Amendments to section 145 of the 2000 Act

6.  After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A) If it appears to a travel concession authority in Wales issuing a statutory travel concession permit to a disabled person that the person requires the assistance of a companion to travel on journeys on public passenger transport services, the authority must mark that clearly on the permit.

(3B) Where a person whose current statutory travel concession permit is marked in accordance with subsection (3A) is entitled under this section to waiver of the fare for a journey, one companion travelling on the journey with the person (and nominated by the person as the person’s companion for that journey) is also entitled to waiver of the fare for the journey.