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New Towns Act 1946

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21Restriction on the provision by development corporations of certain public services

(1)Without prejudice to the provisions of subsection (4) of section two of this Act, nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorising a development corporation to carry on any undertaking for the supply of water, electricity or gas, or any railway, light railway, tramway or trolley vehicle undertaking except under the authority of an enactment other than the said section two specifically authorising them in that behalf.

(2)The development corporation established for the purposes of a new town may be authorised by means of an order made by the Minister of Transport to operate trolley vehicle services for the purposes of a new town ; and any such order may impose such conditions as appear to the said Minister to be required in the interests of the public safety, and may contain such incidental and consequential provisions as appear to the said Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the order, including provisions—

(a)authorising the construction and maintenance in highways of any works or equipment required in connection with the services ;

(b)providing for the making and enforcement of regulations and byelaws with respect to the construction and operation of any vehicles or equipment used for the purposes of the services, and the conduct of passengers on, and of the drivers and conductors of, any such vehicles.

(3)Any orcler under the last foregoing subsection shall be subject to special parliamentary procedure.

(4)In this section the expression " trolley vehicle " means a mechanically propelled vehicle adapted for use upon roads without rails and moved by power transmitted thereto from some external source.

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