.(1) Any authority to whom this section applies, or any two or more such authorities acting jointly, may make, in such cases and subject to such terms and conditions as they think fit, grants to any other person towards expenditure incurred or to be incurred by that person in providing, maintaining or improving—
(a) any vehicle, equipment or other facilities provided wholly or mainly for the purpose of facilitating travel by members of the public who are disabled; or
(b) any equipment or other facilities specially designed or adapted for that purpose which are incorporated in any vehicle, equipment or other facilities not provided wholly or mainly for that purpose.
(2) Subject to subsection (3) below, any such authority, or any two or more such authorities acting jointly, may make, in such cases and subject to such terms and conditions as they think fit, grants to any person providing public passenger transport services towards expenditure incurred or to be Incurred by that person for the purpose of—
(a) maintaining or improving facilities for public passenger transport, other than facilities provided wholly or mainly for use for the purpose of or in connection with excepted services; or
(b) facilitating or improving the operation of public passenger transport services, other than excepted services;
in the area of that authority or (as the case may be) in the area comprising the areas of both or all those authorities.
In this subsection "excepted services" means services for the carriage of passengers by road which require a PSV operator's licence (within the meaning of Part IV of this Act).
§ (3) Subsection (2) above shall not apply in relation to expenditure appearing to the authority or authorities in question to be of a capital nature.
(4) This section applies to the following authorities—
(a) any Passenger Transport Authority or Passenger Transport Executive;
(b) the council of any county or district in England and Wales;
(c) the council of a London borough or the common Council of the City of London; or
(d) any regional or islands council in Scotland.
§ No. 241, after clause 95, insert the following new clause