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Local Authorities (Land) Act 1963

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5Provision of garage accommodation by local authorities

(1)A local authority may within their area provide off the street accommodation for the keeping of motor vehicles, and may for that purpose erect garages, construct hard standings or convert buildings into garages.

(2)Any garage or hard standing by means of which accommodation is provided under this section for motor vehicles may be either one having accommodation for a single vehicle only or one having accommodation for several vehicles, and the local authority may let any such garage or hard standing having accommodation for a single vehicle only or any space in any such garage or hard standing having accommodation for several vehicles, for such period and consideration and subject to such terms and conditions as they think fit, to any person for the purpose of the accommodation of a motor vehicle.

(3)The local authority may manage, repair, maintain and insure any such garage or hard standing as aforesaid.

(4)Nothing in this section shall be taken as authorising a local authority to carry on any of the following activities, that is to say—

(a)the storage or sale of fuel or lubricants;

(b)the sale of motor vehicles or accessories, spare parts or equipment for motor vehicles ;

(c)the business of maintaining or repairing motor vehicles, or to provide facilities or apparatus for any of those activities.

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