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Road Traffic Act 1991

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The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)

3In section 7 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (provisions supplementary to section 6), in subsection (6) for the words “Secretary of State for the Home Department” there shall be substituted the words “the Commissioner of Police for any police area in which is situated any road or part of a road to which the order is to relate”.

4In that Act, after section 13 there shall be inserted—

Temporary suspension

13ATemporary suspension of provisions under s. 6 or 9 orders

(1)The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis or the Commissioner of Police for the City of London may temporarily suspend the operation of any provision of an order made under section 6 or 9 of this Act so far as that provision relates to any road or part of a road in Greater London which is within his area, in order to prevent or mitigate congestion or obstruction of traffic, or danger to or from traffic in consequence of extraordinary circumstances.

(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, the period of suspension under subsection (1) above shall not continue for more than 7 days.

(3)If the Secretary of State gives his consent to the period of suspension being continued for more than 7 days, the suspension shall continue until the end of such period as may be specified by the Secretary of State in giving his consent.

5(1)Section 55 of that Act (financial provisions relating to designation orders) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for the words from “designated” to the end there shall be substituted the words for which they are the local authority and which are—

(a)in the case of the council of a London borough and the Common Council of the City of London, parking places on the highway; and

(b)in the case of any other authority, designated parking places.

(3)After subsection (3) there shall be inserted—

(3A)The council of each London borough and the Common Council of the City of London shall, after each financial year, report to the Secretary of State on any action taken by them, pursuant to subsection (2) or (3) above, in respect of any deficit or surplus in their account for the year.

(3B)The report under subsection (3A) above shall be made as soon after the end of the financial year to which it relates as is reasonably possible.

(4)In subsection (4)(c), the words from “to the council” to “City of London” shall be omitted.

6(1)Section 105 of that Act (exemptions from provisions relating to immobilisation of vehicles) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2) after the words “of any vehicle” there shall be inserted the words “found otherwise than in Greater London”.

(3)After subsection (2) there shall be inserted—

(2A)The exemption under subsection (1)(b) above shall not apply in the case of any vehicle found in Greater London if the meter bay in which it was found was not authorised for use as such at the time when it was left there.

(4)In subsection (3) for the words “subsection (2)(a)” there shall be substituted the words “subsections (2)(a) and (2A)”.

7In section 122 of that Act (exercise of functions by local authorities) there shall be added at the end—

(3)The duty imposed by subsection (1) above is subject to the provisions of Part II of the Road Traffic Act 1991.

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