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PART IV, TRANSPORT - continued

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Guidance document
Consultation.     156. - (1) When preparing or revising the guidance document and before finally determining the contents of the document or any revisions, the Mayor shall-
 
 
    (a) publish a notice in a newspaper circulating in the entire area of Greater London, stating where a draft of the guidance document (or the revisions, as the case may be) may be inspected, and
 
    (b) consult the persons and bodies specified in subsection (2) below.
      (2) The persons and bodies mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above are-
 
 
    (a) each London borough council and the Common Council,
 
    (b) the local authority for any other area which the Mayor considers will be affected by the contents of the guidance document or the revisions, as the case may be,
 
    (c) the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and the Commissioner of Police of the City of London,
 
    (d) the traffic commissioner for the Metropolitan Traffic area,
 
    (e) the traffic commissioner for any other traffic area which the Mayor considers will be affected by the contents of the guidance document or the revisions, as the case may be,
 
    (f) the London Transport Users' Committee, and
 
    (g) any other person whom the Mayor considers it appropriate to consult.
      (3) Where the Mayor is determining the contents of revisions to the guidance document and the revisions will not affect the entire area of Greater London, the obligation imposed under subsection (1)(a) above shall not have effect and instead a notice stating where a draft of the revisions can be inspected shall be published in a newspaper circulating in the area or areas which the Mayor considers will be affected by the revisions.
 
Publication.     157. - (1) The Mayor shall publish the guidance document and make copies of it available to members of the public for such reasonable fee as he may determine.
 
      (2) Where the Mayor revises the guidance document he shall publish it as revised and shall makes copies of it available to members of the public for such reasonable fee as he may determine.
 
      (3) The guidance document must be published no later than 180 days after the Mayor has published the transport strategy prepared by him under section 124(1) above.
 
 
Miscellaneous
Validity of agreements and permits.     158. - (1) A London local service agreement shall be of no effect at any time when the party to the agreement who is not Transport for London does not hold-
 
 
    (a) a PSV operators' licence, or
 
    (b) a permit granted under section 22 of the Transport Act 1985 (a community bus permit).
      (2) A London service permit shall be of no effect at any time when the holder of the permit does not hold a licence of the description specified in subsection (1)(a) above, or a permit of the description specified in subsection (1)(b) above.
 
      (3) In any case where a local education authority is providing a service falling within section 46(1) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (no requirement for a PSV operators' licence where a school bus is being used to provide a service)-
 
 
    (a) subsection (1) above does not apply in relation to any London local service agreement pursuant to which the local education authority is providing the service, and
 
    (b) subsection (2) above does not apply in relation to any London service permit by which the local education authority is authorised to provide the service.
Application of the Public Passenger VehiclesAct 1981.     159. - (1) The provisions of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 specified in subsection (2) below apply in relation to the grant of London service permits, or to London service permits granted, under this Part of this Act, as they apply in relation to the grant of PSV operators' licences, or PSV operators' licences granted, under that Act.
 
      (2) The provisions mentioned in subsection (1) above are-
 
 
    (a) section 57 (death, bankruptcy, etc. of licence holder) taking the references to the traffic commissioner by whom the licence was granted as a reference to Transport for London, and
 
    (b) section 58(2) (grant of licences to unincorporated body or to persons jointly).
      (3) Section 84 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (which relates to the effects of that Act in relation to general public interests) shall have effect as if the provisions of this Chapter were contained in that Act.
 
Interpretation.     160. In this Chapter-
 
 
    "London bus network" shall be construed in accordance with section 146 above,
 
    "London local service agreement" shall be construed in accordance with section 147 above,
 
    "London service permit" shall be construed in accordance with section 150 above,
 
    "London Transport Users' Committee" means the committee established under section 199 below,
 
    "PSV operators' licence" means a licence granted under the provisions of Part II of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981,
 
    "stopping place" means, in relation to any service or part of a service, a point at which passengers are (or, in the case of a proposed service, are proposed to be) taken up or set down in the course of that service or part,
 
    "traffic area" means a traffic area constituted for the purposes of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981,
 
    "traffic commissioner for the Metropolitan Traffic area" means the traffic commissioner for the traffic area in which Greater London is for the time being situated by virtue of section 3 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.
 
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