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Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1994

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21Power to contract for police services

(1)Agreements may be made—

(a)between the Executive and the chief officer of police of any police force and the police authority; or

(b)between the Executive and the railways board,for making available to the Executive for the purposes of the operation of the light rapid transit system the services of members of the police force or, as the case may be, members of the British Transport Police Force on such terms as to payment or otherwise, and subject to such conditions, as the parties to them think fit.

(2)Where such an agreement has been made between the Executive and the railways board, members of the British Transport Police Force may act, in accordance with the terms of the agreement, as constables in, on or in the vicinity of any premises forming part of the light rapid transit system or other facilities used in connection with the light rapid transit system notwithstanding the provisions of section 53(1) of the [1949 c. xxix.] British Transport Commission Act 1949 (which restricts them to acting in, on or in the vicinity of premises belonging to or leased to or worked by the railways board, etc.).

(3)In this section—

(a)“chief officer of police”, “police authority” and “police force” have the same meaning as in the [1964 c. 48.] Police Act 1964;

(b)the British Transport Police Force means the force organised under the scheme set out in the Schedule to the [S.I. 1964/1456.] British Transport Police Scheme 1963 (Approval) Order 1964 made under section 69 of the [1962 c. 46.] Transport Act 1962; and

(c)the reference to “premises forming part of the light rapid transit system” is a reference to premises of the Executive used for or in connection with the operation of the light rapid transit system and includes a reference to rolling stock and other vehicles used on that system.

22Saving for town and country planning

In their application to development authorised by Part II (Further extension of light rapid transit system) of this Act, Article 3 of, and Class A in Part 11 of Schedule 2 to, the [S.I. 1988/1813.] Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988 shall have effect as if the authority to develop given by this Act in respect of the authorised works were limited to such development begun within 10 years after the passing of this Act.

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