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Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

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(1)Where this section applies as a result of a report, the Secretary of State may by direction require the Authority to submit to him a plan of action to be taken to remedy a deficiency identified in the report.

(2)A direction under this section may require a plan to include, in particular—

(a)performance targets;

(b)a timetable;

(c)proposals for assessment of achievement;

(d)proposals for reporting to the Secretary of State about progress.

(3)A direction under this section must specify a period of between four and twelve weeks within which the plan must be submitted.

(4)Before giving a direction under this section the Secretary of State shall—

(a)notify the Authority and the Chief Constable of his intention to give a direction and the reasons for it,

(b)give the Chief Constable an opportunity to make representations,

(c)give the Authority an opportunity to make representations, and

(d)give the Authority an opportunity to propose action that would make it unnecessary for the Secretary of State to give a direction.

(5)Where the Secretary of State gives a direction under this section he shall notify the Chief Constable.

(6)As soon as is reasonably practicable after receiving a direction under this section the Authority shall require the Chief Constable to submit a draft plan of action.

(7)Before submitting to the Secretary of State a plan which differs from the Chief Constable’s draft the Authority shall consult him.

(8)Where the Secretary of State gives a direction under this section he shall lay before Parliament—

(a)a copy of the direction, and

(b)a report about it.

(9)If the Secretary of State thinks that a plan of action submitted by the Authority under this section is inadequate, he may—

(a)inform the Authority of his opinion and the reasons for it, and

(b)give a new direction under this section.

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