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Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

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Article 3.

SCHEDULE 4N.I.DEFINITIONS RELATING TO FREIGHT-TRANSPORT HEREDITAMENTS

  • In this Order—

  • “canal transport purposes” means all purposes connected with the conveyance or transport by canal of carriages, parcels or merchandise, including the construction, maintenance and repair of all ways, works, machinery and plant used in connection with the canal undertaking;

  • “canal undertaking” includes any inland navigation undertaking comprising as part thereof an inland navigation used for the conveyance of merchandise, and “canal”, in relation to such an undertaking, shall be construed as including an inland navigation;

  • “dock” includes any harbour, wharf, pier, jetty or other works in or at which vessels can ship or unship merchandise or passengers not being a pier or jetty primarily used for recreation;

  • “dock authority” means any person or body of persons, whether incorporated or not, who are authorised to construct, or are owners or lessees of, any dock authorised by any statutory provision;

  • “dock purposes” means all purposes connected with the shipping or unshipping at a dock of passengers and their luggage, or of carriages, parcels or merchandise, or the conveyance or transport thereof by a railway forming part of a dock undertaking, including the construction, maintenance and repair of all ways, works, machinery and plant used in connection with the undertaking, or connected with the provision of accommodation for vessels and their stores, equipment and tackle (including fishing tackle), whether for purposes of repair or otherwise;

  • “dock undertaking” means an undertaking carried on by a dock authority, but also includes any other undertaking comprising as part thereof a dock in so far only as its business is carried on at and in connection with that dock;

  • “freight-transport hereditament” means all or any of the following hereditaments—

    (a)

    a hereditament occupied and used wholly or partly for canal transport purposes as part of a canal undertaking, being an undertaking whereof a substantial proportion of the volume of the business is concerned with the conveyance of merchandise not belonging to, or intended for the use of, the undertakers;

    (b)

    a hereditament, having a net annual value exceeding[F1 £825], occupied and used wholly or partly for dock purposes as part of a dock undertaking, being an undertaking whereof a substantial proportion of the volume of business is concerned with the shipping and unshipping of merchandise not belonging to, or intended for the use of, the undertakers;

    (c)

    a hereditament occupied and used wholly or partly for railway transport purposes as part of a railway undertaking carried on by a railway company being an undertaking whereof the railway is used as a public railway for the conveyance of merchandise otherwise than by passenger train or carriage, and which comprises at least two stations situated in Northern Ireland and used for railway transport purposes;

    but so that a hereditament primarily occupied and used as offices for or for purposes ancillary to, the general direction and management of a canal, dock or railway undertaking shall not be deemed a freight-transport hereditament;

  • “merchandise” includes goods, minerals, livestock and animals of all descriptions;

  • “railway transport purposes” means all purposes connected with the conveyance or transport by railway of passengers and their luggage, or of carriages, parcels or merchandise, including the construction, maintenance and repair of all ways, works, machinery and plant used in connection with the railway undertaking;

  • “transport purposes” means all or any of the following purposes—

    (a)

    canal transport purposes;

    (b)

    dock purposes;

    (c)

    railway transport purposes;

  • “vessel” has the[F2 same meaning as “ship” in the Merchant Shipping Act 1995] and includes a hovercraft within the meaning of the Hovercraft Act 1968 [1968 c.59] .

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F1SR 2003/73

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