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The West Midlands Passenger Transport Area (Designation) Order 1969

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SCHEDULE 1DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGNATED AREA

The designated area is the area which consists of all the following local authority areas or parts of such areas, that is to say—

(a)

the county boroughs of the City of Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton;

(b)

so much of the administrative county of Stafford as is comprised in the following county districts or parts of such districts, that is to say—

(i)

the urban districts of Aldridge-Brownhills and Cannock;

(ii)

so much of the rural district of Cannock as is comprised in the following parishes—

  • Brewood, Cheslyn Hay, Essington, Featherstone, Great Wyrley, Hilton, Saredon and Shareshill;

(iii)

so much of the rural district of Lichfield as is comprised in the following parishes—

  • Burntwood, Hammerwich and Shenstone;

(iv)

so much of the rural district of Seisdon as is comprised in the following parishes—

  • Codsall, Himley, Kinver, Lower Penn, Pattingham, Wombourne and Wrottesley;

(c)

so much of the administrative county of Warwick as is comprised in the following county districts or parts of such districts, that is to say—

(i)

the borough of Sutton Coldfield;

(ii)

so much of the rural district of Meriden as is comprised in the following parishes—

  • Bickenhill, Castle Bromwich, Coleshill, Curdworth, Hampton in Arden, Kingshurst, Lea Marston, Nether Whitacre, Shustoke, Water Orton and Wishaw;

(iii)

so much of the rural district of Stratford-on-Avon as is comprised in the following parishes—

  • Hockley Heath and Tanworth-in-Arden;

(d)

so much of the administrative county of Worcester as is comprised in the following county districts or parts of such districts, that is to say—

(i)

the boroughs of Halesowen and Stourbridge;

(ii)

the urban districts of Bromsgrove and Redditch;

(iii)

the rural district of Bromsgrove.

SCHEDULE 2CONSTITUENT COUNCILS ENTITLED TO APPOINT MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY

PART ICouncils each entitled to appoint a member and the number of members they are to appoint

(1)(2)
Name of CouncilNumber of Members
Stafford County Council1
Warwick County Council1
Worcester County Council1
Birmingham City Council9
Dudley County Borough Council1
Solihull County Borough Council1
Walsall County Borough Council1
Warley County Borough Council1
West Bromwich County Borough Council1
Wolverhampton County Borough Council2

PART IIThe groups of councils entitled jointly to appoint a member and the number of members to be appointed by each group

(1)(2)
GroupsNumber of Members to be appointed by each group

Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District Council

Cannock Urban District Council

Cannock Rural District Council

Lichfield Rural District Council

Seisdon Rural District Council

1

Sutton Coldfield Borough Council

Meriden Rural District Council

Stratford-on-Avon Rural District Council

1

Halesowen Borough Council

Stourbridge Borough Council

Bromsgrove Urban District Council

Redditch Urban District Council

Bromsgrove Rural District Council

1

PART IIIProvisions for the appointment of two additional members of certain councils in rotation over periods comprising five consecutive terms of office as member of the Authority

1.  For each of the terms listed in column 1 of the Table below in any period of five consecutive terms of office as member of the Authority each council specified in column 2 of that Table in relation to that term, or where two councils are specified in the said column 2 in relation to that term as alternatives, each chosen alternative council, shall appoint one member of the Authority.

2.  Where in relation to a particular appointment two councils are specified in the alternative in column 2 of the said Table, then the choice of the council to make the appointment shall be determined by agreement between the councils concerned or, in default of such agreement before the meeting hereinafter mentioned, shall be determined by lot at the last annual meeting of the Authority to be held before the beginning of the term for which the appointment is to be made, the lots being drawn under the direction of the person presiding at that meeting.

3.  For the first term in the first of the periods mentioned above the said members shall be appointed on or before the appointed day and shall hold office until the 31st May 1972, and for each remaining term in that period and for every term in all the succeeding periods the said members shall be appointed on or before the 31st May in the year in which the appointments are to be made and shall hold office for 3 years from that date.

4.  If for any reason the office of a member appointed under the provisions of this Part of this Schedule becomes vacant before the end of his term of office, the provisions of paragraph (6) of Article 5 shall apply for filling that vacancy.

TABLE

(1)(2)
Number of term in any period of five termsName of appointing Council
1stWalsall County Borough Council and West Bromwich County Borough Council
2ndDudley County Borough Council and Warley County Borough Council
3rdWolverhampton County Borough Council and Either Walsall or West Bromwich County Borough Council
4thEither Walsall or West Bromwich County Borough Council and Either Dudley or Warley County Borough Council
5thWolverhampton County Borough Council and Either Dudley or Warley County Borough Council

SCHEDULE 3PROVISIONS AS TO MEETINGS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AUTHORITY

1.—(1) The first meeting of the Authority shall be convened by the town clerk of the City of Birmingham for such day (not later than one month after the appointed day) and at such time and place as may be fixed by the said town clerk who shall, not less than 14 days before the day fixed for that meeting, send notice of that meeting by post to each member of the Authority of whose appointment the said town clerk has been notified.

(2) The said town clerk shall, until such time as the Authority have appointed their Secretary, exercise all such functions on behalf of the Authority as are imposed by this Order on the said Secretary or as might be expected to be exercised by a person appointed to be the Secretary of such a body as the Authority, and as respects anything occurring or falling to be done under or in relation to this Order before such appointment has been made the references in this Order to the Secretary of the Authority shall be construed as references to the said town clerk.

(3) The first business to be transacted at the first meeting of the Authority shall be the appointment in accordance with the provisions of this Schedule of a person to act as Chairman of the Authority, and for the purposes of the transaction of this business the chair at that meeting shall be taken by the Lord Mayor of the City of Birmingham or, if he is unable to be present at that meting, by such person (not being a member of the Authority) as has been nominated to do so by the said Lord Mayor, but no person taking the chair at that meeting by virtue of this sub-paragraph shall be entitled to cast any vote in connection with the transaction of the business aforesaid.

(4) A certificate purporting to be signed by the town clerk of the City of Birmingham that any person has been nominated by the Lord Mayor of that City as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3).above shall be conclusive evidence of the inability of the said Lord Mayor to be present at the said first meeting of the Authority and of the fact of the nomination of that person.

2.—(1) The first meeting of the Authority after their establishment shall be the annual meeting of the Authority for the year 1969 and the first meeting of the Authority after the 31st May in any subsequent year shall be the annual meeting for that year.

(2) In every year after 1969 the Authority shall hold their annual meeting as soon as possible after the 31st May and in any event before the 31st July in that year.

(3) The Authority shall between each annual meeting hold at least three other meetings for the transaction of general business and such other meetings shall be held as nearly as may be at regular intervals.

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph 5 of this Schedule, the Authority shall at their annual meeting in each year appoint one of their members to be Chairman of the Authority and the person so appointed shall come into office forthwith and continue in office until his successor becomes entitled to act as Chairman:

provided that subject to the provisions of this Schedule any Chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment at the expiration of the term for which he is to hold office and if so re-appointed shall continue in office accordingly.

(2) The Authority may at each annual meeting appoint one of their number to be Vice Chairman and the provisions of the last foregoing sub-paragraph shall apply in relation to a Vice Chairman as they apply in relation to a Chairman.

(3) The appointment of a Chairman of the Authority shall be the first business to be transacted at each annual meeting of the Authority.

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph 5 of this Schedule, on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of Chairman or Vice Chairman the vacancy shall be filled by the appointment by the Authority of one of their members at a meeting to be held as soon as practicable after the vacancy occurs. Where the office so becoming vacant is that of Chairman, such a meeting may be convened by the Secretary of the Authority.

(2) A person appointed under this paragraph to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the period for which the person in whose place he is appointed would have held office and shall then vacate his office but shall be eligible for re-appointment.

5.—(1) A person appointed to be Chairman of the Authority may act as such only for the purpose of presiding at the meeting at which he is appointed unless his appointment is approved by the Minister.

(2) If in the case of a person appointed to be Chairman of the Authority the Minister decides not to approve the appointment, then as from the date on which the Minister notifies his decision to the Authority there shall for the purposes of paragraph 4 of this Schedule be deemed to be a casual vacancy in the office of Chairman, but this provision shall be without prejudice to the right of a previous Chairman to continue in office under paragraph 3 of this Schedule until his successor becomes entitled to act as Chairman.

6.—(1) The Chairman of the Authority may call a meeting of the Authority at any time.

(2) If the Chairman refuses to call a meeting of the Authority after a requisition for that purpose signed by 5 members of the Authority has been presented to him or if, without so refusing, the Chairman does not call a meeting within 14 days after such requisition has been presented to him, any 5 members of the Authority may forthwith call a meeting of the Authority.

(3) At least 7 clear days before a meeting of the Authority—

(a)notice of the time and place of the intended meeting shall be published at the offices of the Executive or at such other place as is fixed for the meeting of the Authority, and

(b)a summons to attend the meeting specifying the business proposed to be transacted thereat shall be left at or sent by post to the usual place of residence of every member of the Authority.

(4) In a case where the meeting is called by members of the Authority under sub-paragraph (2) above the notice referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(a) above shall be signed by those members and shall specify the business proposed to be transacted thereat, and no business other than that specified in the said notice shall be transacted at a meeting so called.

(5) Want of service on a member of the Authority of the summons referred to in.sub-paragraph (3)(b) above shall not affect the validity of the meeting.

7.  The provisions of paragraphs 1 to 5 of Part V of Schedule 3 to the Act of 1933 (which provide as to the conduct of business at meetings) shall apply to the Authority as if the Authority were a local authority and as if for the references therein to that Act there were substituted references to this Order.

8.  Copies of the minutes kept of the proceedings of each meeting of the Authority shall be sent by the Secretary of the Authority to the town clerk or the clerk of every constituent council and to the Director General and each other member of the Executive not later than 21 days after the meeting.

9.  There shall be sent to every deputy of a member of the Authority copies of all notices of meetings and other papers which are sent to that member in connection with any such meeting.

10.  Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, the Authority may make rules with respect to the meetings and proceedings of the Authority (including quorum, place of meeting and notices to be given of meetings) and subject as aforesaid and to any rules so made the Authority may regulate their own procedure.

11.  The application of the seal of the Authority shall be authenticated by the signature of the Secretary of the Authority or some other person authorised by the Authority, either generally or specially, to act for the purpose

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