26(1)Section 33 (hire car services at designated transport facilities) is amended as follows.E+W+S
(2)In subsection (2), and in the definition in subsection (4) of “designated”, for “Secretary of State” there is substituted “ appropriate national authority ”.
(3)In subsection (3), for “Secretary of State” there is substituted “ ;authority making the regulations ”.
(4)In subsection (4), before the definition of “designated” there is inserted—
“;appropriate national authority means—
(a)in relation to transport facilities in England and Wales, the Secretary of State, and
(b)in relation to transport facilities in Scotland, the Scottish Ministers (but see subsection (5));”.
(5)In that subsection, in the definition of hire car” for “prescribed” there is substituted “ ;specified by regulations made by the appropriate national authority ”.
(6)After that subsection there is inserted—
“(5)The Secretary of State may, for the purposes mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (implementation of Community obligations etc. of the United Kingdom), exercise the powers conferred by this section on the Scottish Ministers.”