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Public Service Vehicles (Travel Concessions) Act 1955

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1 Granting by local authorities of travel concessions.E+W+S

(1)Notwithstanding anything in any other enactment or in any rule of law to the contrary, it shall be lawful for any local authority who are operating a public service vehicle undertaking to make arrangements for the granting of . . . F1 travel concessions to qualified persons travelling on the public service vehicles run by the local authority or on any of those vehicles to which the arrangements relate.

(2)In this Act the expression “qualified persons” means persons mentioned in any of the following paragraphs or any description of such persons, that is to say—

(a)men over the age of sixty-five years and women over the age of sixty years;

(b)persons whose age does not exceed [F2sixteen] years;

(c)persons whose age exceeds [F2sixteen] years but does not exceed eighteen years and who are undergoing full-time education;

(d)blind persons, that is to say persons so blind as to be unable to perform any work for which eyesight is essential;

(e)persons suffering from any disability or injury which, in the opinion of the local authority, seriously impairs their ability to walk;

(f)members of the local authority or of a constituent authority of the local authority (including persons who for the purposes of [F3sections 173 to 175 of the M1Local Government Act 1972], are to be treated as members of the local authority or constituent authority):

Provided that travel concessions granted to a person by virtue of paragraph (c) of this subsection shall be limited to travel between the residence of such person and his place of education or for purposes in connection with the education received by him thereat, and travel concessions granted to a person by virtue of paragraph (f) of this subsection shall be limited to travel in the performance of approved duties as defined in [F3section 177 of the M2Local Government Act 1972].

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(5)In respect of travel concessions granted by them to qualified persons the council of a [F6district] may, if they think fit, from time to time transfer to the credit of the account of their transport undertaking sums from the general . . . F7 fund, being sums not exceeding the cost to them of granting the concessions or so much of that cost as would not fall to be met out of the general . . . F7 fund apart from this subsection.

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(7)Sections one . . . F8 of the M3Transport Charges &c. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954, shall not apply to fares chargeable to qualified persons by virtue of travel concessions granted by local authorities, and no conditions attached to a road service licence shall prejudice the operation of arrangements for granting such concessions to such persons.

(8)Any expenditure of a local authority incurred before the passing of this Act which would have been lawful if this Act had then been in force shall be deemed to have been lawfully incurred.

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F3Words substituted by virtue of Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) s. 272(2)

F6Word “district” substituted for words “county borough or county district” by Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70), s. 186(5)

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