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Transport Act 1981

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Procedure for making charging scheme

17(1)Before he makes a charging scheme the Secretary of State shall publish in such manner as he thinks fit a notice—

(a)stating that he proposes to make the scheme;

(b)specifying a place where copies of the draft scheme may be obtained free of charge by harbour authorities affected by the scheme ; and

(c)stating that a harbour authority who desire to make to the Secretary of State objections to the scheme should do so in writing before the expiration of such period from the date of publication of the notice (not being less than 42 days) as may be specified in the notice, and shall send a copy of the scheme to each harbour authority known to him whom he believes to be affected by the scheme.

(2)The Secretary of State shall consider any objections duly made to him with respect to the draft scheme and may, if he thinks fit to do so, make the scheme either without modification or with such modifications as he thinks fit (but not including any that in any way increase the charges proposed in the draft scheme).

(3)A charging scheme shall come into operation on such date as may be specified in the scheme.

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