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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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In this Act—

  • " the 1962 Act" means the Transport Act 1962 ;

  • " the 1968 Act" means the Transport Act 1968 ;

  • " the 1969 Act" means the Transport (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;

  • " 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 Hovercraft 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;

  • " London bus service " has the meaning given by section 43(7) of this Act;

  • " 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 of 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 Public 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;

  • "road service licence" has the same meaning as in the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;

  • " 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 ;

  • " subsidiary " (subject to section 62 of this Act) means, in relation to any body corporate, a body corporate which is a subsidiary of the first-mentioned body corporate as defined by section 154 of the Companies Act 1948 (taking references in that section to a company as being references to a body corporate);

  • " 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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