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London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003

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1Citation and commencement

(1)This Act may be cited as the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003 and, except for—

  • section 4 (Penalty charges for road traffic contraventions);

  • section 5 (Contraventions of lorry ban order: supplementary);

  • section 7 (Disapplication of offences); and

  • section 16 (Vehicle crossings over footways and verges),

shall come into operation at the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which it is passed.

(2)The said sections 4, 5, 7 and 16 shall come into operation on the appointed day.

(3)This Act and the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 2000 may be cited together as the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 2003.

2Interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • “the Act of 1984” means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27);

  • borough council” means London borough council and includes the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority and “borough” and “council” shall be construed accordingly.

(2)Subject to paragraph 1(8) of Schedule 1 to this Act, the owner of a vehicle for the purposes of this Act, shall be taken to be the person by whom the vehicle is kept.

(3)Subject to the said paragraph 1(8), in determining, for the purposes of this Act, who was the owner of a vehicle at any time, it shall be presumed that the owner was the person in whose name the vehicle was at that time registered under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22).

3Appointed day

(1)In subsection (2) of section 1 (Citation and commencement) of this Act “the appointed day” means such day as may be fixed—

(a)in relation to a borough by resolution of the borough council; or

(b)in relation to a GLA road or a GLA side road by a decision of Transport for London,

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)Different days may be fixed under this section for the purpose of the application of the provisions of this Act to different GLA roads or GLA side roads.

(4)But no day fixed under this section may be before the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.

(5)The borough council or Transport for London shall cause to be published in a local newspaper circulating in their area and in the London Gazette notice—

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

(b)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.

(6)Either a photostatic or other reproduction certified by the officer appointed for that purpose by the borough council or by Transport for London to be a reproduction of a page or part of a page of any such newspaper or the London Gazette 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.

(7)In subsection (5) above, “their area” in relation to Transport for London means the area of any borough council in which the GLA road or GLA side road to which the resolution or decision relates is situated.

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