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Transport Act 1985 (Dispensations)

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of dispensations made under section 74 of the Transport Act 1985, stating the number of councils for which dispensation has been agreed, and the number of individuals for whom dispensation has been agreed, in each month since the Royal Assent to the Act.

Dispensations have been given by the Secretary of State on five occasions to local authority councillors who were also directors of the public transport company owned by their authority. The dispensations enable councillors to discuss and vote on certain matters concerning the company. The details are as follows:

Authorities given dispensationsDateNumber of councillors involved
(a) Stockton on Tees, Langbaurgh and Middlesbrough borough councils (joint application)9 May 198617

Authorities given dispensations


Number of councillors involved

(b) Portsmouth city council

16 February 19874

(c) Portsmouth city council

3 March 19874

(d) Portsmouth city council

1 October 19874

(e) Portsmouth city council

15 March 19884

1 Three from Stockton on Tees, one from Langbaurgh and three from Middlesbrough.