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The Laganside Development(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Power to make byelaws as to use of river

19.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), the Corporation may make byelaws regulating—

(a)the use of the river for recreational purposes;

(b)the conduct of persons using the river for recreational purposes;

(c)the movement of vessels on the river;

(d)the use of lights on the river.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), byelaws under this Article may provide for the levying by the Corporation of tolls in respect of vessels using any lock which is under the management of the Corporation and in particular such byelaws may—

(a)fix, or make provision for the fixing by the Corporation, of the amount of such tolls;

(b)make provision for the collection of such tolls and for exemptions from such tolls;

(c)make such other provision in connection with such tolls as the Corporation thinks necessary or expedient.

(3) Byelaws under this Article shall not apply in relation to any part of the river within the limits for the time being of the jurisdiction of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners under the Belfast Harbour Acts 1847 to 1967.

(4) Byelaws under this Article shall be made and have effect as if sections 91 (except subsection (6)), 92, 93 and 94(1) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1) applied to them as those provisions apply to byelaws made by a district council, and as if—

(a)for any reference in those provisions to a council or to the clerk of a council there were substituted a reference to the Corporation or to the chairman of the Corporation; and

(b)for any reference to the Ministry concerned there were substituted a reference to the Department and the Department of Agriculture acting jointly.

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