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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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61Provisions as to approvals, consents and directions

(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 without the approval or consent of the Secretary of State which in his opinion requires his approval or consent 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.

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