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Transport Act 2000

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224Amendment of objectives
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(1)Section 4 of the [1993 c. 43.] Railways Act 1993 (general duties of Regulator and Secretary of State) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) (objectives)—

(a)for “Secretary of State and the Regulator shall each” substitute “Regulator shall”,

(b)before paragraph (a) insert—

(za)to facilitate the furtherance by the Authority of any strategies which it has formulated with respect to its purposes;,

(c)after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)to contribute to the development of an integrated system of transport of passengers and goods;

(bb)to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development;, and

(d)in paragraph (d) (promotion of competition in provision of railway services), insert at the end “for the benefit of users of railway services”.

(3)In subsection (2) (objectives)—

(a)for “Secretary of State and the Regulator shall each” substitute “Regulator shall”, and

(b)omit “the Secretary of State or, as the case may be,”.

(4)In subsection (3) (safety and the environment), for “Secretary of State and the Regulator shall each” substitute “Regulator shall”.

(5)After that subsection insert—

(3A)Subsections (1) to (3) above shall have effect in relation to the Secretary of State as in relation to the Regulator, except that in their application to the Secretary of State—

(a)paragraph (za) of subsection (1) above shall be disregarded; and

(b)the references in each of the subsections to the functions transferred or assigned to the Secretary of State under or by virtue of this Part include only the functions transferred or assigned to him under or by virtue of sections 6 to 22 and 37 to 50 below.

(6)In subsection (5) (additional duties of Regulator), for paragraph (a) (duty until 31st December 1996 to take account of guidance of Secretary of State) substitute—

(a)to have regard to any general guidance given to him by the Secretary of State about railway services or other matters relating to railways;.

(7)After subsection (7) insert—

(7ZA)Any general guidance given by the Secretary of State to the Regulator about railway services or other matters relating to railways—

(a)shall be published by the Secretary of State in such manner as he considers appropriate; and

(b)may be varied or revoked.

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