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74 Annual and other reports of [F1the Office of Rail Regulation].E+W+S

(1)[F1the Office of Rail Regulation] shall, as soon as practicable [F2after the end of each financial year,], make to the Secretary of State a report on—

(a)his activities during that year; and

(b)the [F3Competition Commission’s] activities during that year, so far as relating to references made by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] .

(2)Every such report shall include—

(a)a general survey of developments, during the year to which it relates, in respect of matters falling within the scope of [F4its] functions;

F5(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)a statement setting out any general directions given to [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] during that year under section 69(2) above; F5. . .

(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of every report made by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under subsection (1) above before each House of Parliament and shall arrange for copies of every such report to be published in such manner as he may consider appropriate.

[F6(3A)Where a report is made by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under subsection (1) above to the Scottish Ministers (by virtue of provision made under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998), the Scottish Ministers shall lay a copy of the report before the Scottish Parliament and shall arrange for copies to be published in such manner as they consider appropriate.]

(4)[F1the Office of Rail Regulation] may also prepare such other reports as [F7it] thinks fit with respect to any matter falling within the scope of [F4its] functions.

(5)[F1the Office of Rail Regulation]may arrange for copies of any report prepared under subsection (4) above to be published in such manner as [F7it] may consider appropriate.

(6)In making or preparing any report under this section, [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] shall have regard to the need for excluding, so far as that is practicable, the matters specified in section 71(2)(a) and (b) above.

(7)[F8Paragraph 12A(1) of Schedule 7 to the Competition Act 1998 (annual reports of the Competition Commission)]shall not apply to activities of the [F3Competition Commission] on which [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] is required to report by this section.

(8)In this section—

  • financial year” means a period of twelve months ending with 31st March; and

  • F9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F1Words in s. 74 substituted (5.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 16, 120, {Sch. 2 para. 3(a) Table}; S.I. 2004/827, art. 4(g)

F3Words in s. 74(1)(b)(7) substituted (1.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/506, art. 33(b)

F4Word in s. 74 substituted (5.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 16, 120, {Sch. 2 para. 3(c) Table}; S.I. 2004/827, art. 4(g)

F5S. 74(2)(b)(d) and the word “and" before s. 74(2)(d) 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)

F7Word in s. 74 substituted (5.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 16, 120, {Sch. 2 para. 3(b) Table}; S.I. 2004/827, art. 4(g)

F8Words in s. 74(7) substituted (1.4.2003) by 2002 c. 40, ss. 278, 279, Sch. 25 para. 30(12); S.I 2003/766, {art. 2}, Sch. (with transitional and transitory provision in art. 3)

F9S. 74(8): definition of "first relevant financial year" repealed (5.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 16, 118, 120, Sch. 2 para. 14(b), Sch. 8; S.I. 2004/827, art. 4(i)

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C1S. 74(1)(3): certain functions made exercisable by the Scottish Ministers concurrently with the Ministers concerned (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, arts. 1(1), 3, Sch. 2; S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

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