powers as it considers appropriate in the circumstances of the case.”

(4)After that subsection insert—

(5A)But if the Authority considers that it would be more appropriate for a matter referred to it by the Rail Passengers' Council to be considered by the Regulator, the Authority shall refer it to him, with a view to his exercising such of his powers as he considers appropriate in the circumstances of the case.

(5)In subsection (6) (in both places) and in subsection (7), for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”.

21(1)Section 77 (general duties of consultative committees) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)(b), for “Regulator under section 68(2)(b) above” substitute “Authority”.

(3)In subsection (4), for the words from “refer the matter” to the end substitute “, unless representations about the matter have been made to the Authority by the Rail Passengers' Committee, refer it (or, if it was referred to the Rail Passengers' Committee by the Authority, refer it back) to the Authority with a view to the Authority exercising such of its powers as it considers appropriate in the circumstances of the case.”

(4)After that subsection insert—

(4A)But if the Authority considers that it would be more appropriate for a matter referred to it by a Rail Passengers' Committee to be considered by the Regulator, the Authority shall refer it (or, if it was referred to the Rail Passengers Committee by the Regulator, refer it back) to him, with a view to his exercising such of his powers as he considers appropriate in the circumstances of the case.

(5)In subsection (5), for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”.

(6)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”, and

(b)for “him” substitute “it”.

(7)In subsection (7)—

(a)for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “it”.

(8)In subsection (8), omit “, after consultation with the Regulator,”.

(9)In subsection (9), for “to the Regulator under subsection (4)(a)” substitute “under subsection (4) or (4A)”.

22In section 79(1)(a) (annual report to Regulator by Central Committee and each consultative committee), for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”.

23(1)Schedule 2 (Rail Users' Consultative Committees) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraphs 2, 4 and 5(4), for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”.

(3)In paragraph 8(1), for “Regulator out of money provided by Parliament” substitute “Authority”.

24(1)Schedule 3 (Central Rail Users' Consultative Committee) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraphs 2, 4 and 5(4), for “Regulator” substitute “Authority”.

(3)In paragraph 8(1), for “Regulator out of money provided by Parliament” substitute “Authority”.

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