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London Underground (Victoria) Act 1991

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London Underground (Victoria) Act 1991

1991 CHAPTER x

An Act to empower London Underground Limited to construct works and to acquire or use lands; and for connected purposes.

[27th June 1991]

WHEREAS—

(1)

London Underground Limited (in this Act referred to as “the Company”) were incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidary of London Regional Transport (in this Act referred to as “the Corporation”) by virtue of the [1984 c. 32.] London Regional Transport Act 1984 and the Companies Acts 1948 to 1981 (inter alia) to acquire and take over, as a going concern, that part of the undertaking of the Corporation responsible for operating the railway system of the Corporation (other than the Docklands Railway) and for the maintenance of such railway system and to carry on develop and turn to account that part of that undertaking and all property and assets acquired from the Corporation in connection therewith:

(2)

By the London Regional Transport Underground Railway Asset Transfer Scheme 1985 made under the provisions of section 4(7) of the said Act of 1984 there was transferred from the Corporation to the Company all the property, rights and liabilities comprised in those parts of the Corporation’s undertaking connected with the Corporation’s underground railway services (except as provided in the said scheme) together with any functions under any statutory provision relating to the Corporation’s underground railway:

(3)

It is expedient that for the purposes aforesaid the Company should be empowered to construct the work authorised by, and to acquire or use the lands referred to in, this Act and that the other provisions in this Act contained should be enacted:

(4)

A plan and section showing the line or situation and levels of the work to be constructed under the powers of this Act, and a plan of the lands authorised to be acquired or used by this Act, and a book of reference to such plan containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the said lands, were duly deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the proper officer of the Westminster City Council, which plan, section and book of reference are respectively referred to in this Act as the deposited plan, the deposited section and the deposited book of reference:

(5)

The purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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