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43 Interpretation of Part II.E+W+S+N.I.

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[F1(1)]In this Part—

  • aircraft” includes hovercraft;

  • captain” means the master of a ship or commander of an aircraft;

  • concealed” includes being concealed in any freight, stores or other thing carried in or on the vehicle, ship [F2, aircraft or rail freight wagon] concerned;

  • F3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • detached trailer” means a trailer, semi-trailer, caravan or any other thing which is designed or adapted for towing by a vehicle but which has been detached for transport—

    (a)

    in or on the vehicle concerned; or

    (b)

    in the ship or aircraft concerned (whether separately or in or on a vehicle);

  • equipment”, in relation to an aircraft, includes—

    (a)

    any certificate of registration, maintenance or airworthiness of the aircraft;

    (b)

    any log book relating to the use of the aircraft; and

    (c)

    any similar document;

  • [F4freight shuttle wagon” means a wagon which—

    (a)

    forms part of a shuttle-train, and

    (b)

    is designed to carry commercial goods vehicles;

  • freight train” means any train other than—

    (a)

    a train engaged on a service for the carriage of passengers, or

    (b)

    a shuttle-train;]

  • hirer”, in relation to a vehicle, means any person who has hired the vehicle from another person;

  • operating weight”, in relation to an aircraft, means the maximum total weight of the aircraft and its contents at which the aircraft may take off anywhere in the world, in the most favourable circumstances, in accordance with the certificate of airworthiness in force in respect of the aircraft;

  • owner” includes—

    (a)

    in relation to a ship or aircraft, the agent or operator of the ship or aircraft; F5. . .

    (b)

    F5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    in relation to a transporter which is the subject of a hire-purchase agreement, includes the person in possession of it under that agreement;

  • penalty notice” has the meaning given in section 35(2);

  • [F6rail freight wagon” means—

    (a)

    any rolling stock, other than a locomotive, which forms part of a freight train, or

    (b)

    a freight shuttle wagon,

    and for the purpose of this definition, “rolling stock” and “locomotive” have the meanings given by section 83 of the Railways Act 1993 (c.43);]

  • senior officer” means an immigration officer not below the rank of chief immigration officer;

  • ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation;

  • [F7shuttle-train” has the meaning given by section 1(9) of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c. 53);]

  • small aircraft” means an aircraft which has an operating weight of less than 5,700 kilogrammes;

  • small ship” means a ship which has a gross tonnage of less than 500 tonnes;

  • train” means a train which—

    (a)

    is engaged on an international service as defined by section 13(6) of the M1Channel Tunnel Act 1987; but

    (b)

    is not a shuttle train as defined by section 1(9) of that Act;

  • train operator”, in relation to a person arriving in the United Kingdom on a train, means the operator of trains who embarked that person on that train for the journey to the United Kingdom;

  • transporter” means a vehicle, ship [F8, aircraft or rail freight wagon] together with—

    (a)

    its equipment; and

    (b)

    any stores for use in connection with its operation;

  • vehicle” includes a trailer, semi-trailer, caravan or other thing which is designed or adapted to be towed by another vehicle.

[F9(2)A reference in this Part to “the court” is a reference—

(a)in England and Wales, to a county court,

(b)in Scotland, to the sheriff, and

(c)in Northern Ireland, to a county court.

(3)But—

(a)a county court may transfer proceedings under this Part to the High Court, and

(b)the sheriff may transfer proceedings under this Part to the Court of Session.]

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F2S. 43(1): words in definition of "concealed" substituted (8.12.2002) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 15(a) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

F3S. 43(1): definition of "court" omitted (8.12.2002) by virtue of Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 15(b) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

F4S. 43(1): definitions of "freight shuttle wagon" and "freight train" inserted (8.12.2002) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 15(c) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

F5S. 43(1): in definition of "owner" paragraph (b) and preceding word repealed (8.12.2002) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), ss. 125, 161, Sch. 8 para. 15(d), Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

F6S. 43(1): definition of "rail freight wagon" substituted (8.12.2002) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 15(e) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

F7S. 43(1): definition of "shuttle-train" inserted (8.12.2002) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 15(f) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

F8S. 43(1): words in definition of "transporter" substituted (8.12.2002) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 15(g) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 43 applied (with modifications) (7.2.2001 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/280, arts. 1-4 (with art. 5)

C2Ss. 40-43 power to apply (with modifications) or amend conferred (18.7.2012) by Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41), ss. 124(6), 162(1) (with s. 159); S.I. 2012/1887, art. 2

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