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Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007

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National concession: journeys beginning on London bus networkE+W

4The national concession: journeys beginning on London bus networkE+W

(1)Amend section 240 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) (travel concessions on journeys in and around Greater London) as follows.

(2)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “persons appearing to the authority to be persons—” substitute—

(a)persons appearing to the authority to have their sole or principal residence in the authority's area and to be persons—;

(b)renumber paragraphs (a) to (i) as sub-paragraphs (i) to (ix) of paragraph (a);

(c)at the end of the subsection insert ; or

(b)persons to whom a current statutory travel concession permit has been issued under section 145A(4) of the Transport Act 2000.

(3)In subsection (5A), for “(5)(b) to (i)” substitute “ (5)(a)(ii) to (ix) ”.

(4)After subsection (5B) insert—

(5C)The Secretary of State may issue guidance to local authorities to which they must have regard in determining for the purposes of this Chapter whether a person has his sole or principal residence in an authority's area.

5Reserve free travel schemeE+W

(1)Amend section 241 of the 1999 Act (reserve free travel scheme for London residents) as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in the opening words, omit “for London residents”;

(b)in the closing words, after “are provided for” insert “ all eligible England residents and that additional travel concessions are provided for ”.

(3)In subsection (2), after “apply to” insert “ certain eligible England residents or ”.

(4)In subsection (3), after “travel concessions for” insert “ eligible England residents and the additional travel concessions for ”.

(5)For subsection (4) substitute—

(4)In this Chapter—

  • eligible England residents” means—

    (a)

    persons to whom a current statutory travel concession permit has been issued under section 145A(4) of the Transport Act 2000, and

    (b)

    eligible London residents;

  • eligible London residents” means persons whose sole or principal residence is in Greater London and who are eligible in accordance with section 240(5)(a) above to receive travel concessions under arrangements under subsection (1) of that section.

(6)In the heading, omit “for London residents”.

(7)Schedule 1 contains amendments of Schedule 16 to the 1999 Act (the London free travel scheme).

6Requirements as to scopeE+W

(1)Amend section 242 of the 1999 Act (requirements as to scope) as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in the opening words, omit “for London residents”;

(b)for paragraph (b) and the word “and” before it substitute—

(b)for the grant to all eligible England residents of the travel concession specified in subsection (8) below; and

(c)for the grant to all eligible London residents of the additional travel concession specified in subsection (8A) below.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) above are not to be taken as restricting the concessions that may be provided to eligible London residents on the London bus network by virtue of paragraph (a) of that subsection.

(4)In subsection (7), for “paragraphs of section 240(5)” substitute “ sub-paragraphs of section 240(5)(a) ”.

(5)For subsection (8) substitute—

(8)The travel concession which must be granted for all eligible England residents is a waiver of the fare for each journey beginning on the London bus network—

(a)at any time on a Saturday or Sunday or on any day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971; or

(b)in the period from 9.30 am to 11.00 pm on any other day,

(whether or not the journey ends on that network).

(8A)The additional travel concession which must be granted for all eligible London residents is a waiver of the fare for each journey which is on the London bus network and which begins—

(a)in the period from midnight to 4.30 am; or

(b)in the period from 11.00 pm to midnight,

on any day other than one mentioned in subsection (8)(a) above.

(8B)In subsections (8) and (8A) above “journey” means a journey on one public service vehicle (in one direction); and for this purpose “public service vehicle” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

(6)Omit subsection (10).

7Requirements as to uniformityE+W

(1)Amend section 243 of the 1999 Act (requirements as to uniformity) as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in the opening words, omit “for London residents”;

(b)in paragraph (b), for “issued to him in accordance with the arrangements” substitute—

(i)issued to the person in accordance with the arrangements by the London authority in whose area the person has his sole or principal residence (in the case of an eligible London resident), or

(ii)issued to the person pursuant to section 145A(4) of the Transport Act 2000 (in the case of any other eligible England resident).

(3)In subsection (5), for “document in any form” substitute “ permit in any form (subject to any regulations under subsection (7) below) ”.

(4)In subsection (6), for “242(8)” substitute “ 242(8) and (8A) ”.

(5)After subsection (6) insert—

(7)Subject to subsection (1)(c) above, the Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the form and period of validity of travel concession permits issued by a London authority relating to the travel concession specified in section 242(8) and (8A) above.

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