Lords amendment: No. 38, after clause 26, in pare 27, line 26, at end insert—
These amendments deal with the position where there is a right of appeal to the High Court on a point of law from the Minister's decisions on bus licensing appeals. Originally it was proposed to rely on the rights set down in the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971, but appeals on traffic commissioners' cases are not wholly and satisfactorily dealt with by the Act.
It has been thought preferable to set out clearly in the Bill the right of appeal to the High Court on a point of law from a decision of the Minister against a judgment of the traffic commissioners, including a decision on an appeal against London Transport. Those appeals will only be on a point of law. If the appeals are successful, the High Court will have powers to give a ruling and remit the case to the Minister for him to make a further and correct decision.