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[F129 Transfer of certain property, rights and liabilities between Railways Board and Bus Company or Scottish Group.U.K.

(1)Before the appointed day for the purposes of the relevant transfer referred to in subsection (2) of this section, the Railways Board shall take steps to the satisfaction of the Minister to separate from the remainder of their undertaking the parts thereof concerned respectively—

(a)with the provision of road passenger transport services within or to and from the city of Sheffield, the county borough of Halifax, the county borough of Huddersfield or the borough of Todmorden; and

(b)with the provision of shipping services in Scotland by the Caledonian Steam Packet Company Limited, and with the provision by the Board of the ferry service to and from Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin;

and the Board shall from time to time furnish the Minister with such information as he may require with respect to the property and interests which the Board propose to treat as included in each respectively of those parts of their undertaking, and the Minister may give directions to the Board as to the property, rights and liabilities to be so treated.

(2)Subject to subsection (3) of this section, on the relevant appointed day for the purposes of this subsection there shall be transferred to, and by virtue of this Act vest in, the [F2Bus Company and]the Scottish Group [F2respectively], all the property, rights and liabilities comprised in the part of the Railways Board’s undertaking referred to in paragraph (a) or, as the case may be, paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section.

(3)Schedule 4 to this Act shall apply to any transfer under subsection (2) of this section, and that subsection shall have effect subject to the provisions of that Schedule; and in the application of any provision of that Schedule to a transfer affecting the Scottish Group, any reference in that provision to the Minister shall be construed as a reference to the Minister and the Secretary of State acting jointly.

[F3(4)Notwithstanding anything in section 4 of the Act of 1962, as from the appointed day for the purposes of the transfer under subsection (2) of this section to the Bus Company the Railways Board shall not have power to carry passengers by road except as permitted by subsection (1)(a)(iii) of the said section 4.]

(5)Subject to subsection (6) of this section—

(a)the Scottish Group and the Railways Board acting jointly may as occasion seems to them to require it make schemes for the transfer from one to another of the following bodies, namely, that Group, that Board and any wholly-owned subsidiary of that Group or Board, of any specified property, rights or liabilities, or of all property, rights or liabilities comprised in a specified part of their undertaking, being property, rights and liabilities held or subsisting for the purposes of or in connection with, or, as the case may be, a part of their undertaking concerned with, a transport service by water (including such a service by means of a hovercraft) which carries passengers and operates regularly between two or more points at least one of which is in Scotland;

(b)the Minister and the Secretary of State acting jointly may by order make any such provisions as aforesaid with respect to any of the bodies aforesaid.

(6)Subsections (3) to (7) of section 7 of this Act shall apply to any scheme, and subsections (3) to (6) of section 8 of this Act shall apply to any order, under subsection (5) of this section as they apply to a scheme under [F4subsection (1)(b) of the said section 7 or, as the case may be, to an order under subsection (1)(b) of the said section 8 making any such provision as is mentioned in the said section 7(1)(b), but as if for the reference in subsection (6)(a) of the said section 8 to the Railways Board there were substituted a reference to the Scottish Group and the Railways Board].]

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F1S. 29 repealed (S.) (7.6.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/263, art. 5(2), Sch.

F2In s. 29(2) by S.I. 1991/510, reg. 5, Sch it is provided that the words "Bus Company and" and the word "respectively" are repealed (G.B.) (1. 4. 1991).

F3S. 29(4) repealed (G.B.) by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 139(3), Sch. 8; and by S.I. 1991/510, reg. 5, Sch. the words in s. 29(4) from "as from" to "Bus Company" are expressed to be repealed (G.B.) (1. 4. 1991).

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