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Bus Services Act 2017

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19Variation or cancellation of registration: service information

(1)After section 6B of the Transport Act 1985 insert—

6CVariation or cancellation of registration: service information

(1)Regulations may require the operator of a local service registered under section 6 to provide prescribed information to any local transport authority in England in whose area the service has a stopping place if—

(a)the operator—

(i)has made an application under section 6 to vary or cancel the registration of the service, or

(ii)has notified the local transport authority in accordance with regulations under that section that it proposes to make such an application, and

(b)the authority requests the operator to provide the information.

(2)The information that may be prescribed is information relating to—

(a)the number of passengers using the service, the journeys made by those passengers and the fares paid by them, and

(b)the revenue obtained by operating the service.

(3)Regulations under this section may, in particular—

(a)make provision about the periods of time in respect of which information may be required,

(b)make provision about the time when, and the manner and form in which, information is to be provided,

(c)provide for a traffic commissioner or a body carrying out a traffic commissioner’s functions in accordance with section 6G not to accept an application to vary or cancel the service if the operator has failed to comply with the regulations,

(d)make provision about the use and disclosure of information provided under the regulations (including provision about its further disclosure),

(e)make provision as to cases in which section 67 of the 1981 Act does not apply in relation to contraventions of, or failures to comply with, the regulations,

(f)make provision subject to conditions, and

(g)make supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provision.

(4)In this section “local transport authority” has the meaning given in section 108(4) of the Transport Act 2000.

(2)In section 155(1) of the Transport Act 2000 (sanctions), after paragraph (aa) insert—

(ab)failed to comply with a requirement to provide information imposed by virtue of section 6C of that Act,.

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