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Shard Bridge Act 1991 (c. v)

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Shard Bridge Act 1991 (c. v)

1991 CHAPTER v

An Act to modify the Transport Charges &c. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954 in its application to the bridge undertaking of the Shard Bridge Company; to confer other powers on the proprietors and to amend or repeal certain of the local statutory provisions applicable to them; and for other purposes.

[9th May 1991]

WHEREAS—

(1)By the [1862 c. lxi.] Shard Bridge Act 1862 (in this Act called “the Act of 1862”) the Shard Bridge Company (in this Act called “the Company”) were incorporated and authorised to construct a bridge (in this Act called “the bridge”) across the river Wyre with approach roads thereto and to levy tolls:

(2)By the [1975 c. xxxvi.] Shard Bridge Act 1975 (in this Act called “the Act of 1975”), the Act of 1862 was amended, certain provisions of that Act were repealed and further powers were conferred upon the Company for the management and regulation of the bridge:

(3)The bridge continues to serve the needs of substantial volumes of traffic and at the same time the cost of maintaining the bridge continues to increase:

(4)It is expedient for the authorisation of tolls pursuant to the [1954 c. 64.] Transport Charges &c. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954 sufficient for the purposes of their undertaking that the provisions of that Act in their application to the Company should be modified as by this Act provided:

(5)It is expedient that new provision be made with respect to failure by persons to pay the tolls levied by the Company:

(6)It is expedient that further powers be conferred on the Company, that the Companies Clauses Consolidation Acts 1845 and 1888 be amended in their application to the Company, and that other amendments be made to the powers and duties of the Company and to its constitution, including amendments and repeals of provisions of the local Acts affecting the Company:

(7)The objects 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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