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12 Interpretation of Part II.E+W

(1)In this Part—

local authority”—

(a)in relation to England F1. . ., means a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Common Council of the City of London; and

[F2(aa)in relation to Wales, means the council of a county or of a county borough;]

(b)in relation to Scotland, has the same meaning as in the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973; and

principal council”—

(a)in relation to England and Wales, means the council of a non-metropolitan county, of a district, or of a London borough; and

(b)in relation to Scotland, means a regional or islands council.

(2)References in this Part to—

(a)a public airport company;

(b)the controlling authority of a public airport company;

(c)a composite authority;

(d)constituent councils of a composite authority; or

(e)an associated company,

shall be read in accordance with the relevant provisions of section 16.

(3)For the purposes of this Part an airport shall be treated as controlled by a principal council or (as the case may be) be two or more principal councils jointly if it is for the time being owned—

(a)by the council or jointly by those councils; or

(b)by a subsidiary of that council or those councils; or

(c)by the council or those councils jointly with any such subsidiary.

(4)Any reference in this Part, in relation to two or more principal councils, to a subsidiary of those councils shall be read as a reference to a body corporate which would, if those councils were a single body corporate, be a subsidiary of that body corporate.

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only

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12 Interpretation of Part II.S

(1)In this Part—

local authority”—

(a)in relation to England F3. . ., means a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Common Council of the City of London; and

[F4(aa)in relation to Wales, means the council of a county or of a county borough;]

(b)in relation to Scotland, [F5means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994]; and

principal council”—

(a)in relation to England and Wales, means the council of a non-metropolitan county, of a district, or of a London borough; and

(b)in relation to Scotland, means a [F6local authority].

(2)References in this Part to—

(a)a public airport company;

(b)the controlling authority of a public airport company;

(c)a composite authority;

(d)constituent councils of a composite authority; or

(e)an associated company,

shall be read in accordance with the relevant provisions of section 16.

(3)For the purposes of this Part an airport shall be treated as controlled by a principal council or (as the case may be) be two or more principal councils jointly if it is for the time being owned—

(a)by the council or jointly by those councils; or

(b)by a subsidiary of that council or those councils; or

(c)by the council or those councils jointly with any such subsidiary.

(4)Any reference in this Part, in relation to two or more principal councils, to a subsidiary of those councils shall be read as a reference to a body corporate which would, if those councils were a single body corporate, be a subsidiary of that body corporate.

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E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only

Amendments (Textual)

F5Words in s. 12(1) substituted (S.) (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 147(a); S.I. 1996/323, art. 4(1)

F6Words in s. 12(1) substituted (S.) (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 147(b); S.I. 1996/323, art. 4(1)

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