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Dunham Bridge (Amendment) Act 1994

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1Short title

This Act may be cited as the Dunham Bridge (Amendment) Act 1994.

2Interpretation

(1)In this Act, unless otherwise expressly provided or the context otherwise requires—

  • “the Act of 1830” means the [1830 c. lxvi.] Act 11 Geo. 4 c. lxvi;

  • “the Act of 1845” means the [1845 c. 16.] Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;

  • “the Act of 1863” means the [1863 c. 118.] Companies Clauses Act 1863;

  • “the appointed day” means such day as the Company may appoint for the purposes of section 51 of this Act;

  • “the Company” means the Dunham Bridge Company;

  • “Dunham Bridge” means the bridge of the Company authorised by the Act of 1830 together with the approaches thereto extending on either side of the river Trent for a distance of 180 yards from the centre of the river and all toll booths or other toll collection facilities constructed on the said bridge or approaches;

  • “the registered company” means such company, registered under the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985, as may be formed by the Company under section 50 (Formation of registered company) of this Act;

  • “share” means share in the capital of the Company and includes stock except where a distinction between stock and shares is expressed or implied; and “share capital” shall be construed accordingly;

  • “the undertaking” means the undertaking of the Company, or so much of the undertaking of any successor as comprises Dunham Bridge and any alteration or renewal thereof, and includes all the lands, easements, rights, signals, offices and other assets of whatever description for the time being held or used by the Company, or such successor, in connection with Dunham Bridge.

(2)For the purposes of this Act a special resolution of the Company means a resolution passed by a majority of not less than three quarters of such of the members of the Company as (being entitled to do so) vote (whether in person or by proxy) at a meeting of the Company of which not less than 21 days' notice, specifying the intention to propose the resolution, has been given.

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