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London Local Authorities Act 1995

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1Citation and commencement

(1)This Act may be cited as the London Local Authorities Act 1995.

(2)The [1990 c. vii.] London Local Authorities Act 1990, the [1990 c. xxx.] London Local Authorities (No. 2) Act 1990, the [1991 c. xiii.] London Local Authorities Act 1991, the [1994 c. xii.] London Local Authorities Act 1994 and this Act may together be cited as the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 1995.

(3)This Act, except Part V (Registration of door supervisors) and, save as otherwise provided by section 15 (Application of Part IV), Part IV (Near beer licensing) shall come into operation at the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which it is passed.

2Interpretation

In this Act, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “the Act of 1984” means the [1984 c. 27.] Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

  • “the Act of 1990” means the [1990 c. 8.] Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

  • “the Act of 1991” means the [1991 c. 40.] Road Traffic Act 1991;

  • “authorised officer” means an officer of a participating council authorised by the council in writing to act in relation to the relevant provision of this Act;

  • the Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis or, in the City of London, the Commissioner of the City Police;

  • “the fire authority” means the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority;

  • “participating council” means the common council of the City of London and the council of any London borough other than Tower Hamlets; and “borough” and “council” shall be construed accordingly;

  • “penalty charge” has the same meaning as in section 66 of the Act of 1991;

  • “road” has the same meaning as in section 142 (1) of the Act of 1984;

  • “special parking area” means a special parking area designated by an order made by the Secretary of State under section 76 (1) of the Act of 1991;

  • “traffic sign” has the same meaning as in section 64 (1) of the Act of 1984.

3Appointed day

(1)In this Act “the appointed day” means such day as may be fixed in relation to a borough by resolution of the borough council, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(2)Different days may be fixed under this section for the purpose of the application of different provisions of this Act to a borough.

(3)The borough council shall cause to be published in a local newspaper circulating in the borough notice—

(a)of the passing of any such resolution and of a day fixed thereby; and

(b)of the general effect of the provisions of this Act coming into operation as from that day;

and the day so fixed shall not be earlier than the expiration of three months from the publication of the said notice.

(4)Either a photostatic or other reproduction certified by the officer appointed for that purpose by the borough council to be a true reproduction of a page or part of a page of any such newspaper bearing the date of its publication and containing any such notice shall be evidence of the publication of the notice, and of the date of publication.

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