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Part IE+W London Regional Transport

Constitution and general functions of London Regional TransportE+W

1 London Regional Transport.E+W

(1)Parts I and II of the 1969 Act (which made provision with respect to transport in and around Greater London and, in particular, establish the London Transport Executive to run London transport services subject to the overall control of the Greater London Council) shall cease to have effect on the appointed day.

(2)Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the provisions of the 1969 Act under which the Executive was established, the Executive shall continue to exist, but shall be known, as from the appointed day, as London Regional Transport.

(3)London Regional Transport shall continue to be a body corporate, and Schedule 1 to this Act has effect with respect to the constitution and proceedings of London Regional Transport and the other matters there mentioned.

(4)In this Act “the appointed day” means such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint for the purposes of this section.

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C1S. 1(4): 29.6.1984 appointed for the purposes of s. 1 by S.I. 1984/877, art. 2

2 Provision of passenger transport services for Greater London.E+W

(1)It shall be the general duty of London Regional Transport, in accordance with principles from time to time approved by the Secretary of State and [F1(if and to the extent that the Railways Board continues to be under a duty by virtue of section 3 of the M1Transport Act 1962 to provide railway services in Greater London)] in conjunction with the Railways Board, to provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services for Greater London.

(2)In carrying out that duty London Regional Transport shall have due regard to—

(a)the transport needs for the time being of Greater London; and

(b)efficiency, economy and safety of operation.

(3)[F2If and so long as the Railways Board continues to be under a duty by virtue of section 3 of the M2Transport Act 1962 to provide railway services in Greater London,]It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport and the Railways Board, either acting directly, or acting indirectly through subsidiaries of theirs, to co-operate with one another in the exercise and performance of their respective functions for the purpose—

(a)of co-ordinating the passenger transport services provided by, or by subsidiaries of, those authorities respectively; and

(b)of securing or facillitating the proper discharge of London Regional Transport’s duty under subsection (1) above;

and to afford to one another such information as to their services as may reasonably be required for those purposes.

[F3(3A)It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport (either acting directly, or acting indirectly through subsidiaries of theirs) and the Franchising Director to co-operate with one another in the exercise and performance of their respective functions for the purpose—

(a)of co-ordinating the passenger transport services for persons travelling within, to, or from Greater London—

(i)which are provided by London Regional Transport or their subsidiaries; and

(ii)which are provided under franchise agreements, or whose provision is secured by the Franchising Director pursuant to section 30, 37 or 38 of the Railways Act 1993; and

(b) of securing or facilitating the proper discharge of London Regional Transport’s duty under subsection (1) above;

and to afford to one another such information as to the services mentioned in paragraph (a) above as may reasonably be required for those purposes.]

(4)For the purposes of the co-operation required of them under [F4subsection (3) or, as the case may be, subsection (3A) above—

(a)]London Regional Transport and the Railways Board [F5or

(b)London Regional Transport and the Franchising Director,]

shall have power to enter into such arrangements with one another with respect to the exercise and performance of their respective functions on such terms as may appear to them to be expedient.

[F6(4A)The references in subsections (3A) and (4) above to the respective functions of London Regional Transport and the Franchising Director shall be taken, in the case of the functions of the Franchising Director, as a reference to—

(a)his functions under sections 23 to 31 of the Railways Act 1993 (franchising of passenger services); and

(b)the duties imposed upon him by sections 37 and 38 of that Act (discontinuance of railway passenger services) to secure the provision of services.]

(5)London Regional Transport’s duty under subsection (1) above is subject to their financial duty under section 15 of this Act and their duty under section 16(5) of this Act to conduct their affairs with a view to achieving any financial objectives determined for them by the Secretary of State under section 16.

(6)This section is not to be read as imposing, either directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court.

(7)The reference in subsection (2)(a) above to the transport needs of Greater London is a reference to the needs of Greater London with respect to public passenger transport services for persons travelling within, to or from Greater London, including persons who are disabled.

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C2S. 2 amended (temp. from 3.7.2000) by S.I. 2000/1504, art. 3, Sch.

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3 General powers.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport shall have power to form, promote and assist, or join with any other person in forming, promoting and assisting, a company for the purpose of carrying on any activities which London Regional Transport have power to carry on.

(2)London Regional Transport shall have power to enter into and carry out agreements with any person for the carrying on by that person, whether as agent for London Regional Transport or otherwise, of any activities which London Regional Transport have power to carry on (and, in particular, for the provision by that person of any public passenger transport services which London Regional Transport have power to provide).

[F7(2A)London Regional Transport shall also have power, with the consent of the Secretary of State, to enter into and carry out an agreement with any person for the carrying on by that person (“the contractor”) of any activities which London Regional Transport does not have power to carry on if the agreement includes provision for one or more of the following, namely—

(a)the carrying on by the contractor of such activities as are mentioned in subsection (2) above;

(b)the provision by the contractor to London Regional Transport of services ancillary to the provision of public passenger transport services; and

(c)the use by the contractor of land or other property owned by London Regional Transport, or transferred to the contractor by London Regional Transport for the purposes of the agreement.

(2B)Where an agreement has been entered into under subsection (2) or (2A) above, the powers conferred on London Regional Transport by that subsection include power to enter into and carry out other agreements with other persons for the purpose of—

(a)fulfilling any condition which must be fulfilled before the agreement can have effect; or

(b)satisfying any requirement imposed by or under the agreement.]

(3)The duty of London Regional Transport and the Railways Board under section 2(3) of this Act to co-operate for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection shall extend to any public passenger transport services provided by any person other than a subsidiary of London Regional Transport under an agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F8subsection (2) or (2A)(a)] above; and any such agreement shall include such provision as appears to London Regional Transport to be appropriate—

(a)for securing the proper discharge of their general duty under subsection (1) of that section; and

(b)for the purposes of the co-operation with the Railways Board required of them by subsection (3)(a) of that section.

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (3) above, any agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F9subsection (2) or (2A)(a)] above may in particular provide for—

(a)combined services for the through carriage of passengers or goods to be provided by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries and any other party to the agreement, the quoting of through rates and the pooling of receipts and expenses in respect of such services;

(b)securing efficiency, economy and safety of operation is the provision of any public passenger transport services in pursuance of the agreement;

(c)the exercise by London Regional Transport, in accordance with the agreement, of control over fares in respect of any such services and their routes and frequency of operation and over charges in respect of any other facilities provided in pursuance of the agreement; and

(d)the making of payments by London Regional Transport to any other party to the agreement.

(5)Where—

(a)a company has been formed in the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) above (whether by London Regional Transport alone or by London Regional Transport jointly with some other person); or

(b)London Regional Transport have entered into an agreement with any person in exercise of their powers under [F10subsection (2) or (2A)] above;

London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, enter into arrangements with that company or person for the transfer from London Regional Transport to that company or person, in such manner and on such terms (including payments by any of the parties to the arrangements to any of the other parties) as may be provided for by the arrangements, of any property, rights or liabilities of London Regional Transport relevant to the purpose for which the company was formed or (as the case may be) to the performance by that person of his obligations under the agreement.

(6)Without prejudice to subsections (3) and (4) above, London Regional Transport shall have power to enter into and carry out agreements with—

(a)any subsidiary of theirs; or

(b)any person with whom they have entered into an agreement by virtue of [F11subsection (2) or (2A)] above;

providing for London Regional Transport to give assistance to the other party to the agreement by making available to that party any services, amenities or facilities provided by, or any works or land or other property belonging to, London Regional Transport, on such terms (including the reciprocal provision by that other party of similar assistance for London Regional Transport) as may be agreed between them.

(7)Without prejudice to the preceding provisions of this section, London Regional Transport and the Railways Board shall each have power to enter into and carry out agreements with the other and with any subsidiary of the other—

(a)for the use by one party to the agreement of any amenities or facilities provided by the other;

(b)for the management, working and use by one party to the agreement of works (whether within paragraph (a) above or not) or land or other property belonging to the other; and

(c)with respect to the rendering of services and the pooling of receipts or expenses.

(8)The power—

(a)of London Regional Transport under [F12subsection (2), (2A) or (7)] above; and

(b)of the Railways Board under subsection (7) above;

to enter into an agreement as there mentioned is exercisable notwithstanding that the agreement involves the delegation of the functions of London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) of the Railways Board under any enactment relating to any part of their undertaking.

(9)Schedule 2 to this Act has effect for conferring further powers on London Regional Transport for the purpose of the exercise and performance of their functions under this Act and with respect to the other matters there mentioned.

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F7S. 3(2A)(2B) inserted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 1, 6(2).

F8Words in s. 3(3) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(1)(a), 6(2).

F9Words in s. 3(4) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(1)(a), 6(2).

F10Words in s. 3(5) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(1)(b), 6(2).

F11Words in s. 3(6) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(1)(b), 6(2).

F12Words in s. 3(8) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(1)(c), 6(2).

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4 Duty to establish companies to run London bus and underground services.E+W

(1)Before the end of such period as the Secretary of State may specify for the purposes of this subsection in a direction given to London Regional Transport, London Regional Transport shall submit to the Secretary of State for his approval written proposals for the formation by them of a company for the purpose of providing public passenger transport services by bus for Greater London.

(2)Before the end of such period as the Secretary of State may so specify for the purposes of this subsection, London Regional Transport shall submit to the Secretary of State for his approval written proposals for the formation by them of a company for the purpose of providing public passenger transport services by underground railway for Greater London.

(3)Any proposals submitted to the Secretary of State under this section must provide for the company to which the proposals relate to be a company limited by shares and registered under the M3Companies Act 1948.

(4)The objects of each company formed in pursuance of this section shall be such as appear to London Regional Transport to be necessary or appropriate in view of the purpose for which that company is established; and any proposals submitted to the Secretary of State under this section shall include a draft of the memorandum and articles of association of the company to which the proposals relate.

(5)The Secretary of State may approve any proposals submitted to him under this section either without modifications or with such modifications as, after consultation with London Regional Transport, he thinks fit.

(6)Where the Secretary of State approves any such proposals London Regional Transport shall form the company to which the proposals relate in accordance with the proposals as approved by the Secretary of State, and secure the registration of that company under the M4Companies Act 1948, within such period as the Secretary of State may, in giving his approval, specify.

(7)Together with any proposals submitted to the Secretary of State under this section London Regional Transport shall submit to the Secretary of State for his approval a scheme providing for the transfer to the company to be formed in pursuance of those proposals of any property, rights and liabilities of London Regional Transport relevant to the carrying on of any activities which London Regional Transport have power to carry on and which are within the scope of the objects of that company as set out in those proposals.

(8)A scheme under this section may be framed as providing for an immediate transfer of any property, rights and liabilities to which it relates on the assumption that the company which is to take the transfer will be formed before the scheme takes effect.

(9)Section 27 of this Act applies to a scheme under this section.

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5 Redistribution of property among London Regional Transport and subsidiaries.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport may, as occasion seems to them to require it, make schemes for the transfer, between London Regional Transport and a subsidiary of theirs or between one such subsidiary and another, of any property, rights and liabilities of theirs or of any such subsidiary.

(2)Section 27 of this Act applies to a scheme under this section.

6 Obligation to invite tenders.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport shall, in the case of such activities carried on by them as they may determine to be appropriate, invite other persons to submit tenders to carry on those activities for such period and on such basis as may be specified in the invitation to tender.

(2)London Regional Transport shall exercise their control over any subsidiary of theirs so as to require any such subsidiary, in the case of such activities carried on by that subsidiary as London Regional Transport may determine to be appropriate, to invite other persons to submit tenders to carry on those activities for such period and on such basis as may be so specified.

(3)London Regional Transport—

(a)shall accept a tender invited by them in pursuance of this section; and

(b)shall exercise their control over any subsidiary of theirs so as to cause that subsidiary to accept a tender invited by that subsidiary in any case within subsection (2) above;

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 or (as the case may be) to that subsidiary than if they or that subsidiary were to continue to carry on those activities.

(4)Every annual report of London Regional Transport under section 34 of this Act shall contain a statement showing the steps which London Regional Transport have taken in the accounting year to which the report relates to comply with the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) above.

(5)For the purposes of any reference in this or any other Act to an agreement entered into by virtue of section 3(2) of this Act, any agreement concluded by London Regional Transport under this section shall be taken to be within that reference.

Planning and co-ordinationE+W

7 Planning of passenger transport services for Greater London.E+W

(1)It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport to prepare, in accordance with this section, statements setting out in general terms—

(a)the policies they intend to follow with a view to the discharge of their general duty under section 2(1) of this Act; and

(b)any action they have taken or propose to take for the purpose of carrying those policies into effect during the period to which the statement relates.

(2)Any statement prepared under this section shall in particular deal with the following, that is to say—

(a)the policies and plans of any subsidiaries of theirs, including (in the case of any such statement other than the first) any major changes or developments of any such policies and plans since the last statement so prepared;

(b)any current or proposed arrangements between London Regional Transport and the Railways Board under section 2(4) of this Act; and

(c)any agreements which London Regional Transport have made or propose to make with the Railways Board or any other person in exercise of their powers under section 3 of this Act.

(3)Any statement prepared under this section shall deal with the financial prospects of London Regional Transport and any subsidiaries of theirs for the period to which the statement relates, having regard to any financial objectives determined for them by the Secretary of State under section 16 of this Act which, at the time when that statement is prepared, apply in relation to that period or any part of of it.

(4)In preparing any statement under this section London Regional Transport shall consult with—

(a)the Railways Board;

[F13(aa) the Franchising Director;]

(b)the local authorities concerned;

(c)the Passengers’ Committee;

[F14(cc) such other persons as the Secretary of State may specify in a direction given to London Regional Transport; and]

(d)such other persons (if any) as London Regional Transport may think fit;

and shall have regard to any considerations to which the Secretary of State may from time to time draw their attention (including, in particular, considerations of national or regional transport policy) and to the development plan for any district which appears to London Regional Transport to be affected by any policies, proposals or plans which they propose to set out in the statement.

(5)London Regional Transport—

(a)shall submit any statement prepared under this section to the Secretary of State; and

(b)shall cause any such statement to be published in such manner as appears to them to be appropriate for informing persons appearing to them to be likely to be concerned.

(6)In the exercise and performance of their functions under this Act with respect to any matter dealt with by a statement prepared under this section, London Regional Transport shall take into account any observations the Secretary of State may make with respect to that matter following the submission to him of that statement in accordance with subsection (5)(a) above.

(7)The first statement required by subsection (1) above shall be prepared, and shall be submitted to the Secretary of State and published in accordance with subsection (5) above, before the end of the period of one year beginning with the appointed day.

(8)Each subsequent statement shall be prepared, and shall be so submitted and published, before the end of the period of three years beginning with the date on which the last statement prepared under this section was so published.

(9)For the purposes of subsection (4)(b) above, the local authorities concerned are—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F15

(b)the councils of the London boroughs;

(c)the Common Council; and

(d)the council of any county or district any part of whose area appears to London Regional Transport to be affected to a significant degree by any policies, proposals or plans which they propose to set out in the statement;

and the reference in that subsection to the development plan for any district shall be construed in accordance with [F16sections 27 and 54 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990].

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F14S. 7(4)(cc) substituted for the word 'and' (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1), Sch. 12 para. 15(b)

8 Co-ordination of fares, services and charges under control of London Regional TransportE+W

It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport to exercise their control over any subsidiaries of theirs and their powers under this Part of this Act so as to determine—

(a)the general level and structure of the fares be charged for public passenger transport services provided by London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs or by any other person in pursuance of any agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F17section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act;

(b)the general structure of routes of such services and the general level of provision to be made with respect to their frequency of operation; and

(c)the general level of charges to be made for other facilities provided as mentioned in paragraph (a) above.

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F17Words in s. 8(a) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

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9 Powers of disposal.E+W

(1)Without prejudice to their powers of disposal under Schedule 2 to this Act, London Regional Transport shall have power, subject to subsection (2) below, to provide for the disposal, in such manner as they think fit, of—

(a)any securities of [F18any subsidiary of theirs] which are held by London Regional Transport or by another of their subsidiaries; or

(b)the whole or any part of the undertaking of any of their subsidiaries.

(2)London Regional Transport may not exercise their powers under subsection (1)(a) above except with the consent of the Secretary of State.

(3)In exercising those powers London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, provide for employees’ share schemes to be established in respect of any of their subsidiaries; and any such scheme may provide for the transfer of shares without consideration.

(4)In this section “employees’ share scheme” means a scheme for encouraging or facilitating the holding of shares or debentures in a company by or for the benefit of—

(a)the bona fide employees or former employees of the company or of a subsidiary of the company; or

(b)the wives, husbands, widows, widowers or children or step-children under the age of eighteen of such employees or former employees.

(5)London Regional Transport may exercise their powers under section 3 of this Act—

(a)to form companies; and

(b)to transfer property, rights and liabilities to companies formed by them;

for the purpose of facilitating the eventual disposal under subsection (1) above of any part of their undertaking or of the whole or any part of the undertaking of any of their subsidiaries.

(6)London Regional Transport may also, for that purpose, make schemes for the transfer, between London Regional Transport and a subsidiary of theirs or between one such subsidiary and another, of any property, rights and liabilities of theirs or of any such subsidiary.

(7)Section 27 of this Act applies to a scheme under subsection (6) above.

[F19(8)In this section—

  • disposal” means disposal—

    (a)

    by way of sale, exchange or lease,

    (b)

    by way of the grant of any option or the creation of any easement, right or privilege, or

    (c)

    in any other manner, except by way of appropriation or mortgage,

    and “dispose of” shall be construed accordingly;

  • lease” includes an underlease and an agreement for a lease or underlease, but does not include an option to take a lease or a mortgage.]

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F18Words in s. 9(1)(a) substituted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 170(1)(2)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

F19S. 9(1)(8) added (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 170(1)(3)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

10 Power of Secretary of State to require exercise of powers of disposal, etc.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may give directions to London Regional Transport requiring them to exercise their powers under section 9 of this Act, and their powers under section 3 of this Act so far as applicable by virtue of subsection (5) of section 9, for such purposes and in such manner as may be specified in the directions.

(2)Before giving any direction under this section the Secretary of State shall consult with—

(a)London Regional Transport; and

(b)in the case of a direction requiring London Regional Transport to exercise their powers under section 9(1) of this Act in relation to any of their subsidiaries, every council to which this paragraph applies in whose area that subsidiary provides public passenger transport services.

(3)Subsection (2)(b) above applies to county and district councils, the . . . F20, the councils of the London boroughs, and the Common Council.

(4)It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport to give effect to any directions given to them by the Secretary of State under this section notwithstanding any of their other duties under this Act.

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11 Provision of services, etc. for related companies.E+W

(1)The powers of London Regional Transport under section 3(6) of this Act shall be exercisable in relation to any related company as they are exercisable in relation to any subsidiary of London Regional Transport.

(2)In this Act “related company” means any company as respects which London Regional Transport have, or at any time have had, a beneficial interest (either directly or through nominees or subsidiaries) in not less than twenty per cent. of its issued ordinary share capital.

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12 Government funding of services under control of London Regional Transport.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, make grants to London Regional Transport for any purpose and on such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(2)Subject to any such terms or conditions, it shall be the duty of London Regional Transport to apply sums received by way of grants under this section—

(a)in aid of capital investment or operating costs in respect of public passenger transport services provided by them or any of their subsidiaries; or

(b)in making payments to any other person providing such services in pursuance of any agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F21section 3(2) or (2A)] of this Act in aid of his capital investment or operating costs in respect of those services;

in such manner as appears to them to be appropriate for the purpose of the discharge of their general duty under section 2(1) of this Act.

(3)Where sums so received are applied by London Regional Transport in making any such payments as are mentioned in sub-section (2)(b) above, London Regional Transport shall secure that the relevant agreement—

(a)provides for the manner in which those payments are to be applied; and

(b)includes terms appearing to London Regional Transport to be appropriate for securing that those payments are applied in accordance with the agreement.

(4)In relation to any services, references in subsection (2) above to operating costs in respect of those services include any provision for the depreciation or renewal of assets employed in or in connection with the operation of those services.

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F21Words in s. 12(2)(b) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(3), 6(2).

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15 Financial duty.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport shall so perform their functions as to ensure so far as practicable that the combined revenues of London Regional Transport and any subsidiaries of theirs are not less than sufficient to meet their combined charges properly chargeable to revenue account, taking one accounting year with another.

(2)In respect of each accounting year of London Regional Transport, London Regional Transport shall charge to revenue account, and secure that any subsidiary of theirs so charges, all charges which are proper to be made to revenue account, including, in particular, proper provision for the depreciation or renewal of assets.

(3)The Secretary of State may from time to time, after consultation with London Regional Transport and with the approval of the Treasury, give to London Regional Transport directions—

(a)requiring London Regional Transport to allocate to reserve for a particular purpose, or to cause any of their subsidiaries so to allocate, either a specified amount or such amount as London Regional Transport consider adequate;

(b)with respect to the transfer of any amount from one reserve to another; or

(c)with respect to the application by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries of amounts allocated to reserve.

(4)Directions under subsection (3) above requiring the allocation of any amount to reserve may provide for it to be so allocated either at a specified time or during the course of a specified period.

(5)Subject to subsection (6) below, London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State given with the approval of the Treasury, make charges to capital account representing interest on expenditure of a capital nature (including expenditure of a capital nature incured before the appointed day).

(6)The interest on expenditure represented by charges made under subsection (5) above must be interest for a period which ends on or before the end of the accounting year of London Regional Transport in which the project or scheme to which the expenditure relates is in the opinion of the Secretary of State completed.

(7)If in respect of any accounting year there is an excess of the revenues of London Regional Transport over the total charges properly chargeable by them to revenue account, the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, require that excess, so far as it appears to him, after consultation with London Regional Transport, to be surplus to the requirements of London Regional Transport, to be paid over to the Secretary of State.

(8)Any sums received by the Secretary of State under subsection (7) above shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(9)For the purposes of subsections (1) and (7) above, the revenues of London Regional Transport are to be taken as including any sums received by them by way of grants under section 12 of this Act which are entered in their revenue account; but where any sums so entered are applied in making payments which London Regional Transport have power to make (under that section or otherwise) to a subsidiary of theirs or to any other person, those payments are charges properly chargeable to their revenue account for the purposes of those subsections.

(10)For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the revenues of any subsidiary of London Regional Transport are to be taken as including any such payments from London Regional Transport as are mentioned in subsection (9) above which are entered in that subsidiary’s revenue account.

(11)A company which would not otherwise be a subsidiary of London Regional Transport shall not be treated as such for the purposes of this section by virtue of section 62 of this Act.

16 Control by Secretary of State of financial objectives.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may from time to time determine, as respects such period as he may determine, the financial objectives which, having regard to the duty imposed on London Regional Transport by section 15 of this Act, he considers it is reasonable for London Regional Transport to achieve in that period (whether as regards their own business or that of any of their subsidiaries).

(2)Different determinations may be made by the Secretary of State under this section for different periods and in relation to different assets and different activities of London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) of any of their subsidiaries.

(3)A determination under this section—

(a)may relate to a period beginning before the date on which it is made; and

(b)may contain incidental and supplemental provisions.

(4)A determination under this section in respect of any period may be varied or revoked by a further determination under this section.

(5)London Regional Transport shall conduct their affairs during any period in respect of which a determination has been made under this section, or (as the case may be) secure that any subsidiary of theirs conducts its affairs, with a view to achieving the financial objectives specified by the determination as for the time being in force.

(6)The Secretary of State may not make a determination under this section except with the approval of the Treasury and after consultation with London Regional Transport.

(7)The Secretary of State shall give notice in writing to London Regional Transport of any determination under this section.

17 Financial support for subsidiaries, contractors, etc.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport may give or lend money to or, with the consent of the Secretary of State, give a guarantee for the benefit of any of their subsidiaries.

(2)For the purpose of enabling any person (other than a subsidiary of theirs) with whom they have entered into an agreement by virtue of section 3(2) [F23or (2A)] of this Act to carry out that agreement, London Regional Transport may give money to or, with the consent of the Secretary of State, lend money to or give a guarantee for the benefit of that person.

(3)London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, and for the purposes of their business, lend money to, or give a guarantee for the benefit of, any person for the purposes of an undertaking carried on by him, or, where that person is a body corporate, any undertaking carried on by a subsidiary of that body corporate.

[F24(3A)London Regional Transport may enter into arrangements with another person under which that person gives a guarantee which London Regional Transport has power to give under this section.

(3B)Where London Regional Transport enters into arrangements by virtue of subsection (3A) above, the arrangements may provide for London Regional Transport to indemnify the person who gives the guarantee.]

(4)Subsections (1) and (2) above are without prejudice to any other power of London Regional Transport under this Act to make payments to their subsidiaries or to any person with whom they have entered into an agreement by virtue of [F25section 3(2) or (2A)] of this Act.

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F23Words in s. 17(2) inserted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 171(1)(2)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

F24S. 17(3A)(3B) inserted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 171(1)(3)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

F25Words in s. 17(4) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(3), 6(2).

18 Borrowing powers.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport may borrow temporarily, by way of overdraft or otherwise, either from the Secretary of State or, with the consent of the Secretary of State, from any other person, such sums as may be required for meeting the obligations or discharging the functions of London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries.

The aggregate of the amounts outstanding in respect of any temporary loans raised by London Regional Transport under this subsection shall not exceed such limit as may for the time being be imposed for the purposes of this subsection by a direction given to London Regional Transport by the Secretary of State.

(2)London Regional Transport may borrow, otherwise than by way of a temporary loan—

(a)in sterling from the Secretary of State; or

(b)with the consent of the Secretary of State and the approval of the Treasury, in sterling or a currency other than sterling from a person other than the Secretary of State; such sums as may be required by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries for all or any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (3) below.

(3)Those purposes are—

(a)meeting any expenses incurred by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries in connection with any works the cost of which is chargeable to capital account;

(b)the provision of working capital required by London Regional Transport or any such subsidiary;

(c)acquiring an undertaking or part of an undertaking;

(d)subscribing for or acquiring securities of a body corporate otherwise than by way of investment;

(e)promoting or participating in promoting the formation of a company;

(f)the payment of interest charged to capital account under section 15(5) of this Act;

(g)repayment of any money borrowed by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries and repayment of any sums issued by the Treasury in fulfilment of a guarantee under section 20 of this Act;

(h)making any loan, or fulfilling any guarantee given, in pursuance of the powers conferred on London Regional Transport by this Act;

(i)any purpose for which capital moneys are properly applicable, whether or not specified in any of the preceding paragraphs of this subsection.

(4)London Regional Transport shall not have power to borrow money, otherwise than from a subsidiary of theirs, except in accordance with this section.

(5)References in this section to borrowing do not include the receipt of money by London Regional Transport soley for the purpose of making payments into or out of a pension fund established for the purposes of a pension scheme in which employees of London Regional Transport or a subsidiary of theirs participate.

19 Loans from Secretary of State.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, lend to London Regional Transport any sums which London Regional Transport have power to borrow under section 18(1) or (2) of this Act.

(2)Any loans which the Secretary of State makes under this section shall be repaid to him at such times and by such methods, and interest on any such loans shall be paid to him at such rates and at such times, as he may, with the approval of the Treasury, from time to time direct.

(3)The Treasury may issue out of the National Loans Fund to the Secretary of State such sums as are necessary to enable him to make loans under this section.

(4)Any sums received under subsection (2) above by the Secretary of State shall be paid into the National Loans Fund.

(5)The Secretary of State shall, as respects each financial year, prepare in such form and manner as the Treasury may direct, an account of—

(a)sums issued to him under subsection (3) above;

(b)sums to be paid into the National Loans Fund under subsection (4) above; and

(c)the disposal by him of those sums respectively;

and send it to the Comptroller and Auditor General not later than the end of November following the year; and the Comptroller and Auditor General shall examine, certify and report on the account and lay copies of it, together with his report, before each House of Parliament.

20 Treasury guarantees.E+W

(1)The Treasury may guarantee, in such manner and on such conditions as they may think fit, the repayment of the principal of, the payment of interest on and the discharge of any other financial obligation in connection with, any sums which London Regional Transport borrow from a person other than the Secretary of State in exercise of their powers under section 18 of this Act.

(2)Immediately after a guarantee is given under this section the Treasury shall lay a statement of the guarantee before each House of Parliament; and where any sum is issued for fulfilling a guarantee so given the Treasury shall, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, beginning with that in which the sum in issued and ending with that in which all liability in respect of the principal of the sum and in respect of interest on the sum in finally discharged, lay before each House of Parliament a statement relating to that sum.

(3)Any sums required by the Treasury for fulfilling a guarantee under this section shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated fund.

(4)If any sums are issued in fulfilment of a guarantee given under this section, London Regional Transport shall make to the Treasury, at such times and in such manner as the Treasury may from time to time direct, payments, of such amounts as the Treasury may so direct, in or towards repayment of the sums so issued and payments of interest on what is outstanding for the time being in respect of sums so issued at such rate as the Treasury may so direct.

(5)Any sums recieved under subsection (4) above by the Treasury shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

21 Control over financial commitments of subsidaries.E+W

London Regional Transport shall exercise their control over their subsidiaries so as to ensure that a subsidiary of theirs does not—

(a)except with the consent of the Secretary of State, lend money to or give any guarantee for the benefit of any person other than London Regional Transport or any other subsidiary of London Regional Transport; or

(b)except with the consent of the Secretary of State and the approval of the Treasury, borrow money from any such person.

22 Limit on financial commitments of London Regional Transport group.E+W

(1)The aggregate amount outstanding, otherwise than by way of interest, in respect of—

(a)money borrowed by any member of the London Regional Transport group otherwise than from another member of the group;

(b)money borrowed by any person other than a member of the London Regional Transport group subject to a guarantee given by a member of the group which applies to repayment of that money; and

(c)sums issued by the Treasury in fulfilment of guarantees under section 20 of this Act;

shall not at any time exceed £100 million or such other sum as the Secretary of State may from time to time by order specify.

(2)The Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, from time to time give directions as to the method of calculation to be used, and the date to be taken, in determining for the purposes of subsection (1) above the value in sterling of any amount outstanding in respect of money borrowed in a currency other than sterling.

(3)In this Act “the London Regional Transport group” means London Regional Transport and their subsidiaries.

(4)No order shall be made under subsection (1) above unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Commons House of Parliament.

23 Accounts.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport shall keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the accounts.

(2)London Regional Transport shall prepare in respect of each accounting year—

(a)a statement of accounts with respect to their own affairs; and

(b)such statement or statements of consolidated accounts dealing with the affairs of London Regional Transport and any one or more other members of the London Regional Transport group as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, from time to time direct (whether generally or as respects any particular accounting year of London Regional Transport).

(3)The statement of accounts prepared in accordance with paragraph (a) of subsection (2) above shall give a true and fair view of the state of affairs and profit or loss of London Regional Transport; and any such statement prepared in accordance with paragraph (b) of that subsection shall give a true and fair view of the state of affairs and profit or loss of the members of the London Regional Transport group dealt with by that statement as a whole.

(4)Every statement of accounts prepared by London Regional Transport in accordance with this section shall comply with any requirements imposed by directions given by the Secretary of State, with the approval of the Treasury and after consultation with London Regional Transport, with respect to—

(a)the information to be contained in the statement;

(b)the manner in which that information is to be presented; and

(c)the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

(5)The accounts of London Regional Transport shall be audited by an auditor or auditors appointed in respect of each accounting year by the Secretary of State after consultation with London Regional Transport.

[F26(6)A person shall not be appointed to audit the accounts of London Regional Transport unless he is eligible for appointment as a company auditor under section 25 of the Companies Act 1989.]

(7)As soon as the accounts of London Regional Transport have been audited in accordance with this section, London Regional Transport shall send to the Secretary of State—

(a)a copy of the statement of accounts prepared in accordance with subsection (2)(a) above; and

(b)a copy of any statement of accounts prepared in accordance with subsection (2)(b) above;

together with a copy of the report made by the auditor or auditors on that statement or (as the case may be) on each of those statements.

(8)A copy of every such statement and report shall be included in the annual report of London Regional Transport with respect to the accounting year in question which the Secretary of State is required by section 34 of this Act to lay before each House of Parliament.

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24 Exclusion of National Audit Act 1983E+W

London Regional Transport shall not be subject to investigation by the Comptroller and Auditor General under section 7 of the M5National Audit Act 1983 (examinations into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which bodies mainly supported by public funds use their resources in discharging their functions); and accordingly, in Schedule 4 to that Act (which lists authorities and bodies exempt from investigation under that section) the words “London Regional Transport” shall be inserted at the appropriate place in alphabetical order.

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25 Pensions and orders about pensions.E+W

(1)Sections 73 and 74 of the 1962 Act (which relate respectively to the powers of the Boards as regards pensions and pension schemes and the power of the Secretary of State to make orders about pensions) shall have effect as if—

(a)the expression “Board” in each of those sections included London Regional Transport;

(b)the references in section 74(1)(a)(ii) to the Commission included references to the London Board; and

(c)the reference in section 74(2)(a) to a pension scheme in which employees of the Commission or a subsidiary of the Commission participated before the date there mentioned included a reference to any pension scheme in which employees of, or of a subsidiary of, the London Board participated before the vesting date within the meaning of the 1969 Act and to any scheme or fund to which subsection (2) below applies in which employees of, or of a subsidiary of, London Regional Transport participated before the appointed day.

(2)This subsection applies to—

(a)any pension scheme or pension fund established under section 6(1)(k) of the 1969 Act (powers of Executive with respect to pensions and pension funds); and

(b)any superannuation fund maintained by a local authority.

(3)In section 74(2)(a), as it applies by virtue of subsection (2)(b) above in relation to a superannuation fund, the reference to payments under that fund shall be read as including a reference to payments under any agreement or arrangements with respect to the participation in that fund of employees of, or of a subsidiary of, London Regional Transport made by virtue of section 6(1)(k) of the 1969 Act.

(4)Without prejudice to section 74(4), in section 74(2)(a) as it applies by virtue of this section, references to employees of London Regional Transport shall be read as including any persons who immediately before the appointed day were participating, as members or former members of the Executive, in any scheme or fund to which subsection (2) above applies.

(5)Where by virtue of any provision made under section 74, as it applies for the purposes of this section, any member of London Regional Transport—

(a)continues to participate in any such scheme or fund; or

(b)is admitted to participate in any pension scheme established under that section;

paragraph 6(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to this Act shall not apply to him.

26 Pensions for employees of related companies.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may make such orders under section 74 of the 1962 Act in relation to related companies as he may make by virtue of section 25 of this Act in relation to subsidiaries of London Regional Transport.

(2)In exercising with respect to any pension scheme the powers conferred by this section, the Secretary of State shall take into account any representations made by the persons administering the scheme.

(3)Except on the application of a related company which is not a subsidiary of London Regional Transport, no order shall be made by virtue of this section which has the effect of placing the related company or any of its subsidiaries in any worse position; but for the purposes of this subsection a related company or a subsidiary shall not be regarded as being placed in a worse position because an order provides that any changes in a pension scheme are not to be effected without the consent of the Secretary of State.

(4)An order such as is mentioned in subsection (3) above which is made otherwise than on the application of the related company shall not be invalid because it does not have the effect of securing that the related company and its subsidiaries are not placed in any worse position, but except in so far as the related company approves the effect of the order the Secretary of State shall as soon as may be make the necessary amending order.

(5)Subsections (3) and (4) above have effect only in relation to orders made after such day as may be appointed for the purposes of this section by order made by the Secretary of State and different days may be so appointed in relation to different related companies.

(6)Where an order (the “first order”) applying to a related company has been made under section 74 and at the time when it was made the related company was a subsidiary of London Regional Transport, the order shall not apply to the related company when it ceases to be such a subsidiary except where an order made by virtue of this section (whether before or after the related company company ceases to be such a subsidiary) provides for the first order to continue to apply to the related company.

(7)An order made by virtue of this section may, in particular, authorise London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of London Regional Transport—

(a)to transfer liabilities and obligations under a pension scheme in relation to some (but not all) of the participants in that scheme to another pension scheme; and

(b)to divide or apportion a pension fund held for the purposes of the first-mentioned scheme between that scheme and the other scheme.

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27 Supplementary provisions with respect to transfer schemes.E+W

(1)This section applies to any scheme under section 4, 5 or 9(6) of this Act (referred to below in this section as a transfer scheme).

(2)A transfer scheme may define the property, rights and liabilities to be transferred by the scheme—

(a)by specifying the property, rights and liabilities in question; or

(b)by referring to all the property, rights and liabilities comprised in a specified part of the transferor’s undertaking;

and may contain such supplementary, incidental and consequential provisions as may appear to London Regional Transport to be necessary or expedient.

(3)Without prejudice to section 47 of this Act and subject to subsection (4) below, a transfer scheme may provide that any functions of the transferor under any statutory provision shall be transferred with the property, rights and liabilities affected by the scheme, if and so far as that statutory provision—

(a)relates to the part of the transferor’s undertaking, or to property, to be transferred by the scheme; or

(b)authorises the carrying out of works designed to be used in connection with that part of the transferor’s undertaking or the acquistion of land for the purpose of carrying out such works.

(4)Subsection (3) above does not apply to any function of London Regional Transport, or of London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs, under any provision of this Act or any other statutory provision specifically amended by any provision of this Act.

(5)A transfer scheme may define any functions of the transferor to be transferred by the scheme in accordance with subsection (3) above—

(a)by specifying the statutory provisions in question;

(b)by referring to all the statutory provisions (except those mentioned in subsection (4) above) which relate to the part of the transferor’s undertaking, or to property, to be transferred by the scheme or authorise the carrying out of works designed to be used in connection with that part of the transferor’s undertaking or the acquisition of land for the purpose of carrying out such works; or

(c)by referring to all the statutory provisions within paragraph (b) above, but specifying certain excepted provisions.

(6)A transfer scheme shall not come into force until it has been approved by the Secretary of State or until such date as the Secretary of State may, in giving his approval, specify; and the Secretary of State may approve a transfer scheme either without modifications or with such modifications as, after consultation with London Regional Transport, he thinks fit.

(7)On the coming into force of a transfer scheme the property, rights and liabilities affected by the scheme shall, subject to subsection (8) below, be transferred and vest in accordance with the scheme.

(8)Subject to subsection (9) below, Schedule 4 to the 1968 Act (supplementary provisions as to certain transfers of property, rights and liabilities) shall apply to any transfer under subsection (7) above; and subsection (7) above shall have effect subject to the provisions of that Schedule.

(9)In Schedule 4 as it applies by virtue of subsection (8) above—

(a)any reference to a transfer by or a vesting by virtue of that Act shall be read as a reference to a transfer by or a vesting by virtue of the transfer scheme in question; F27. . .

[F28(aa)the reference in paragraph 1(1) to all property, rights and liabilities comprised in a specified part of the transferor’s undertaking shall be read as including a reference to all such property, rights and liabilities subject to such exceptions as may be specified or described, or otherwise provided for, by the transfer scheme in question;

F28(ab)the reference in paragraph 13(1) to requiring the consent or concurrence of any person shall be read as including—

(i)a reference to being (and, where applicable, continuing after the transaction) in breach of any condition, requirement or restriction, and

(ii)a reference to any relevant right or option operating or becoming exercisable,

(and any such relevant right or option shall accordingly have effect as if the transferee were the same person in law as the transferor and no transaction had taken place); and]

(b)the reference in paragraph 13(5) to the relevant provisions of that Act shall be read as including a reference to the relevant provisions of this Act.

[F29(10)In subsection (9)(ab) above “relevant right or option” means any right of reverter, right of pre-emption, right of forfeiture, right of re-entry, right to compensation, option or similar right affecting any land or other property, or any right to terminate or vary a contract.]

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F27Word in s. 27(9)(a) omitted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 172(1)(2)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

F28S. 27(9)(aa)(ab) inserted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 172(1)(2)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

F29S. 27(10) inserted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 172(1)(3)(with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

28 Provision of extra transport services and facilities. E+W

(1)London Regional Transport shall have power to enter into and carry out agreements with—

(a)the council of a London borough;

(b)the Common Council; [F30or]

(c)any urban development corporation established for an area in Greater London under Part XVI of the M6Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980; . . . F31

(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F31

with respect to the provision or continued provision by London Regional Transport, and the financing, on such terms as may be agreed between the parties, of public passenger transport services and facilities which would not be available apart from any such agreement.

(2)The council of a London borough [F32and], the Common Council . . . F33 shall each have power to enter into and carry out agreements with London Regional Transport with respect to the matters mentioned in subsection (1) above.

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F31S. 28(1)(d) and the word “or” immediately preceding it repealed by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), ss. 65(4)(a)(ii), 139(3), Sch. 8

F33Words repealed by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), ss. 65(4)(b)(ii), 139(3), Sch. 8

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29 Annual business plans.E+W

(1)It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport in each accounting year to prepare, and cause to be published in such manner as they think fit, a plan containing their proposals with respect to the conduct of their undertaking and the businesses of their subsidiaries during the period to which the plan relates.

(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, the plan shall give such information relevant to their proposals, and deal with such other matters, as London Regional Transport consider appropriate for presenting their proposals in the context of the past and current performance and policies of themselves and their subsidiaries.

(3)In preparing the plan London Regional Transport shall have regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State as to the form and content of the plan and the period to which it is to relate.

30 Information and publicity with respect to plans as to services and fares.E+W

(1)It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport in each year to inform the local authorities concerned and the Passenger’s Committee of their current plans with respect to—

(a)the general level of transport services and facilities to be provided by them, by subsidiaries of theirs of by other persons in pursuance of any agreement entered into by them by virtue of [F34section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act, and the general structure of routes of those services; and

(b)the general level and structure of the fares to be charged for those services, and the general level of charges to be made for those facilities.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the local authorities concerned are—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F35

(b)the councils of the London Boroughs;

(c)the Common Council; and

(d)the council of any county or district any part of whose area appears to London Regional Transport to be affected to a significant degree by the plans mentioned in that subsection.

(3)London Regional Transport shall cause particulars of the general level and structure of the fares referred to in subsection (1)(b) above as they apply for the time being to be published in such manner as they think fit.

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F34Words in s. 30(1)(a) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

31 Duty of Railways Board to consult London Regional Transport as to fares and services in London.E+W

[F36If and so long as the Railways Board continues to be under a duty by virtue of section 3 of the M7Transport Act 1962 to provide railway services in Greater London, the Board shall] in each year consult with London Regional Transport as to—

(a)the general level and structure of the fares to be charged for the carriage of passengers by the Board’s railways on journeys wholly within Greater London; and

(b)the general level of the provision to be made for such journeys.

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F36Words in s. 31 inserted (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1), Sch. 12 para.16

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[31AF37Duty of Franchising Director to consult London Regional Transport as to fares and services in London.E+W

The Franchising Director shall from time to time consult with London Regional Transport as to—

(a)the general level and structure of the fares to be charged for the carriage of passengers by railway on journeys wholly within Greater London on services—

(i)which are, or are to be, provided under franchise agreements; or

(ii)whose provision the Franchising Director is under a duty to secure, by virtue of section 30, 37 or 38 of the Railways Act 1993; and

(b)the general level of the provision to be made for such journeys.]

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[F3831B Power of Secretary of State to transfer functions.E+W

(1)For the purpose of enabling any person to carry on any activities for which provision is made by an agreement under section 3(2) or (2A) of this Act, the Secretary of State may by order provide for any functions of London Regional Transport under any statutory provisions to be exercisable by that person (whether to the exclusion of or concurrently with London Regional Transport).

(2)An order under this section may—

(a)provide for the functions to cease to be so exercisable when the activities cease to be carried on by that person (whether by reason of the expiry or termination of the agreement or otherwise); and

(b)make such supplementary, incidental and consequential provision as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient.

(3)This section does not apply to any function of London Regional Transport under this Act or any other statutory provision specifically amended by any provision of this Act.

(4)Any reference in this section to London Regional Transport includes a reference to any subsidiary of theirs.

(5)A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]

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F38S. 31B inserted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

32 Further powers of Secretary of State.E+W

(1)In addition to any power of the Secretary of State under any other provision of this Act to give directions to London Regional Transport with respect to any matter, the Secretary of State may, after consultation with London Regional Transport, give to London Regional Transport directions of a general character as to the exercise and performance by them of their functions (including the exercise of rights conferred by the holding of interests in companies).

(2)London Regional Transport shall, in framing and carrying out proposals involving substantial expenditure of a capital nature by London Regional Transport or a subsidiary of theirs, act on the lines settled from time to time with the approval of the Secretary of State.

(3)London Regional Transport shall, in formulating policies and plans for the general conduct of their undertaking and the businesses of their subsidiaries, act on lines settled from time to time with the approval of the Secretary of State.

(4)If it appears to the Secretary of State to be desirable to do so for the purpose of obtaining information not otherwise available, he may at any time cause a review to be carried out (whether by London Regional Transport or by any persons appointed by him for the purpose) of the organisation of the undertaking of London Regional Transport and the businesses of their subsidiaries, with a view to determining whether any occasion arises for the exercise by him of any of his powers under this Part of this Act in relation to London Regional Transport.

(5)Without prejudice to the preceding provisions of this section or section 10 of this Act, but subject to subsection (6) below, the Secretary of State may, after consultation with London Regional Transport, direct London Regional Transport to take, or to exercise their control over any subsidiary of theirs so as to require that subsidiary to take, any of the following actions, that is to say—

(a)to discontinue any activities;

(b)to dispose of any assets;

(c)to call in any loan;

(d)to exercise any power London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) that subsidiary may possess to revoke any guarantee.

(6)The Secretary of State shall not give any direction under subsection (5) above unless he is satisfied that the carrying on of the activities or the retention of the assets or the continuance of the loan or guarantee (as the case may be) is unnecessary for the proper discharge by London Regional Transport (whether directly of by acting through the subsidiary in question) of their duties under this Act.

(7)Without prejudice to the preceding provisions of this section or section 10 of this Act, the Secretary of State may give directions to London Regional Transport requiring them to exercise their powers under section 3 of this Act—

(a)to form companies; and

(b)to transfer property, rights and liabilities to companies formed by them;

for such purpose (other than the purpose of facilitating the eventual disposal under section 9 of this Act of any part of their undertaking or of the whole or any part of the undertaking of any of their subsidiaries) and in such manner as may be specified in the directions.

(8)If it appears to the Secretary of State that there is any action which London Regional Transport ought in the interests of national defence—

(a)to have power to take; or

(b)to be required to take;

and that it would be consistent with the duties imposed on London Regional Transport by this Act, he may authorise or direct London Regional Transport to take that action.

(9)No limitation on the powers of London Regional Transport contained in this Act or in any local enactment shall prevent London Regional Transport from taking any action they are authorised or required to take by a direction under subsection (8) above.

(10)London Regional Transport shall furnish the Secretary of State with such information as he may specify in writing and London Regional Transport have or can reasonably be expected to obtain with respect to such matters relating to—

(a)London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs; or

(b)their activities (past, present or future), plans or property;

as the Secretary of State may so specify.

(11)Information required under subsection (10) above shall be furnished in such manner and at such times as the Secretary of State may specify in writing.

33 Further provision with respect to control of subsidiaries.E+W

London Regional Transport shall exercise their control over their subsidiaries so as to ensure that a subsidiary of theirs—

(a)does not engage in activities in which London Regional Transport have no power to engage (including activities in which London Regional Transport have no power to engage because the consent of the Secretary of State has not been obtained);

(b)does not do anything which the Secretary of State has directed London Regional Transport not to do; and

(c)does not, except with the consent of the Secretary of State, raise money by the issue of shares or stock to any person other than London Regional Transport or any other subsidiary of London Regional Transport.

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C6S. 33 excluded (1.7.1993) by 1993 c. ix, s. 20(2)

34 Annual report.E+W

(1)Without prejudice to section 32(10) of this Act, London Regional Transport shall, as soon as possible after the end of each accounting year of London Regional Transport, make to the Secretary of State a report on the exercise and performance by them of their functions during that year.

(2)The report shall deal with the activities of any subsidiaries of London Regional Transport, so far as relevant to the performance by London Regional Transport of their functions during the year in question.

(3)The report made under this section in respect of any accounting year of London Regional Transport shall—

(a)include such information as the Secretary of State may from time to time specify in writing with respect to any matter the report is required to deal with by virtue of subsection (1) or (2) above;

(b)include a statement of any action taken during that year by London Regional Transport and any subsidiaries of theirs in relation to, or for the purpose of securing, provision for disabled persons in the public passenger transport services and facilities provided for Greater London (whether by London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs or by any other person);

(c)include a statement of any action taken during that year by London Regional Transport and any subsidiaries of theirs for the purpose of co-ordinating the public passenger transport services provided by, or by any subsidiary of, the Railways Board and those provided by London Regional Transport, any subsidiary of London Regional Transport, or any other person under an agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F39section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act;

(d)set out any directions given by the Secretary of State to London Regional Transport under this Act during that year, unless the Secretary of State has notified to London Regional Transport his opinion that it is against the interests of national security to do so; and

(e)include a statement of the salaries or fees and of the emoluments of each of the members of London Regional Transport during that year.

(4)The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of every report under this section before each House of Parliament.

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F39Words in s. 34(3)(c) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

35 Inclusion in annual report of information with respect to contract and express carriage business.E+W

(1)This section applies to any business carried on by London Regional Transportor any subsidiary of theirs which is a business of providing services for the carriage of passengers by road [F40other than local services (within the meaning of the Transport Act 1985)].

(2)In the case of any business to which this section applies, the annual report of London Regional Transport under section 34 of this Act for any accounting year shall include a statement of—

(a)the amount, as determined by London Regional Transport, of the turnover of London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) of the subsidiary in question for that year in respect of that business;

(b)the extent or approximate extent (expressed in either case in monetary terms) to which, as so determined, the carrying on of that business contributed to, or restricted, the profit or loss of London Regional Transport or of that subsidiary for that year before taxation; and

(c)the method by which any determination for the purposes of paragraph (a) or (b) above was arrived at.

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F41Part IIE+W The London Regional Rail Passenger Network

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F41Pt. II (ss. 36-39) repealed (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 152(3), Sch.14

Part IIIE+W Miscellaneous and General

Consultation with passengersE+W

[F4240The London Regional Passengers’ Committee. E+W

(1)There shall be established in accordance with this section a body to be known as the London Regional Passengers’ Committee.

[F43(2)The Committee shall consist of—

(a)a chairman, appointed by the Secretary of State after consultation with the Rail Regulator; and

(b)such other members (not exceeding thirty) as the Secretary of State may appoint after consultation with the Rail Regulator and the chairman.]

(3)The Secretary of State may appoint one or more members of the Committee to be deputy chairman or (as the case may be) deputy chairmen of the Committee.

(4)F44. . . it shall be the duty of the Committee to consider and, where it appears to them to be desirable, make recommendations with respect to any matter affecting the services and facilities provided—

(a)by London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs; or

(b)by any other person in pursuance of an agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F45section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act; [F46

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

which falls to be considered by the Committee in accordance with subsection (5) below.

(5)A matter falls to be considered by the Committee if—

(a)it has been the subject of representations (other than representations appearing to the Committee to be frivolous) made to the Committee by or on behalf of users of any services or facilities so provided; or

(b)it has been referred to the Committee by the Secretary of State, [F47or by London Regional Transport]; or

(c)it otherwise appears to the Committee to be a matter to which consideration ought to be given;

F48. . .

F49(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)Copies of the minutes, conclusions and recommendations of the Committee with respect to any matter shall be sent—

(a)in the case of any matter affecting services and facilities provided as mentioned in subsection (4) (a) or (b) above, to London Regional Transport;

F50(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)in the case of any matter referred to the Committee by the Secretary of State, to the Secretary of State.

(8)Where the Secretary of State receives a recommendation under subsection (7) above he may give to London Regional Transport F51. . . such directions as he thinks fit with respect to matters dealt with in the recommendation which concern them or a subsidiary of theirs; but before giving any such direction to London Regional Transport the Secretary of State shall consult with London Regional Transport.

(9)On reaching a decision with respect to matters dealt with in any recommendation received by them or him under subsection (7) above, London Regional Transport, F52. . .or (as the case may be) the Secretary of State shall give notice in writing of that decision to the Passengers’ Committee.

(10)The Committee shall make an annual report to the Secretary of State [F53and the Rail Regulator], and the Secretary of State shall lay to copy of the report before each House of Parliament.

(11)A company which would not otherwise by a subsidiary of London Regional Transport F54. . . shall not be treated as such for the purposes of this section by virtue of section 62 of this Act.

(12)Schedule 3 to this Act has effect with respect to the Committee.]

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F42S. 40 ceased to have effect (3.7.2000) by virtue of 1999 c. 29, s. 246(1) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch. Pt. 3

F45Words in s. 40(4)(a) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

F46S. 40(4)(c) and the word "or" preceeding it repealed (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1)(3), Sch. 12 para. 18(3)(b), Sch. 14; S.I. 1994/571, art. 5.

F53Words in 40(10) inserted (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1), Sch. 12 para. 18(9); S.I. 1994/571, art. 5.

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C10S. 40(10) applied (28.6.2000 with application in relation to the years beginning in 1999 and 2000 as if together they constituted a single year) by S.I. 2000/1484, art. 2

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[F56 Railway access contractsE+W

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F56S. 41A and cross-heading inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 200(3) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch. Pt. 3

F5741A Access contracts under the Railways Act 1993.E+W

(1)Where it considers that to do so is best calculated to meet any need relating to transport in or around, or to or from, Greater London, London Regional Transport may enter into an access contract to which section 18 of the M12Railways Act 1993 applies, notwithstanding—

(a)that such a contract can only be entered into on terms approved (with or without modification) by the [F58Office of Rail Regulation] and pursuant to directions given by the [F58Office of Rail Regulation] under that section; and

(b)that the terms of the contract may confer on the [F58Office of Rail Regulation] powers to determine the manner in which London Regional Transport is to exercise its functions in relation to the contract.

(2)The duties imposed on London Regional Transport by sections 2 and 8 of this Act accordingly also have effect subject, as respects the power conferred by subsection (1) above, to the powers of the [F58Office of Rail Regulation] under section 18 of the M13Railways Act 1993.]

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F57S. 41A inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 200(3) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch. Pt. 3

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Railway closures in and around Greater LondonE+W

42 Application of provisions of the 1962 and 1968 Acts relating to railway closures.E+W

(1)The formers functions of the London Board in relation to railway closures continue to be exercisable by London Regional Transport; and the following provisions of this section have effect for the purpose of—

(a)extending those functions to any subsidiary of London Regional Transport; and

(b)making amendments consequential on the provisions of this Act in the provisions of the 1962 and 1968 Acts relating to such closures.

(2)In section 54(1)

of the 1962 Act (advance information about railway and shipping closures), for the references to the Executive substituted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the 1969 Act for express references to the London Board there shall be substituted references to the appropriate authority in relation to the services in question.

F59(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)For the purposes of this section, the appropriate authority in relation to any railway services is—

(a)where those services are provided by London Regional Transport, London Regional Transport; and

(b)where those services are provided by a subsidiary of London Regional Transport, that subsidiary.

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Regulation of services by public service vehicles in and around LondonE+W

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46 Schemes for transfers between London Regional Transport group and Railways Board group.E+W

(1)London Regional Transport and the Railways Board, acting jointly, may make schemes for the transfer, between any member of the London Regional Transport group and any member of the Railways Board group, of—

(a)any specified property, rights or liabilities; or

(b)all property, rights and liabilities comprised in a specified part of the transferor’s undertaking;

and any such scheme may contain such supplementary, incidental and consequential provisions as may appear to London Regional Transport and the Railways Board to be necessary or expedient.

(2)A scheme under this section shall not come into force until it has been approved by the Secretary of State or until such date as the Secretary of State may, in giving his approval, specify; and (subject to subsection (3) below) the Secretary of State may approve a scheme either without modifications or with such modifications as, after consultation with London Regional Transport and with the Railways Board, he thinks fit.

(3)Without prejudice to his powers under section 47 of this Act, the Secretary of State shall not approve a scheme, under this section which makes provision for a transfer of any property, rights or liabilities which it appears to him would materially prejudice the proper discharge by London Regional Transport or the Railways Board of their respective functions.

(4)On the coming into force of a scheme under this section the property, rights and liabilities in question shall (subject to subsection (6) below) be transferred and vest in accordance with the scheme.

(5)Subject to any order under section 74 of the 1962 Act (power of Secretary of State to make orders about pensions in the nationalised transport industry) which takes effect on or at any time after the transfer date for the purposes of any transfer under subsection (4) above, any person who, on that date—

(a)ceases to be employed by any member of one or other of the London Regional Transport group and the Railways Board group and becomes employed by a member of the other group; or

(b)is employed by a company which immediately before that date was a subsidiary of London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) of the Railways Board but on that date becomes a subsidiary of the other of those authorities;

shall not in consequence cease to be eligible to participate in any pension scheme in which he was a participant immediately before that transfer date.

(6)Subject to subsection (7) below, Schedule 4 to the 1968 Act (supplementary provisions as to certain transfers of property, rights and liabilities) shall apply to any transfer under subsection (4) above; and subsection (4) above shall have effect subject to the provisions of that Schedule.

(7)In Schedule 4 as it applies by virtue of subsection (6) above—

(a)any reference to a transfer by or a vesting by virtue of that Act shall be read as a reference to a transfer by or vesting by virtue of the scheme in question; and

(b)the reference in paragraph 13(5) to the relevant provisions of that Act shall be read as including a reference to the relevant provisions of this Act.

(8)In this section and section 47 of this Act, references to the Railways Board group are references to the Railways Board and their subsidiaries.

47 Orders for transfer of functions, etc., within London Regional Transport group and between that group and Railways Board group.E+W

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may by order—

(a)make provision for the transfer, between any members of the London Regional Transport group, or between any member of that group and any member of the Railways Board group, of any functions of the transferor in connection with the carriage of passengers; and

(b)make any such provision with respect to either party to the transfer of functions as is mentioned in section 46(1) of this Act.

(2)An order under this section may, for the purpose of any transfer of functions made by the order, amend any of the enactments relating to those functions.

(3)Any such order may contain such supplementary, incidental and consequential provisions as may appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient.

(4)The power to make orders under this section shall not be exercisable so as to cause all or substantially all of the functions of the London Regional Transport group to become functions of, or of subsidiaries of, the Railways Board.

(5)Before making any order under this section the Secretary of State shall consult with—

(a)London Regional Transport;

(b)the Railways Board;

(c)the Passengers’ Committee; and

(d)such other persons (if any) as the Secretary of State may think fit.

(6)In the case of an order under this section making such provision as is mentioned in section 46(1) of this Act, the property, rights and liabilities in question shall, subject to subsection (8) below, be transferred and vest in accordance with the order on such date as may be appointed by the order for that purpose.

(7)Section 46(5)

of this Act shall apply in relation to a transfer under subsection (6) above as it applies in relation to a transfer under subsection (4) of that section.

(8)Subject to subsection (9) below, Schedule 4 to the 1968 Act shall apply to any transfer under subsection (6) above; and subsection (6) above shall have effect subject to the provisions of that Schedule.

(9)In Schedule 4 as it applies by virtue of subsection (8) above—

(a)any reference to a transfer by or a vesting by virtue of that act shall be read as a reference to a transfer by or a vesting by virtue of the order in question; and

(b)the reference in paragraph 13(5) to the relevant provisions of that Act shall be read as including a reference to the relevant provisions of this Act.

(10)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

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48 Compensation for loss of employment, etc.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for the payment, by such persons as may be prescribed by or determined under the regulations, in such cases and to such extent as may be so prescribed or determined, of pensions, allowances or gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of persons who have suffered loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments by reason of—

(a)the disposal under section 9(1) of this Act of any part of the undertaking of London Regional Transport or of the whole or any part of the undertaking of any of their subsidiaries;

(b)any transfer of property, rights or liabilities under section 27, 46 or 47 of this Act; or

(c)any preparatory steps taken (after the making of the scheme or order in question) for the purposes of any such transfer which does not in fact take place, or taken for the purposes of any action required by a direction under section 10 of this Act which ceases to be so required before the action is taken.

(2)Regulations under this section may—

(a)include provision as to the manner in which and the person to whom any claim for compensation is to be made, and for the determination of all questions arising under the regulations;

(b)make different provision as respects different classes of persons and different circumstances and make or authorise the Secretary of State to make exceptions and conditions; and

(c)be framed so as to have effect from a date earlier than the making of the regulations;

but regulations having effect from a date earlier than the date of their making shall not place any individual who is qualified to participate in the benefits for which the regulations provide in a worse position than he would have been in if the regulations had been so framed as to have effect only from the date of their making.

(3)Regulations under this section may include all or any of the following provisions, namely—

(a)provision authorising the payment, without probate or other proof of title, of any sum due under the regulations in respect of a person who has died to his personal representatives or such other persons as may be prescribed by the regulations;

(b)provision rendering void any assignment of or charge on, or any agreement to assign or charge, any benefit under the regulations, and provision that on the bankruptcy of a person entitled to such a benefit no part of it shall pass to any trustee or other person acting on behalf of the creditors except in accordance with an order made by a court in pursuance of any enactment specified in the regulations; and

(c)such incidental, supplementary, consequential and transitional provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient.

(4)Without prejudice to the preceding provisions of this section, regulations under this section may, in relation to any compensation required to be paid under the regulations by any person (“the person primarily liable”), specify persons who are to be liable to contribute towards that person’s liability in accordance with subsections (5) and (6) below (“contributories”).

(5)Where contributories have been so specified in relation to any compensation, the contributories may arrange to make to the person primarily liable in respect of that compensation payments by way of contribution towards that person’s liability.

(6)If the person primarily liable in respect of any compensation satisfies the Secretary of State that any contributory has not made proper contribution towards that person’s liability, whether by payment of money or by finding employment for persons to or in respect of whom the compensation has become payable, the Secretary of State may require that contributory to make such payment to the person primarily liable as appears to the Secretary of State to be just.

(7)Regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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49 Grants by Greater London Council for year including appointed day.E+W

[F61(1)The Greater London Council shall under this section pay to London Regional Transport by way of grant for the initial year (that is to say, the financial year ending on 31st March 1985) the sum of £258,179,588.]

(5)[F62If any amount payable in respect of the sum mentioned in subsection (1) above is not paid on or before the date on which it is required to be paid], interest on that amount shall be payable to London Regional Transport at the rate for the time being applicable for the purposes of section 12(8) of the M14General Rate Act 1967 (interest on amounts due under precepts).

(6)The Secretary of State may by notice in writing to London Regional Transport make the application by London Regional Transport of any sums received by them by virtue of this section subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(7)Sections 12(2) to (4) and 15(9) and (10) of this Act shall apply in relation to sums so received as they apply in relation to sums received by way of grants under section 12 of this Act (taking the reference in section 12(2) to any such terms and conditions as a reference to any terms and conditions applicable by virtue of subsection (6) above).

(8)Any reference in—

(a)Article 1 of the M15Capital Allowances (Relevant Grants) (No. 2) Order 1969, as it has effect by virtue of paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 to this Act; and

(b)section 83(4)(d) of the M16Capital allowances Act 1968, as substituted by paragraph 4 of Schedule 6 to this Act;

to a grant made under section 12 of this Act shall be read as including a reference to a grant made under this section.

(9)As respects the period beginning with the appointed day and ending with 31st March 1985, paragraphs 25B(a) and 29A of Schedule 2 to the M17London Government Act 1963 shall have effect as if for references to the Executive there were substituted references to London Regional Transport.

(10)In this section “financial year” means a period of twelve months beginning with 1st April.

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50 Travel concessions on journeys in and around Greater London.E+W

(1)Subject to subsection (4) below, any local authority, or any two or more local authorities acting jointly, may enter into arrangements with London Regional Transport under which—

(a)London Regional Transport grant, or arrange with some other person for that other person to grant, such travel concessions as may be provided for by the arrangements to any persons eligible to receive them in accordance with subsection (7) below; and

(b)that local authority (or, as the case may be, those local authorities in such proportions respectively as they may agree among themselves) reimburse the cost incurred in granting those concessions.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F63

(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, any London authority, or any two or more London authorities acting jointly, may make, with any independent transport service operator or with the Railways Board, arrangements under which—

(a)that operator or (as the case may be) the Board grant such travel concessions as may be provided for by the arrangements to any persons eligible to receive them in accordance with subsection (7) below; and

(b)that authority (or, as the case may be, those authorities in such proportions respectively as they may agree among themselves) reimburse the cost incurred in granting those concessions.

(4)The concessions that may be provided for by any arrangements under subsection (1) or (3) above are concessions on journeys—

(a)between places in Greater London;

(b)between such places and places outside but in the vicinity of Greater London; or

(c)between places outside but in the vicinity of Greater London.

(5)Any arrangements entered into by a local authority under subsection (1) or (3) above may include provision for the performance of functions in connection with the travel concessions in question by the local authority or local authorities concerned.

(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F63

(7)The persons eligible to receive travel concessions under arrangements made under subsection (1) or (3) above are persons mentioned in any of the following paragraphs, or any description of such persons, that is to say—

[F64(a)persons who have attained pensionable age (within the meaning given by the rules in paragraph 1 Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act 1995);]

(b)blind persons, that is to say, persons so blind as to be unable to perform any work for which sight is essential;

(c)persons suffering from any disability or injury which, in the opinion of the local authority or any of the local authorities by whom the cost incurred in granting the concessions falls to be reimbursed, seriously impairs their ability to walk.

(8)In this section—

(a)independent transport service operator” means any person operating a public service vehicle undertaking or a tramcar or railway undertaking other than—

(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F65

(ii)London Regional Transport, the Railways Board or any subsidiary of either of those authorities; or

(iii)any person providing public passenger transport services in pursuance of an agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F66section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act;

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F65

(b)local authority” means the council of a county or district and any London authority;

(c)London authority” means . . . F67, the council of any London borough and the Common Council; and

(d)tramcar” has the same meaning as in the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

(9)In this section and sections 51 to 53 of this Act “travel concession” means the reduction or waiver of a fare or charge either absolutely or subject to terms, limitations or conditions.

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F65Words and s. 50(8)(a)(i) repealed by Transport Act 1985 (c. 67, SIF 126), s. 139(3), Sch. 8

F66Words in s. 50(8)(a)(iii) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2)

51 Reserve free travel scheme for London residents.E+W

(1)If immediately before 1st January in any accounting year of London Regional Transport it appears to London Regional Transport that there are not for the time being in force arrangements under section 50(1) of this Act for travel concessions for London residents which—

(a)meet the requirements of section 53 of this Act as to scope and uniformity; and

(b)will apply throughout the next following accounting year of London Regional Transport;

the following provisions of this section (referred to below in this section and in section 52 of this Act as the free travel scheme) shall apply to the next following accounting year.

(2)In any accounting year to which the free travel scheme applies it shall be the duty of London Regional Transport to grant, or (as the case may be) to exercise their control over any subsidiaries of theirs and their powers under Part I of this Act so as to secure that there are granted, the travel concessions for eligible London residents required by this section.

(3)In this section and sections 52 and 53 of this Act—

(a)references to eligible London residents are references to persons resident in Greater London who are eligible in accordance with section 50(7) of this Act to receive travel concessions under arrangements under subsection (1) of that section;

(b)references to categories of such residents are references to the categories of persons so eligible mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of section 50(7);

(c)travel concession permit” means, in relation to a travel concession under any such arrangements or under this section, a document in any form indicating that the person to whom it is issued is a person entitled in accordance with those arrangements or (as the case may be) under this section to receive the concession in question;

(d)relevant journey” means any journey of a description within section 50(4)(a), (b) or (c) of this Act; and

(e)references to any services under the control of London Regional Transport are references to any public passenger transport services provided by London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs or by any other person in pursuance of any agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F68section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act.

(4)The travel concession required by this section in the case of all eligible London residents in the blind persons’ category is the waiver, on production of a travel concession permit issued to any such resident under section 52 of this Act, of any fare otherewise payable by the person to whom it was issued for any relevant journey on a service under the control of London Regional Transport.

(5)The travel concession required by this section in the case of all eligible London residents in any other category is the waiver, on production of such a permit, of any fare otherwise payable by the person to whom it was issued for any such journey beginning—

(a)at any time on a Saturday or Sunday or on any day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales under the M18Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971; or

(b)in the daytime, evening or late-night period on any other day.

(6)Subject to subsection (7) below, for the purposes of paragraph (b) of subsection (5) above—

(a)the daytime period is the period from 9.30 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.;

(b)the evening period is the period from 6.30 p.m. until midnight; and

(c)the late-night period i2.0s the period from midnight until 1.00 a.m.

(7)The daytime, evening or late-night period for the purposes of subsection (5)(b) above may be altered from time to time by London Regional Transport by notice published in such manner as they think fit, specifying the new period or periods and the effective date of the alteration.

(8)A notice under subsection (7) above may not specify an effective date for the alteration of a period to which it applies falling earlier than three months after the date of publication of the notice; and before publishing any such notice London Regional Transport shall consult with all London authorities (within the meaning of section 50 of this Act) and with the Passengers’ Committee.

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F68Words in s. 51(3)(e) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

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52 Supplementary provisions with respect to the free travel scheme.E+W

(1)The following provisions of this section apply for the purpoes of the operation of the free travel scheme in relation to any accounting year of London Regional Transport to which the scheme applies (referred to below in this section as the relevant accounting year).

(2)As soon as the requirements for the application of the free travel scheme to the relevant accounting year are met, London Regional Transport shall notify all London borough councils and the Common council (referred to below in this section as issuing authorities) that the scheme will apply to that accounting year.

(3)London Regional Transport shall from time to time supply to each issuing authority such travel concession permits as appear to London Regional Transport to be required by that authority for issue to eligible London residents in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, an issuing authority shall issue a travel concession permit supplied by London Regional Transport under this section to any eligible London resident who applies for one and is resident in the area of that authority.

(5)The issue of such a permit by any issuing authority shall be subject to such terms, limitations or conditions as the authority may, with the approval of the Secretary of State, from time to time determine as respects any category of eligible London residents.

(6)Before 1st February in the accounting year immediately preceding the relevant accounting year London Regional Transport shall give written notification to each issuing authority of the charge to be paid to them under this section by the issuing authority, for each quarter of the relevant accounting year, in respect of a travel concession permit issued under this section to an eligible London resident of each category which is valid on the first day of that quarter.

(7)The charges payable by issuing authorities under this section—

(a)shall be fixed by London Regional Transport with a view to securing that the costs of the operation of the free travel scheme are met from the proceeds of those charges (taking one accounting year to which the scheme applies with another, where the scheme applies to two or more consecutive accounting years); and

(b)may differ for different quarters of an accounting year.

(8)The reference in subsection (7)(a) above to the costs of the operation of the free travel scheme is a reference, in relation to any accounting year of London Regional Transport taken into account in fixing any charges under that subsection, to the aggregate of—

(a)the revenue by way of fares which London Regional Transport estimate they and any subsidiaries of theirs have lost or will lose in that year in consequence of the provision of free travel under the scheme; and

(b)any other costs which London Regional Transport have incurred or estimate that they will incur in that year in connection with providing or for the purpose of securing the provision of free travel under the scheme (including any payments London Regional Transport have made or propose to make for that purpose to any person with whom they have entered into an agreement by virtue of [F69section 3(2) or (2A)] of this Act).

(9)Before the end of the first month of each quarter of the relevant accounting year, each issuing authority shall—

(a)pay to London Regional Transport, in respect of each travel concession permit issued by that authority and valid on the first day of that quarter, the charge fixed by London Regional Transport under this section for that quarter which is applicable to that permit;

(b)provide London Regional Transport with a written statement giving the particulars required by subsection (10) below with respect to the travel concession permits supplied to the authority by London Regional Transport under this section; and

(c)if required to do so by London Regional Transport, return to London Regional Transport all such permits which have not been issued by the authority before the beginning of that quarter.

(10)The particulars required by this subsection in any statement under subsection (9)(b) above with respect to any quarter of the relevant accounting year are—

(a)the number of such permits issued to eligible London residents of each category which are valid on the first day of that quarter;

(b)the number of such permits so issued (if any) which expired or were surrendered to the authority during the last preceding quarter; and

(c)the number of such permits supplied for issue to eligible London residents of each category which have not been issued by the authority before the beginning of the quarter for which the statement is required.

(11)In the application of section 50(7)(c) of this Act for the purposes of the free travel scheme and this section, the reference to the opinion of the local authority or any of the local authorities there mentioned shall be read, in relation to persons resident in the area of an issuing authority, as a reference to the opinion of that authority.

(12)The annual report of London Regional Transport under section 34 of this Act with respect to the relevant accounting year shall contain a statement of—

(a)the manner in which the charges fixed under this section in respect of each quarter of that year were calculated; and

(b)the aggregate of the amounts paid to London Regional Transport during that year by the issuing authorities under this section.

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F69Words in s. 52(8)(b) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(3), 6(2).

53 Requirements as to scope and uniformity of arrangements for travel concessions under section 50(1).E+W

(1)Arrangements under section 50(1) of this Act for travel concessions for London residents meet the requirements of this section as to scope if they provide for the grant of travel concessions to all eligible London residents on relevant journeys on all services under the control of London Regional Transport (subject to any terms, limitations or conditions with respect to the particular journeys on any such services on which any such concession is available to eligible London residents of any category).

(2)Arrangements under section 50(1)

of this Act for travel concessions for London residents meet the requirements of this section as to uniformity if they—

(a)make the same provision, for all eligible London residents of the same category, with respect to the benefit of any travel concession granted to those residents under the arrangements and the periods during which it is available;

(b)make the enjoyment of the benefit of any travel concession granted under the arrangements conditional on the production, by any person seeking to travel under that concession, of a travel concession permit issued to him in accordance with the arrangements; and

(c)make the same provision with respect to the period of validity of all travel concession permits issued in accordance with the arrangements to eligible London residents of the same category;

whether or not, in any other respects, the arrangements make different provision for different cases to which they apply.

(3)References in subsection (2) above to the benefit of a travel concession are references to the waiver or reduction of any fare or charge to which the arrangements in question apply, as distinct from any terms, limitations or conditions applicable to that waiver or reduction in accordance with the arrangements.

(4)Where individual arrangements under section 50(1)

made between a particular local authority or local authorities and London Regional Transport apply to certain eligible London residents only, all arrangements so made shall be considered together for the purpose of determining whether subsections (1) and (2) above are satisfied.

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59 Provision of extra transport services and facilities by Railways Board.E+W

The council of a London borough and the Common Council shall each have power to enter into and carry out agreements with

[F75(a)the Railways Board,

(b)the Franchising Director, or

(c)any person who is the holder of a passenger licence, a network licence or a station licence, within the meaning of Part I of the Railways Act 1993,] with respect to the provision or retention and financing of public passenger transport services and facilities which would not be available apart from any such agreement.

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F7559(a)-(c) substituted for "the Railways Board" (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1), Sch. 12 para.20; S.I. 1994/571, art. 5.

60 Interim control over organisation and fares of Executive.E+W

(1)No direction may be given by the Greater London Council to the Executive under section 20(1) of the 1969 Act (power of Council to direct preparation of proposals for transfers of functions, etc.) after the passing of this Act.

(2)Where before the passing of this Act the Greater London Council have directed the Executive under section 20(1) to give effect to any proposals submitted to that Council in accordance with a previous direction under that provision, subsection (1) above is without prejudice to the duty of the Executive under section 41 of that Act to comply with that direction.

(3)During the period between the passing of this Act and the appointed day the Executive shall not make any alteration in the general level or structure of the fares to be charged for the time being for the carriage of passengers by the Executive or any subsidiary of theirs, unless their proposals for that alteration have been submitted to and approved by the Secretary of State.

61 Provisions as to approvals, consents and directions.E+W

(1)Any approval or consent of the secretary of State under any provision of this Act—

(a)shall be given in writing;

(b)may be given for any case or description of cases specified in the approval or consent, or may be general; and

(c)may be given subject to conditions.

(2)Nothing done by London Regional Transport shall be unlawful on the ground that it was done without the approval or consent of the Secretary of State and that under this Act it required his approval or consent.

(3)If it appears to the Secretary of State that London Regional Transport propose to do anything, or have done anything, without the approval or consent of the Secretary of State which in his opinion requires his approval or consent under this Act, he may, after consultation with London Regional Transport, give to London Regional Transport such directions as appear to him to be appropriate.

(4)The directions which the Secretary of State may give under subsection (3) above in a case where London Regional Transport have already done anything without the Secretary of State’s approval or consent may, in particular, require London Regional Transport to discontinue any activity or to dispose of any assets, and directions may be given to that effect notwithstanding that they make it necessary for London Regional Transport to dispose of assets at a loss or incur liability to other persons.

(5)Any direction given by the Secretary of State under this Act shall be in writing; and (without prejudice to section 10(4) of this Act) it shall be the duty of London Regional Transport or of any other person to whom the Secretary of State gives a direction under this Act to give effect to any such direction.

62 Joint subsidiaries.E+W

(1)Subsection (2) below applies to the following authorities, that is to say, London Regional Transport and the Railways Board.

(2)Where a company of which both those authorities are members would, if those authorities were a single body corporate, be a subsidiary of that body corporate, then, whether or not that company is apart from this subsection a subsidiary of one of those authorities, that company shall be treated for the purposes of this Act (subject to any express provision to the contrary) as a subsidiary of each of those authorities.

(3)Section 51(5) and (6) of the 1968 Act shall continue to apply to London Regional transport and to have effect accordingly as if London Regional Transport were one of the Boards, but in the application of those provisions in relation to any company in anycase where the authorities concerned include London Regional Transport—

(a)subject to subsection (4) below, subsection (5) (joint wholly owned subsidiary of two or more authorities to be treated for purposes of 1962 Act and provisions of 1968 Act other than [F76Part VI] as a wholly owned subsidiary of each authority) shall have effect as if the words “wholly owned” (in each place where they occur) were omitted; and

(b)subsection (6) (duty of individual authority to control subsidiary superseded by joint duty in case of joint subsidiaries) shall have effect as if the reference to section 25(1) of the 1962 Act included a reference to sections 21 and 33 of this Act.

(4)Subsection (3)(a) above shall not affect the application of section 51(5) for the purpose of determining whether the company in question is to be treated for the purposes mentioned n section 51(5) as a wholly owned subsidiary of the authority or authorities concerned other than London Regional Transport.

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F76Words in s. 62(3)(a) substituted (1.1.1996) by 1995 c. 23, s. 60(1), Sch. 7 para. 9 (with ss. 54, 55); S.I. 1995/2181, art. 2.

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Any power to make an order or regulations conferred on the Secretary of Stte by any provision of this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

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(1)—(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F77

(7)Stamp duty shall not be chargeable on any instrument which is certified to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue by London Regional Transport as having been made or executed in pursuance of Schedule 4 to the 1968 Act as it applies—

(a)by virtue of section 27 of this Act to a transfer in pursuance of a scheme made under section 4 of this Act or to a transfer made in pursuance of [F78, or otherwise in connection with,] a scheme made under section 9(6) of this Act[F79(i)] in compliance with a direction given by the Secretary of State under section 10 of this Act; or

[F80(ii)in preparation for, or in pursuance of, a PPP agreement, within the meaning of Chapter VII of Part IV of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, or a contract falling within paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 33 to that Act; or]

(b)by virtue of section 47 of this Act to a transfer in pursuance of an order made by the Secretary of State under that section;

but no such instrument shall be treated as duly stamped unless it is stamped with the duty to which it would but for this subsection be liable or it has, in accordance with the provisions of section 12 of the M19Stamp Act 1891, been stamped with a particular stamp denoting that it is not chargeable with any duty or that it is duly stamped.

[F81(7A)Any reference in subsection (7)(a) above to a transfer includes—

(a)a reference to an agreement for a lease or underlease; and

(b)a reference to the grant of a lease or underlease.]

(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F77

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F80S. 64 (7)(a)(ii) inserted (12.1.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 418(1)(2)(c) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, art. 2

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65 Inquiries by Secretary of State.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may hold inquiries for the purposes of his powers under this Act as if those purposes were purposes of the M20Ministry of Transport Act 1919, and section 20 of that Act shall apply acordingly.

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66 Construction of powers of London Regional Transport.E+W

(1)Each of the powers conferred on London Regional Transport by the provisions of this Act is in addition to, and not in derogation of, any other power conferred on London Regional Transport by this Act or by any other enactment.

(2)It is declared that the provision s of this Act conferring powers on London Regional Transport relate only to the capacity of London Regional Transport as a statutory corporation and nothing in those provisions is to be read as authorising the disregard by London Regional Transport of any enactment or rule of law.

67 General provision with respect to former London Board functions.E+W

(1)Without prejudice to the effect of any other provision of this Act in relation to any functions exercisable before the coming into operation of the 1969 Act by the London Board, the functions transferred to the Executive or (as the case may be) to the designated company (within the meaning of that Act) by or under section 17 of or Schedule 3 to that Act (the London Board’s statutory functions) continue to be exercisable (subject to the provisions of this Act) by London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) by that company.

(2)Without prejudice to subsection (1) above, Schedule 4 to this Act has effect for the purpose of replacing (with certain modifications) the provisions of Schedule 3 to the 1969 Act (so far as not spent, irrelevant to the operations of London Regional Transport or superseded by any other provisions of this Act) with provisions referring to London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) to London Regional Transport and any subsidiary of theirs.

(3)Schedule 4 to this Act also has effect for the purpose of substituting, for references to the Executive in enactments relating to the functions mentioned in subsection (1) above contained in Acts passed after the passing of the 1969 Act, references to London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) to London Regional Transport and any subsidiary of theirs.

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C11S. 67(1): transfer of certain functions (15.7.2003) by 1999 c. 29, ss. 301(1), 425(2) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2003/1920, art. 2(d)

68 Interpretation.E+W

In this Act—

  • the 1962 Act” means the M21Transport Act 1962;

  • the 1968 Act” means the M22Transport Act 1968;

  • the 1969 Act” means the M23Transport (London) Act 1969;

  • accounting year” means, subject to paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to this Act, a period of twelve months beginning with 1st April;

  • the appointed day” has the meaning given by section 1(4) of this Act;

  • the Boards” (unless the context otherwise requires) means the Boards established under section 1 of the 1962 Act other than the London Board, and references to a Board shall be construed accordingly;

  • the Bus Company” means the National Bus Company established under section 24 of the 1968 Act;

  • charges” includes fares, rates, tolls and dues of every description;

  • the Common Council” means the Common Council of the City of London;

  • the Executive” means the London Transport Executive established under section 4 of the 1969 Act;

  • [F82franchise agreement” has the same meaning as in Part I of the Railways Act 1993;]

  • [F82the Franchising Director” means the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising;]

  • functions” includes powers, duties and obligations;

  • goods” includes animals, parcels and mails;

  • Greater London” means the administrative area of Greater London as for the time being constituted;

  • hovercraft” has the same meaning as in the M24Hovercraft Act 1968;

  • land” includes buildings and other structures, land covered by water and any interest or right in, over or under land;

  • liability” includes an obligation;

  • the London Board” means the London Transport Board established under section 1 of the 1962 Act;

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F83

  • the London Regional Transport group” has the meaning given by section 22(3) of this Act;

  • participant”, in relation to a pension scheme, means—

(a)in relation to a scheme under which benefits are or will be receivable as of right, a person who has pension rights under the scheme (whether he has contributed or not); and

(b)in relation to a scheme under which benefits are not or will not be receivable as or right, a person who (whether he is referred to in the scheme as a member, contributor or otherwise) has contributed under the scheme and has pension rights under it;

and “participate” and “eligible to participate” shall be construed accordingly;

  • Passengers’ Committee” means the body established under section 40 of this Act;

  • pension”, in relation to a person, means a pension, whether contributory or not, of any kind whatsoever payable to or in respect of him, and includes a gratuity so payable and a return of contributions to a pension fund, with or without interest on or any other addition to those contributions, and any sums payable on or in respect of the death of that person;

  • pension fund” means a fund established for the purposes of paying pensions;

  • pension rights” includes, in relation to any person, all forms of right to or liability for the present or future payment of a pension, and any expectation of the accruer of a pension under any customary practice, and includes a right of allocation in respect of present or future payment of a pension;

  • pension scheme” includes any form of arrangement for the payment of pensions, whether subsisting by virtue of an Act of Parliament, trust, contract or otherwise;

  • public service vehicle” has the same meaning as in the M25Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;

  • the Railways Board” means the British Railways Board established under section 1 of the 1962 Act;

  • related company” has the meaning given by section 11(2) of this Act;

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F83

  • securities”, in relation to a body corporate, means any shares, stock, debentures, debenture stock and any other security of a like nature of a body corporate;

  • statutory provision” means a provision, whether of a general or of a special nature, contained in, or in any document made or issued under, any Act, whether of a general or special nature;

  • [F84subsidiary” (subject to section 62 of this Act) has the meaning given by section 736 of the Companies Act 1985;]

  • vehicle” includes a hovercraft; and

  • wholly owned subsidiary” means a subsidiary all the securities of which are owned by a body of which it is a subsidiary, or by one or more other wholly owned subsidiaries of that body, or partly by that body and partly by any wholly owned subsidiary of that body.

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F82Definitions inserted (1.4.1994) by 1993 c. 43, ss. 150(1)(o), 152(1), Sch. 12 para.21; S.I. 1994/571, art. 5.

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69 Expenses.E+W

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under or in consequence of the provisions of this Act;

(b)any increase attributable to any of the provisions of this Act in the sums so payable under any other Act.

70 Initial membership of London Regional Transport.E+W

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the chairman and any other person who is a member of the Executive immediately before the appointed day shall continue in office in accordance with the terms of their appointment (taking references in those terms to the Greater London Council as references to the Secretary of State) and be treated for the purposes of Schedule 1 to this Act as if appointed by the Secretary of State in pursuance of the provisions of that Schedule.

(2)At any time during the period of three months beginning with the appointed day the Secretary of State may remove any such person from office, without notice and without assigning cause.

(3)If a person ceases to be a member of London Regional Transport, otherwise than on the expiration of his term of office, at any time within the period mentioned in subsection (2) above, London Regional Transport shall pay to that person compensation of such amount, and on such terms, as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

(4)The Secretary of State shall remove a member of London Regional Transport from office in pursuance of this section in the manner provided by paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 1 to this Act.

71 Further transitional provisions, savings, amendments and repeals.E+W

(1)If an order has been made under section 36(1) of this Act specifying a day for the application of sections 37 and 38 of this Act and either—

(a)the period of eight years mentioned in subsection (5) of section 36 has expired without the order having been confirmed by order made under that subsection; or

(b)before the expiry of that period a further order has been made under subsection (1) of that section for the purpose of revoking the order;

the Secretary of State may by order make such transitional and consequential provision (including provision modifying any enactment contained in this or any other Act) as appears to him to be necessary or desirable in consequence of the expiry of Part II of this Act by virtue of section 39(b) of this Act.

(2)The transitional provisions and savings in Schedule 5 to this Act shall have effect.

(3)Subject to those transitional provisions and savings—

(a)the enactments mentioned in Schedule 6 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in that Schedule, being minor amendments and amendments consequential on the provisions of this Act; and

(b)the enactments mentioned in Schedule 7 to this Act (which include enactments which were spent or of no practical utility at the passing of this Act) are repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(4)For any reference in any statutory provision (other than one specifically amended by any provision of this Act) to the Executive there shall be substituted a reference to London Regional Transport.

(5)Subsection (4) above—

(a)applies to any reference, however worded, whether express or implied, and including a reference made by means of a general reference to a class of persons of which the Executive are one, without the Executive themselves being specifically referred to; and

(b)is without prejudice to the effect in relation to London Regional Transport of any provision of any agreement or of any provision of any other document (not being a statutory provision) which refers (in whatever words and whether expressly or by implication) to the Executive.

(6)No statutory provision excluded by section 24(4)

of the 1962 Act from applying to any of the Boards (statutory provisions relating to accounts, statistics and returns to be kept by railway companies, etc.) shall apply to London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs.

(7)Any order under subsection (1) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

72 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the London Regional Transport Act 1984.

(2)Subject to the following provisions of this section, this Act shall come into force on the appointed day.

(3)The following provisions of this Act, that is to say—

(a)this section;

(b)sections 60, 68, 69 and 71(2) (so far as that subsection relates to the provisions of Schedule 5 mentioned in paragraph (c) below); and

(c)in Schedule 5, paragraph 7 and sub-paragraphs (1) to (5), (9) and (10)(a) of paragraph 8;

shall come into force on the passing of this Act.

(4)Without prejudice to section 13 of the M26Interpretation Act 1978, section 40(1) to (3) and (12) of, Schedule 3 to, this Act shall come into force on the passing of this Act for the purpose of enabling the Passengers’ Committee to exercise and perform their functions with full effect as from the appointed day.

(5)Section 45 of this Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(6)The repeals made by this Act in Schedule 2 to the M27London Government Act 1963 (and the related repeal of paragraph 9 of Schedule 13 to the M28Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980) shall come into force on 1st April 1985.

(7)This Act, except—

(a)paragraph 8 of Schedule 1; and

(b)paragraph 13 of Schedule 3;

does not extend to Scotland or to Northern Ireland.

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