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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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4Duty to establish companies to run London bus and underground services

(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 Companies 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 Companies 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.

5Redistribution of property among London Regional Transport and subsidiaries

(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.

6Obligation to invite tenders

(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.

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