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After Clause 255
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  For section 11 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 there is substituted--Publication in locality affected of notice of application for licence.
 Publication in locality affected of notice of application for licence.     .--(1)  Subject to subsection (4), the traffic commissioner to whom an application for an operator's licence is made shall refuse the application without considering the merits unless he is satisfied that subsections (2) and (3) have been complied with in respect of each locality affected by the application.
 
    (2)  This subsection has been complied with in respect of a locality affected by an application if, within the period beginning 21 days before the date on which the application is made and ending 21 days after that date, notice of the application in such form and containing such information as may be prescribed has been published in one or more local newspapers circulating in the locality.
 
    (3)  This subsection has been complied with in respect of a locality affected by an application if, within the period beginning 21 days before the date on which the application is made and ending 21 days after that date, notice of the application has been affixed to the perimeter of the site in a position clearly visible to the public."")
 
    (4)  The traffic commissioner is not required by this section to refuse an application if--
    (a)  he is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (1), save only that the form or contents of the notice of application as published in any newspaper or displayed at the site did not comply with the prescribed requirements, and
    (b)  he is satisfied that no person's interests are likely to have been prejudiced by the failure to comply with those requirements.
    (5)  For the purposes of this section a locality is affected by an application for an operator's licence if it contains any place in the area of the traffic commissioner that will be an operating centre of the licence-holder if the application is granted."")
 
 
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