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113 Exercise by council of functions of Minister[F1or a strategic highways company] with respect to management or provision of picnic sites etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Minister[F2or a strategic highways company] may by agreement with a council delegate to the council all or any of his[F3or it ] functions with respect to the management of a trunk road picnic area or with respect to the management of public sanitary conveniences provided by him[F4or it ] under section 112(5) above.

(2)Subsections (2) to (4) of section 6 above (discharge of functions delegated F5... to council and termination of delegation) apply in relation to functions delegated, and a delegation, to a council under subsection (1) above as they apply in relation to functions delegated, and a delegation, to a council under subsection (1) of that section.

(3)The Minister[F6or a strategic highways company ] may enter into agreements with a council—

(a)for the provision by the council on a trunk road picnic area of a picnic site for motorists and others likely to use the road,

(b)for the doing by the council of anything which he[F7or it] has power to do on that area under section 112(2) or (3) above, or

(c)for the discharge by the council of all or any of his[F8or its ] functions under section 112(5) above,

so, however, that subsections (2) and (3) of section 6 above apply to the discharge of the functions of a council under any such agreement and to the conditions to be included in any such agreement as they apply to the discharge of functions delegated under that section to a council and to the conditions to be attached to any such delegation.

(4)Plant or materials belonging to a council to whom functions are delegated under subsection (1) above or with whom an agreement is made under subsection (3) above may be used by them for the purposes of those functions or of that agreement, subject to the terms of the delegation or agreement.

(5)Where any functions of the Minister[F9or a strategic highways company ] as respects a trunk road picnic area stand delegated to a council under subsection (1) above, or are functions of a council by virtue of an agreement under subsection (3) above, then, except in so far as any conditions attached to the delegation or included in the agreement, as the case may be, otherwise provide, that council—

(a)shall make available any relevant facilities and services for those who do not normally reside in the area of the council as freely as for those who do;

(b)shall have power to make reasonable charges for any relevant facilities or sevices;

(c)may arrange for any relevant facilities or services to be provided by some other person and, when they make such arrangements, may authorise that person to make reasonable charges for them; and

(d)may arrange with some other person, other than another council, for the provision by that other person of meals or refreshments on the trunk road picnic area.

References in this subsection to relevant facilities and services are references to facilities and services provided by the council in exercise of powers exercisable by them by virtue of the delegation or agreement referred to in this subsection.

(6)Any power to provide buildings or other premises, or any services or facilities, or anything else, exercisable by a council by virtue of any such delegation or agreement as is referred to in subsection (5) above includes power to enter into agreements with some other person for the use, on such terms as may be agreed, of anything, or any facilities or services, provided by, or under the control of, that other person and, if it appears convenient, for the services of any staff employed in connection therewith.

(7)Where any functions of the Minister[F10or a strategic highways company] with respect to the management or provision of public sanitary conveniences stand delegated to a council under subsection (1) above, or are functions of a council by virtue of an agreement under subsection (3) above, the council may make byelaws as to the conduct of persons using or entering those conveniences.

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