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City of Bristol (Portishead Docks) Act 1992 (c. xxi)

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City of Bristol (Portishead Docks) Act 1992 (c. xxi)

1992 CHAPTER xxi

An Act to empower the City Council of Bristol to close the Portishead Docks and to dispose of the Portishead Docks undertaking; to provide for the repeal of certain enactments relating to the Portishead Docks; and for connected or other purposes.

[3rd December 1992]

WHEREAS—

(1)The City of Bristol is under the management and local government of the City Council of Bristol (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”):

(2)The Council are the owners of the docks known respectively as the City Docks, the Avonmouth Docks, the Royal Portbury Docks and the Portishead Docks and are the port and harbour authority of the port and harbour of Bristol:

(3)The Portishead Docks are no longer required for the purposes of commercial shipping:

(4)It is expedient that the Council be empowered to discontinue their Portishead Docks undertaking, close the Portishead Docks to all vessels and dispose of that undertaking:

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

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

(7)In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of section 239 of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972 have been observed:

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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