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London Docklands Railway Act 1991 (c. xxiii)

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London Docklands Railway Act 1991 (c. xxiii)

1991 CHAPTER xxiii

An Act to empower London Regional Transport to construct works and to acquire lands; to confer further powers on London Regional Transport; and for other purposes.

[19th December 1991]

Whereas—

(1)By the [1984 c. 32.] London Regional Transport Act 1984 the London Transport Executive which were established by the [1969 c. 35.] Transport (London) Act 1969 were reconstituted on 29th June 1984 under the name of London Regional Transport (in this Act referred to as “the Corporation”):

(2)It is the general duty of the Corporation under the said Act of 1984, in accordance with principles from time to time approved by the Secretary of State and in conjunction with the British Railways Board, to provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services for Greater London, and in carrying out that duty the Corporation shall have due regard to (a) the transport needs for the time being of Greater London and (b) efficiency, economy and safety of operation:

(3)Under the Local Government, [1980 c. 65.] Planning and Land Act 1980 the London Docklands Development Corporation was established by the London Docklands Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1980 as the urban development corporation for London docklands for the purpose of securing the regeneration of its area and it is the view of the said corporation that the works authorised by this Act will advance the securing of such regeneration:[S.I. 1981/936.]

(4)For the purposes of improving the operational efficiency of the Docklands Railway and for the purposes aforesaid, it is expedient that the Corporation should be empowered to construct the works authorised by, and to acquire the lands referred to in, this Act:

(5)It is expedient that the other powers in this Act contained should be conferred upon the Corporation and that the other provisions in this Act contained should be enacted:

(6)A plan and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works 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 London borough council of Tower Hamlets, which plan, sections and book of reference are respectively referred to in this Act as the deposited plan, the deposited sections and the deposited book of reference:

(7)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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