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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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8(1)London Regional Transport may develop their land in such manner as they think fit.

(2)London Regional Transport may in particular—

(a)develop for use by other persons land belonging to them which is not required for the purposes of their business ; and

(b)where the use of their land for the purposes of their business can be combined with its use by other persons, develop the land by constructing or adapting buildings on it for use wholly or partly by other persons ;

with a view to the disposal of any right or interest in the land or (as the case may be) the buildings or any part of the buildings, after the development is carried out.

(3)London Regional Transport shall not incur any substantial item of expenditure in developing their land for use for purposes which are not the purposes of their business without the consent of the Secretary of State ; and the Secretary of State may from time to time give directions to London Regional Transport indicating what is to be treated for the purposes of this paragraph as a substantial item of expenditure.

(4)Subject to sub-paragraph (5) below, where London Regional Transport propose under this paragraph to develop any land for use otherwise than for the purposes of their business they may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, acquire by agreement adjoining land for the purpose of developing it together with the other land.

(5)The consent of the Secretary of State is not required to a proposal by London Regional Transport to acquire land in exercise of the power under sub-paragraph (4) above in any case where the Secretary of State has under sub-paragraph (3) above consented to the incurring by London Regional Transport of a substantial item of expenditure in developing their land as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) which includes expenditure in carrying out that proposal.

9(1)London Regional Transport may manufacture and repair any spare parts and components or other supplementary machinery or equipment required for the purpose of the operation or repair of any existing vehicles or other equipment of theirs or of any subsidiary of theirs.

(2)London Regional Transport may repair any vehicles or other equipment, whether owned by them or any subsidiary of theirs or by any other person, and for the purpose of repairing any vehicle or equipment not belonging to them may supply any necessary parts and components for that vehicle or equipment.

(3)The exercise of any of London Regional Transport's powers under sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) above is subject to any directions given by the Secretary of State ; and, in addition, London Regional Transport shall from time to time submit to the Secretary of State for his approval proposals as to the manner in which—

(a)any activities of manufacture authorised by sub-paragraph (1) above ; or

(b)any activities authorised by sub-paragraph (2) above, so far as relates to repair of vehicles or equipment not belonging to them or any subsidiary of theirs ;

are to be carried on by them or any such subsidiary, and shall carry on or (as the case may be) exercise their control over that subsidiary so as to ensure that the subsidiary carries on, those activities in accordance with the approval of the Secretary of State.

(4)The Secretary of State may approve any proposals submitted to him by London Regional Transport under sub-paragraph (3) above with such modifications or subject to compliance with such conditions as he thinks fit.

(5)The Secretary of State may at any time, after consultation with London Regional Transport, direct London Regional Transport to discontinue or (as the case may be) to exercise their control over any of their subsidiaries so as to require the subsidiary to discontinue, any of the activities which London Regional Transport or the subsidiary are carrying on in accordance with the approval of the Secretary of State given under this paragraph.

(6)In this paragraph—

(a)references to manufacture include references to construction and production; and

(b)references to repair include references to maintenance.

10London Regional Transport may let passenger vehicles on hire with or without other vehicles drawn by or with, or propelled with, those passenger vehicles for the carriage of goods.

11(1)London Regional Transport may do anything which appears to them to be practicable and desirable for the purpose of promoting—

(a)research on lines settled from time to time with the approval of the Secretary of State into matters affecting, or arising out of, the exercise of the functions of London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs ; and

(b)the exploitation of the results of any research into any such matter (whether or not promoted by London Regional Transport) and of anything resulting from any idea affecting, or arising out of, the exercise of any of those functions. In paragraph (b) above "exploitation" means the doing of any work requisite to enable the results or (as the case may be) the thing in question to be turned to account.

(2)London Regional Transport may exercise their powers under sub-paragraph (1) above by carrying out any research or work for that purpose themselves or by arranging for it to be carried out or done by some other person with or without assistance (including financial assistance) from London Regional Transport.

(3)Nothing in this paragraph authorises London Regional Transport to do themselves, either directly or through a subsidiary, any work which London Regional Transport would not have power to do apart from this paragraph.

12(1)London Regional Transport may provide for any person technical advice or assistance, including research services, as respects any matter in which London Regional Transport have skill or experience.

(2)London Regional Transport may, on the request of any person for whom they are providing advice or assistance under sub-paragraph (1) above, establish for that person an undertaking carrying on any business in which London Regional Transport have skill or experience and manage it on his behalf.

13(1)In this paragraph—

(a)" relevant passenger service " means any London passenger service or London connecting service within the meaning of paragraph 5 above which is provided by any form of land or water transport (including, in either case, hovercraft); and

(b)" independent service " means any relevant passenger service provided otherwise than by London Regional Transport or the Railways Board or by any subsidiary of either of those authorities.

(2)London Regional Transport may—

(a)provide information, in such manner and form as they think fit, with respect to any relevant passenger services ; and

(b)make such charges as they think fit with respect to the provision by them of information with respect to any independent services.

(3)London Regional Transport may enter into arrangements with any person providing independent services for the reciprocal provision, on such terms as may be provided for by the arrangements, of ancillary services by each party to the arrangements in respect of any relevant passenger services provided by the other.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3) above, " ancillary services" means, in relation to any relevant passenger services, the sale of tickets for the carriage of passengers on those services and the reservation of seats in vehicles used in the provision of those services.

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