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Scotland Act 1998

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Head E – Transport
  • E1. Road transport[Section E1.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Act 1952,

    (b)

    the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 and the Transport Act 1985, so far as relating to public service vehicle operator licensing,

    (c)

    section 17 (traffic regulation on special roads), section 25 (pedestrian crossings), Part V (traffic signs) and Part VI (speed limits) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,

    (d)

    the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988,

    (e)

    the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994,

    (f)

    the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995, and

    (g)

    the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995.

    Regulation of proper hours or periods of work by persons engaged in the carriage of passengers or goods by road.

    The conditions under which international road transport services for passengers or goods may be undertaken.

    Regulation of the instruction of drivers of motor vehicles.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of sections 39 and 40 (road safety information and training) and 157 to 159 (payments for treatment of traffic casualties) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

  • E2. Rail transport[Section E2.]

    Provision and regulation of railway services.

    Rail transport security.

    The subject-matter of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987.

    The subject-matter of the Railway Heritage Act 1996.

    Exceptions

    Grants so far as relating to railway services; but this exception does not apply in relation to—

    (a)

    the subject-matter of section 63 of the Railways Act 1993 (government financial assistance where railway administration orders made),

    (b)

    “railway services” as defined in section 82(1)(b) of the Railways Act 1993 (carriage of goods by railway), or

    (c)

    the subject-matter of section 136 of the Railways Act 1993 (grants and subsidies).

    Interpretation

    “Railway services” has the meaning given by section 82 of the Railways Act 1993 (excluding the wider meaning of “railway” given by section 81(2) of that Act).

  • E3. Marine transport[Section E3.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Coastguard Act 1925,

    (b)

    the Hovercraft Act 1968, except so far as relating to the regulation of noise and vibration caused by hovercraft,

    (c)

    the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971,

    (d)

    section 2 of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 (prohibition on approaching dangerous wrecks),

    (e)

    the Merchant Shipping (Liner Conferences) Act 1982,

    (f)

    the Dangerous Vessels Act 1985,

    (g)

    the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990, other than Part I (aviation security),

    (h)

    the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992,

    (i)

    the Merchant Shipping Act 1995,

    (j)

    the Shipping and Trading Interests (Protection) Act 1995, and

    (k)

    sections 24 (implementation of international agreements relating to protection of wrecks), 26 (piracy) and 27 and 28 (international bodies concerned with maritime matters) of the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997.

    Navigational rights and freedoms.

    Financial assistance for shipping services which start or finish or both outside Scotland.

    Exceptions

    Ports, harbours, piers and boatslips, except in relation to the matters reserved by virtue of paragraph (d), (f), (g) or (i).

    Regulation of works which may obstruct or endanger navigation.

    The subject-matter of the Highlands and Islands Shipping Services Act 1960 in relation to financial assistance for bulk freight services.

  • E4. Air transport[Section E4.]

    Regulation of aviation and air transport, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Carriage by Air Act 1961,

    (b)

    the Carriage by Air (Supplementary Provisions) Act 1962,

    (c)

    the Carriage by Air and Road Act 1979 so far as relating to carriage by air,

    (d)

    the Civil Aviation Act 1982,

    (e)

    the Aviation Security Act 1982,

    (f)

    the Airports Act 1986, and

    (g)

    sections 1 (endangering safety at aerodromes) and 48 (powers in relation to certain aircraft) of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990,

    and arrangements to compensate or repatriate passengers in the event of an air transport operator’s insolvency.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of the following sections of the Civil Aviation Act 1982—

    (a)

    section 25 (Secretary of State’s power to provide aerodromes),

    (b)

    section 30 (provision of aerodromes and facilities at aerodromes by local authorities),

    (c)

    section 31 (power to carry on ancillary business in connection with local authority aerodromes),

    (d)

    section 34 (financial assistance for certain aerodromes),

    (e)

    section 35 (facilities for consultation at certain aerodromes),

    (f)

    section 36 (health control at Secretary of State’s aerodromes and aerodromes of Civil Aviation Authority), and

    (g)

    sections 41 to 43 and 50 (powers in relation to land exercisable in connection with civil aviation) where land is to be or was acquired for the purpose of airport development or expansion.

    The subject-matter of Part II (transfer of airport undertakings of local authorities), sections 63 and 64 (airport byelaws) and 66 (functions of operators of designated airports as respects abandoned vehicles) of the Airports Act 1986.

    The subject-matter of sections 59 (acquisition of land and rights over land) and 60 (disposal of compulsorily acquired land) of the Airports Act 1986 where land is to be or was acquired for the purpose of airport development or expansion.

  • E5. Other matters[Section E5.]

    Transport of radioactive material.

    Technical specifications for public passenger transport for disabled persons, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    section 125(7) and (8) of the Transport Act 1985 (Secretary of State’s guidance and consultation with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee), and

    (b)

    Part V of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (public transport).

    Regulation of the carriage of dangerous goods.

    Interpretation

    “Radioactive material” has the same meaning as in section 1(1) of the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991.

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