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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 405

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The Holyrood Park Amendment Regulations 2001

Made

5th November 2001

Coming into force

6th November 2001

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Parks Regulations (Amendment) Act 1926(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations, a draft of which has, in accordance with section 2(2) of that Act, section 6(2) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946(2), and articles 3(3) and 12 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Statutory Instruments) Order 1999(3), been laid before the Scottish Parliament and a period of 40 days having expired without a resolution that the Regulations be not made:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Holyrood Park Amendment Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 6th November 2001.

Amendment of the Holyrood Park Regulations 1971

2.  The Holyrood Park Regulations 1971(4) will be amended in accordance with the following regulations.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)–

(a)before the definition of “the Park” there shall be inserted the following definition:–

  • “heavy commercial vehicle” has the same meaning as in section 138 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(5);; and

(b)after the definition of “Park-keeper” there shall be inserted the following:–

“Queen’s Gait Spur” means that section of roadway between Queen’s Gait and Queen’s Gait Roundabout;

“the Queen’s Drive Loop” means that section of roadway between the Queen’s Gate Entrance and the Holyrood Lodge Entrance via the Queen’s Gait Spur, the Queen’s Gait Roundabout, Queen’s Drive, the Broad Pavement Roundabout and the South Approach as the same may be improved or realigned from time to time;.

4.  In regulation 4 (acts for which written permission is required)–

(a)at the beginning of paragraph (2) there shall be inserted “subject to paragraph (2A) of this regulation,”;

(b)after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph:–

(2A) paragraph 2 shall not apply, except for heavy commercial vehicles, in relation to the Queen’s Drive Loop;; and

(c)at the beginning of paragraph (10) there shall be inserted the following–

  • except for advertising on vehicles entitled to use the Queen’s Drive Loop,.

ALLAN WILSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

5th November 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Holyrood Park Regulations 1971 which specifically ban commercial vehicles and the exhibition of advertising material in the Park.

The amendments–

(a)permit commercial vehicles (except heavy commercial vehicles with an operating weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes) to use a specified route through the Park as an alternative to Holyrood Road which is scheduled for partial closure;

(b)permit the display of advertising material on such commercial vehicles.

(1)

1926 c. 36; section 2(1) was amended by the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21), sections 289F and 289G (as inserted by the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), section 54). In terms of the Ministry of Works (Transfer of Powers) (No.1 ) Order 1945 (S.R.&O. 1945/991), the Ministry of Works (Change of Style and Title) Order 1962 (S.I. 1962/1549) and the Transfer of Functions (Scottish Royal Parks and Ancient Monuments) Order 1969 (S.I. 1969/383) the functions of the Commissioner of Works were transferred to the Secretary of State. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

1946 c. 36; section 6(2) was modified by article 3(3) of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Statutory Instruments) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1096).

(3)

S.I. 1999/1096.

(5)

1984 c. 27; section 138 was amended by the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52), section 41.

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