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42 Additional financial provisions as to Railways Board.U.K.

(1)This section applies to the Railways Board.

(2)On 1st January 1969 there shall be extinguished—

(a)the part of the commencing capital debt of the Board under section 39 of the Act of 1962 which under section 40 of that Act constitutes the suspended debt of the Board on that date; and

(b)subject to subsection (3) of this section, such further part of the commencing capital debt of the Board as is required to be extinguished in order to reduce the commencing capital debt of the Board outstanding on that date to £300 million.

F1(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)As from 1st January 1969, the aggregate amount outstanding in respect of—

(a)the principal of any money borrowed by the Board under section 19 of the Act of 1962; and

F3(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F4(c) the principal of any money borrowed by wholly owned subsidiaries of the Board under that section in its application by virtue of section 110 of the Railways Act 1993,]

[F5shall not exceed £3,000 million or such greater sum not exceeding £5,000 million as the Secretary of State] may from time to time by order specify; but no order shall be made under this subsection unless a draft thereof has been approved by a resolution of the Commons House of Parliament.

(7)The Board shall as soon as practicable after 1st January 1969 adjust their accounts so that the total net book value of their capital assets does not exceed the aggregate of the amount specified in subsection (2)(b) of this section and their other liabilities.

(8)If in any accounting year of the Board there is an excess of the revenue of the Board over the total sums properly chargeable by them to revenue, the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury, require that excess, so far as it appears to him, after consultation with the Board, to be surplus to the requirements of the Board, to be paid over to the Minister, who shall pay it into the Consolidated Fund.

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F1S. 42(3) repealed (6.1.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1)(3), Sch. 12 para. 6(2), Sch.14; S.I. 1993/3237 art. 2(2)

F2S. 42(4)(5) repealed (6.1.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(3), Sch.14; S.I. 1993/3237, art. 2(2)

F3S. 42(6)(b) repealed (6.1.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 111, 150(1)(o), 152(3), Sch.14; S.I. 1993/3237, art. 2(2)

F4S. 42(6)(c) inserted (6.1.1994) by 1993 c. 43, s.111; S.I. 1993/3237, art. 2(2)

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