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Part XU.K. Miscellaneous and General

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

159 Interpretation—general.U.K.

(1)In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires, and except in any Part as respects which the expression in question is separately defined, the following expressions have the following meanings respectively, that is to say—

(a)an excursion or tour; nor

(b)a service as regards which the condition specified in [F6section 2(3)(a) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981] (long journeys only) is satisfied;]]]

(a)for the purposes of the application of this Act to England or Wales, the highway authority for that highway under Part I of [F10the M5Highways Act 1980];

[F11(b)for the purposes of the application of this Act to Scotland—

(i)where the highway is a trunk road, the Secretary of State; and

(ii)in any other case, the [F12regional or islands council];]

(2)Except where the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, extended or applied by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

[F28(3)In this Act—

(a)any reference to a county (other than one to a metropolitan county) shall be construed in relation to Wales as including a reference to a county borough;

(b)any reference to a county council shall be construed in relation to Wales as including a reference to a county borough council; and

(c)section 17(4) and (5) of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (references to counties and districts to be construed generally in relation to Wales as references to counties and county boroughs) shall not apply.]

Textual Amendments

F1Definition repealed (E.W.S.) by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 139(3), Sch. 8

F3S. 159(1): definition of “the bus company" repealed (E.W.) (1.4.1991) by S.I. 1991/510, reg. 5, Sch.

F4Definition commencing “ “bus service" means a local service" substituted (E.W.S.) for the definition commencing “ “bus service" means a stage" by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 1, Sch. 1 para. 1(a)

F5Definitions substituted by Transport Act 1980 (c. 34), Sch. 5 Pt. II

F8Definitions repealed (E.W.S.) by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 139(3), Sch. 8

F11Paragraph (b) repealed (S.) (1.1.1985) by Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54, SIF 108), ss 156(3), 157(2), Sch. 11

F14Definition inserted (E.W.S.) by Transport Act 1985 (c.67, SIF 126), s. 1, Sch. 1 para. 1(b)

F16S. 159(1): words in definition of “the Minister" repealed (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(3), Sch. 14; S.I. 1994/571, art. 5

F17Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1981/238, arts. 2(2), 3(2)-(4)

F19S. 159(1): words in definition of “the new authorities" repealed (E.W.) (1.4.1991) by S.I. 1991/510, art. 5, Sch.

F20S. 159(1): words in definition repealed (S.) (7.6.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/263, art. 5(2), Sch.

F24Definition repealed (E.W.S.) by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 139(3), Sch. 8

F26S. 159(1): definition repealed (S.) (7.6.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/263, art. 5(2), Sch.

F27S. 159(1): words in definition of “subsidiary" substituted (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, s. 36(5); S.I. 1994/571, art. 5

Marginal Citations

M31981 c. 14(107:1).