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Transport Act 1983

1983 CHAPTER 10

An Act to make further provision with respect to the finances and management of certain Transport Executives; and to reduce the indebtedness of the National Dock Labour Board in respect of money borrowed from the Secretary of State for financing severance payments to registered dock workers.

[28th March 1983]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Part IE+W Transport Executives

PreliminaryE+W

1 Interpretation of Part I.E+W

In this Part of this Act—

(a)the Passenger Transport Executive for [F2any [F3integrated transport area] (within the meaning of Part II of the Act of 1968)]; . . . F4

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4

Textual Amendments

F1Definition repealed by London Regional Transport Act 1984 (c. 32, SIF 126), s. 71(3)(a), Sch. 6 para. 28(a)(i)

F4Paragraph (b) and the word “and” immediately preceding it repealed by London Regional Transport Act 1984 (c. 32, SIF 126), s. 71(3)(a), Sch. 6 para. 28(a)(ii)

F7Words repealed by London Regional Transport Act 1984 (c. 32, SIF 126), s. 71(3)(a), Sch. 6 para. 28(a)(iii)(b)

F8Words substituted by London Regional Transport Act 1984 (c. 32, SIF 126), s. 71(3)(a), Sch. 6 para. 28(a)(iii)(b)

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Financial provisionsE+W

2 Financial duty of ExecutivesE+W

(1)An Executive shall so perform their functions as to ensure so far as practicable that the combined revenues of the Executive and any subsidiaries of theirs for any accounting period are not less than sufficient to meet their combined charges properly chargeable to revenue account in that period.

(2)If in the case of any accounting period it is not practicable for an Executive to ensure that those revenues are sufficient to meet those charges, subsection (1) above shall have effect in relation to the next following accounting period as if the combined charges there referred to included an amount equal to the amount of the deficit.

(3)For the purposes of this section there shall be disregarded any deficit or potential deficit in an accounting period to the extent to which it is or is to be covered by the appropriation of any reserves of the Executive available for the purpose if the appropriation of those reserves for that purpose has been proposed by the Executive F9. . . and approved by the Authority F10. . ..

(4)An Authority in exercising or performing any of their functions F11. . . shall have regard to the duty imposed on an Executive by this section.

(5)In this section “subsidiary” has the meaning given by section 92(1) of the M2Transport Act 1962, . . . F12

Textual Amendments

F9Words in s. 2(3) repealed (1.2.2001 for E. and 14.8.2002 for W.) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. II; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(2), Sch. 3 Pt. I (subject to Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2002/2024 art. 2(b)

F10Words in s. 2(3) repealed (1.2.2001 for E. and 14.8.2002 for W.) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. II; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(2), Sch. 3 Pt. I (subject to Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2002/2024, art. 2(b)

F11Words in s. 2(4) repealed (1.2.2001 for E. and 14.8.2002 for W.) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. II; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(2), Sch. 3 Pt. I (subject to Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2002/2024, art. 2(b)

F12Words repealed by London Regional Transport Act 1984 (c. 32, SIF 126), s. 71(3)(a)(b), Sch. 6 para. 29(b), Sch. 7

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F133. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

Textual Amendments

F13S. 3 shall cease to have effect (1.2.2001 for E. and 1.8.2001 for W.) by virtue of 2000 c. 38, s. 159; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2001/2788, art. 2, Sch. 1 para. 10 and repealed (1.2.2001 for E. and 14.8.2002 for W.) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. II; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2002/2024, art. 2(b)

F144. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

Textual Amendments

F14S. 4 shall cease to have effect (1.2.2001 for E. and 1.8.2001 for W.) by virtue of 2000 c. 38, s. 159; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2001 2788, art. 2, Sch. 1 para. 10 and repealed (1.2.2001 for E. and 14.8.2002 for W.) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. II; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2002/2024, art. 2(b)

F155. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

Textual Amendments

F15S. 5 shall cease to have effect (1.2.2001 for E. and 1.8.2001 for W.) by virtue of 2000 c. 38, s. 159; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2001/2788, art. 2, Sch. 1 para. 10 and repealed (1.2.2001 for E. and 14.8.2002 for W.) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. II; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with Sch. 3 Pt. II); S.I. 2002/2024, art. 2(b)

6 Supplementary provisions.E+W

F16(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F16(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F17

F16(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F16(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)Before giving or withholding any approval required by section 15(2)(a) of the Act of 1968 . . . F18 the Authority shall have regard in particular to the extent to which their decision will affect the amount of revenue grants that will be needed to enable the Executive to comply with their duty under section 2 above and to the need to achieve a proper balance between the interests of the ratepayers in their area and the interests of transport users.

ManagementE+W

7 Review of managerial organisation.E+W

(1)An Authority shall, whenever the Secretary of State so requires, cause a review to be made of the organisation of the Executive for the purpose of determining whether, in the interests of managing the activities of the Executive in the most efficient manner, any particular activities of the Executive should be managed as separate units with separate accounts.

(2)The Authority shall inform the Executive in writing of the results of any such review and of the Authority’s conclusions arising from it; and the report under section 16 of the Act of 1968 . . . F19 for the accounting period of the Executive in which they are so informed shall contain a statement showing the steps they have taken or propose to take in the light of the Authority’s conclusions.

(3)Nothing in this section affects the power of an authority to cause reviews to be made of the organisation of an Executive under section 15A(3) of the Act of 1968 . . . F19.

Textual Amendments

8 Tenders for carrying on activities of Executives. E+W

(1)An Executive shall, in the case of such activities carried on by the Executive as they may determine to be apppropriate, invite other persons to submit tenders to carry on those activities for such period and on such basis as the Executive may specify in the invitation to tender.

(2)If the Authority so direct, the Executive shall invite tenders to carry on, for such period and on such basis as may be specified in the direction, such activities or descriptions of activities carried on by the Executive as may be so specified.

(3)An Executive shall accept a tender invited pursuant to this section if it appears to them that to do so would result in the relevant activities being carried on in a satisfactory manner and at less cost to them than if they were to continue to carry on those activities themselves.

(4)Any direction under subsection (2) above shall be in writing and it shall be the duty of the Executive to give effect to it.

(5)Every report under section 16 of the Act of 1968 . . . F20 for an accounting period of an Executive shall contain a statement showing the steps which the Executive have taken in that period to comply with the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) above.

(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F21

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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9 Repeals and minor amendments.E+W

(1)The enactments mentioned in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F22

(3)In section 15(5) of the Act of 1968 (expenditure by an Authority in performing their functions) the reference to Part II of that Act shall include a reference to this Part of this Act.

(4)(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F23

F2410 Commencement of Part I and transitional provisions.E+W

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Textual Amendments

Part IIE+W National Dock Labour Board

11 Reduction of indebtedness of National Dock Labour Board.E+W

(1)The National Dock Labour Board shall not be liable to repay £238 million of the money borrowed by them from the Secretary of State and forming part of the Consolidated Loan of 1st April 1982.

(2)The amount mentioned in subsection (1) above (which was used for financing severance payments to registered dock workers in the M3ports of London and Liverpool in 1981) shall be taken into account for the purposes of subsection (3) of section 1 of the Ports (Financial Assistance) Act 1981 (overall limit on financial assistance for those ports) as if it were a grant made under subsection (1) of that section and not repaid.

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Part IIIE+W General

12 Short title and extent.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the M4Transport Act 1983.

(2)This Act extends to England and Wales only.

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SCHEDULEE+W Repeals

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1969 c. 35.The Transport (London) Act 1969.In section 5(1) the words “Subject always to the requirements of section 7(3) of this Act”.
In section 7, subsections (3) and (6) and in subsection (7) the words “and (3)”.
In section 11, in subsection (3) the words following the semicolon and in subsection (5) the words “and (3)”.