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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988


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7All orders and regulations made and all directions, consents and notices given with respect to the tunnel highway or the tunnel approaches, if they were in force immediately before the transfer date, have effect with respect to that highway or those approaches as if made or given by the Secretary of State; but nothing in this paragraph is to be taken as transferring to the Secretary of State any liability not otherwise transferred to him by virtue of section 6 of this Act or paragraph 2 above.

8Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act on the transfer date of section 35 of the 1984 Act (power of the Councils to make byelaws regulating the tunnels and their approaches, etc.), any byelaws which immediately before that date are in force under that section shall continue to have effect and may be varied or revoked by an order made by the Secretary of State.

9All contracts, deeds, bonds or agreements entered into or made by either of the Councils (or by them jointly) and subsisting immediately before the effective date of any transfer under section 6 or 7 of this Act or paragraph 2 above, in so far as they relate to property or liabilities transferred—

(a)by virtue of section 6 of this Act or paragraph 2 above to the Secretary of State; or

(b)by virtue of section 7 of this Act or paragraph 2 above to the person appointed under section 11 of this Act to levy tolls;

shall have effect with the substitution of the transferee for the transferor and may be enforced by or against the transferee accordingly.

10All proceedings, legal or other, begun before the effective date of any such transfer and relating to any such property or liabilities, may be carried on with the substitution of the transferee as party to the proceedings in lieu of the transferor, and any such proceedings may be amended in such manner as may be necessary for that purpose.

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