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British Waterways Act 1995

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British Waterways Act 1995

1995 CHAPTER i

An Act to confer powers on the British Waterways Board to enter land and repair or maintain, or carry out other operations with respect to, the waterways owned or managed by them and other works; to confer further powers on the Board for the regulation and management of their waterways and in relation to their undertaking; to amend or repeal statutory provisions relating to the Board or their undertaking; and for other purposes.

[16th January 1995]

WHEREAS—

(1)

By the [1962 c. 46.] Transport Act 1962 the British Waterways Board (in this Act referred to as “the Board”) were established:

(2)

It is expedient that powers should be conferred on the Board to enter land and repair or maintain, or carry out other operations with respect to, the inland waterways owned or managed by them and other works in circumstances where it would not be reasonably practicable for such repairs, maintenance or operations to be carried out without such entry:

(3)

It is expedient that further provisions should be made for the regulation and management by the Board of the inland waterways owned or managed by them and that certain statutory provisions relating to the Board or their undertaking should be amended or repealed:

(4)

It is expedient that the other powers in this Act contained should be conferred upon the Board and that the other provisions in this Act contained should be enacted:

(5)

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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