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Supplementary powers of the Franchising Director etc.E+W+S

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F1S. 51 repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

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F2S. 52 repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

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F3S. 53 repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

54 Exercise of functions for purpose of encouraging investment in the railways.E+W+S

(1)The [F4Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers]

(a)in exercising or deciding whether or not to exercise any of [F5his or] their franchising functions, may take into account the desirability of encouraging railway investment; and

(b)may exercise any such functions for the purpose of encouraging railway investment or for purposes which include that purpose.

[F6(2)The Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers shall each have power to enter into agreements under which an undertaking is given by him or them—

(a)to exercise his or their franchising functions;

(b)to refrain from exercising them; or

(c)to exercise them in a particular manner.]

(3)In this section—

  • franchising functions”, in relation to the [F7Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers], means—

    (a)

    any [F8of the functions of the Secretary of State or of the Scottish Ministers] under sections 17 to 19, 23, 24, 26 to [F931]F10. . . above;

    (b)

    any power conferred on the [F7Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers] under or by virtue of [F11section 1(2) of the Railways Act 2005] ; and

    (c)

    any other functions of the [F7Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers] which relate to the provision of railway passenger services, or the operation of additional railway assets, under or by virtue of franchise agreements;

  • [F12franchising functions”, in relation to a Passenger Transport Authority or Passenger Transport Executive, means any functions conferred or imposed on the Authority or, as the case may be, the Executive under or by virtue of section 34 above;]

  • railway investment” means investment in assets for use in the provision of railway services.

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F4Words in s. 54(1) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(1)(a); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F5Words in s. 54(1)(a) inserted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(1)(b); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F6S. 54(2) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(2); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F7Words in s. 54(1) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(3)(a); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F8Words in s. 54(3)(a) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(3)(b); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F9Word in s. 54(3)(a) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(3)(c); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F10S. 54(3): words in definition of

franchising functions

repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F11Words in s. 54(3)(b) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(3)(d); S.I 2005/1909, {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F12S. 54(3): definition omitted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 21.11.2005 for certain further purposes and otherwise prosp.) by virtue of Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 6(3); S.I. 2005/1909 {art. 2}, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1and said definition repealed (24.7.2005 for E. W. and otherwise prosp.) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 59, 60, Sch. 13 Pt. 1 (with s. 14(4)(5) Sch. 11 para. 11(2)); S.I. 2005/1909, art. 2, Sch.

Commencement Information

I1S. 54 wholly in force at 1.4.1994; s. 54 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 154(2); s. 54(2)(3) in force for specified purposes at 21.3.1994 by S.I. 1994/571, art. 3; s. 54 in force at 1.4.1994 insofar as not already in force by S.I. 1994/571, art. 5

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