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The Transport Act 2000 (Commencement No.1) (Wales) Order 2001

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2001 No. 2788 (W.238) (C.94)

TRANSPORT, WALES

The Transport Act 2000 (Commencement No.1) (Wales) Order 2001

Made

25th July 2001

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following order in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 275(2) and 276(2) of the Transport Act 2000(1):

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Transport Act 2000 (Commencement No.1) (Wales) Order 2001.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Transport Act 2000.

(3) This Order applies to Wales.

Provisions coming into force

2.  The provisions of the Act specified in Schedule 1 to this Order come into force, subject to the limitations specified in that Schedule, on 1st August 2001.

3.  The provisions of the Act specified in Schedule 2 to this Order come into force on 1st April 2002.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(2).

Rhodri Morgan

First Secretary of the National Assembly

25th July 2001

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1PROVISIONS WHICH COME INTO FORCE ON 1 AUGUST 2001

1.  Sections 108 to 123.

2.  Sections 128(4), 130(8), 131(2), (3) and (4), 132(6), 133 and 134.

3.  The remaining provisions of Sections 124 to 134 but only in relation to the powers to make regulations under the provisions specified in paragraph 2 of this Schedule.

4.  Sections 135 to 144.

5.  Section 145 with the exception of sub-sections (1), (2) and (3).

6.  Sections 146 to 150.

7.  Section 152.

8.  Section 153 except to the extent that it relates to paragraph 1(1)(a) and (2)(a) of Schedule 10 to the Act and to the words “a quality partnership scheme or” in paragraph 12(2) of that Schedule.

9.  Section 154(1) to (5).

10.  Sections 155 to 160.

11.  Section 161 except to the extent that it relates to paragraphs 15 to 20 of Schedule 11 to the Act.

12.  Section 162.

13.  Sections 163(2)(b), 168(3), 172(1), 173(1), (2), (3) and (4), 174(1), (2) and (5), 175(1) and 176(2).

14.  The remainder of Chapter I of Part III (except for section 166) but only in relation to the powers to make regulations under the provisions specified in paragraph 13 of this Schedule.

15.  Sections 178(2)(b), 182(5), 183(3), 187(1) and 189(1), (2), (3)(b) and (4).

16.  The remainder of Chapter II of Part III (except for section 181) but only in relation to the powers to make regulations under the provisions specified in paragraph 15 of this Schedule.

17.  Part III Chapter III (except for sections 191 and 199).

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2PROVISIONS WHICH COME INTO FORCE ON 1 APRIL 2002

1.  Section 145(1), (2) and (3).

2.  Section 161 to the extent that it relates to paragraphs 15 to 20.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force in Wales certain provisions of Parts II and III of the Transport Act 2000.

The provisions which come into force on 1 August 2001 include:

Sections 108 to 113, which place a duty on local authorities to prepare local transport plans and bus strategies;

Sections 114 to 123, which make provision for local transport authorities to make bus service quality partnership schemes;

Sections 124 to 134, which make provision for local transport authorities to make bus service quality contracts schemes, but only to the extent which enables the National Assembly to make regulations relating to such schemes;

Sections 135 to 138, which enable local authorities to make schemes for joint and through bus ticketing;

Sections 139 to 144, which place a duty on local authorities to decide how to ensure that the public receive information about local bus services;

Sections 145 to 150 which make provision for mandatory concessionary travel on local buses for the elderly or disabled (but not including the right to the concession itself);

Sections 152 to 159 (with some exceptions), which relate to grants for local public transport and competition tests relating to the exercise of functions relating to bus services;

Sections 160, 161 and 162, which relate to the powers to make regulations, minor amendments to the law and interpretation;

Chapter I of Part III of the Act which provides for road user charging schemes, but only to the extent which enables the National Assembly and the Lord Chancellor to make regulations relating to such schemes;

Chapter II of Part III of the Act which provides for workplace parking levies, but only to the extent which enables the National Assembly and the Lord Chancellor to make any necessary regulations;

Chapter III of Part III of the Act which makes general and supplementary provisions relating to road user charging and workplace parking levies but with the exception of Schedule 12 which includes financial provisions;

The provisions which come into force on 1 April 2002 include:

The provisions of Section 145 which confer the right to the travel concessions;

Some minor amendments to the law under Section 161.

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