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2(1)A public gas transporter shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking for the purposes of the following enactments, namely—E+W+S

(i)the M1Public Health Act 1925;

(ii)the M2Public Health Act 1936;

(iii)the M3Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947;

(iv)section 4 of the M4Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1948;

(v)the M5National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949;

(vi)the M6Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951;

(vii)the M7Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;

(viii)the M8Opencast Coal Act 1958;

(ix)[F1the M9Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961;]

(x)section 17(10) of the M10Public Health Act 1961;

(xi)the M11Pipe-lines Act 1962;

(xii)Schedule 3 to the M12Harbours Act 1964;

(xiii)section 40 of the M13Forestry Act 1967;

(xiv)section 50 of the M14Agriculture Act 1967;

(xv)sections 38 and 66 of the M15Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967;

(xvi)the M16New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968;

(xvii)section 11 of and paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the M17Countryside Act 1968;

(xviii)section 22 of the M18Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968;

F2(xix). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xx)section 51 of the M19Land Compensation Act 1973;

(xxi)[F3section 47] of the M20Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973;

(xxii)section 73 of the M21Control of Pollution Act 1974;

(xxiii)the M22Welsh Development Agency Act 1975;

(xxiv)sections 15(3) and 26 of the M23Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976;

F4(xxv). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xxvi)section 9(3) of the M24Inner Urban Areas Act 1978;

(xxvii)the M25Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979;

(xxviii)[F5Part] XVI and section 120 of the M26Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;

(xxix)the M27Highways Act 1980;

(xxx)the M28New Towns Act 1981;

(xxxi)the M29Acquisition of Land Act 1981;

(xxxii)the M30Civil Aviation Act 1982;

(xxxiii)section 30 of the M31Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982;

(xxxiv)the M32Roads (Scotland) Act 1984;

(xxxv)the M33Building Act 1984;

(xxxvi)[F6section] 296 of the M34Housing Act 1985;

(xxxvii)section 21 of the M35Road Traffic Act 1988.

(xxxviii)section 9 of the M36Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990;

(xxxix)section 7(5) of the M37Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991.

(2)References to public gas suppliers in the following enactments shall have effect as references to a public gas transporter, namely—

(a)section 17(1)(b) of the M38Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1945;

(b)the M39Local Government (Omnibus Shelters and Queue Barriers) (Scotland) Act 1958;

(c)section 7A(4)(b)(ii) of the M40Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966;

(d)section 109(2)(d) of the M41Transport Act 1968;

F7(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)sections 73(11)(c) and 74(11)(b) of the Highways Act 1980;

(g)section 48(6)(c) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982;

(h)paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the M42Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

(i)section 80(3)(b) of the Building Act 1984;

(j)section 91 of the M43Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990;

(k)section 39 of the M44Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990;

(l)section 52(1) of the M45Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991;

(m)section 209(3)(b) of and paragraph 1(5)(e) of Schedule 13 to the M46Water Industry Act 1991;

(n)section 208(3)(b) of and paragraph 1(4)(e) of Schedule 22 to the M47Water Resources Act 1991;

(o)paragraph 1(1)(e) of Schedule 6 to the M48Land Drainage Act 1991.

(3)The reference in Schedule 4 to the M49Public Health Act 1961 to gas undertakers shall have effect as a reference to a public gas transporter.

(4)References in the M50Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 to a statutory company shall be deemed to include references to a public gas transporter.

F8(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)References to public utility undertakers in the M51Highways Act 1980 shall be deemed to include references to a public gas transporter.

(7)Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the M52Telecommunications Act 1984 (undertakers’ works) shall apply to a public gas transporter for the purposes of any works carried out by him.

(8)The reference in section 82(4) of the M53Building Act 1984 (provisions with respect to demolition orders) to a person authorised by an enactment to carry on an undertaking for the supply of gas shall be construed as a reference to a public gas transporter.

(9)References to public undertakers in section 125(7) of, and paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 8 to, the M54Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 shall be deemed to include references to a public gas transporter.

(10)In the following enactments, namely—

(a)section 39 of the M55Opencast Coal Act 1958;

(b)paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the M56Gas Act 1965;

(c)the M57New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968;

F9(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)the M58Welsh Development Agency Act 1975;

F10(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(g)the M59New Towns Act 1981;

(h)section 9 of the M60Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990;

(i)section 7(5) of the M61Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991,

  • the appropriate Minister”, in relation to a public gas transporter, shall mean the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

(11)In the following enactments, namely—

(a)the M62Pipe-lines Act 1962;

(b)Schedule 3 to the M63Harbours Act 1964;

(c)section 121 of the Highways Act 1980; and

(d)the M64Acquisition of Land Act 1981,

  • the appropriate Minister”, in relation to a public gas transporter, shall mean the Secretary of State.

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F2Sch. 4 para. 2(1)(xix) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3).

F3Words in Sch. 4 para. 2(1)(xxi) substituted (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 4, 6(2), Sch. 2 para. 61.

F4Sch. 4 para. 2(1)(xxv) repealed (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 152, Sch. 18 Pt. IV (with ss. 137(1), 141(1), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4.

F5Words in Sch. 4 para. 2(1)(xxviii) substituted (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 135(2)(c) (with ss. 141(1), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4.

F6Word in Sch. 4 para. 2(1)(xxxvi) substituted (6.4.2006 for E., 16.6.2006 for W.) by Housing Act 2004 (c. 34), s. 270(4)(5)(f), Sch. 15 para. 39; S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(d) (with Sch.); S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(b) (with Sch.)

F7Sch. 4 para. 2(2)(e) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3).

F8Sch. 4 para. 2(5) repealed (14.11.2005) by Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (c. 36), s. 34(1), Sch. 3; S.I. 2005/2040, art. 3(r)

F9Sch. 4 para. 2(10)(d) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3).

F10Sch. 4 para. 2(10)(f) repealed (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 152, Sch. 18 Pt. IV (with ss. 137(1), 141(1), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4.

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C1Sch. 4 para. 2(10): transfer of functions (5.3.2009) by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/229), arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 1(e)

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