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Section 77

SCHEDULE 9E+WCivil enforcement: setting the level of charges

This schedulenoteType=Explanatory Notes has no associated

Part 1 E+WCharges to which this Schedule applies

Charges to which this Schedule appliesE+W

1(1)This Schedule provides for the setting of the levels of—E+W

(a)penalty charges, including any discounts or surcharges,

(b)charges made by authorities under section 102 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) for the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles found in areas that are civil enforcement areas for parking contraventions, and

(c)charges for the release of vehicles from an immobilisation device under regulations under section 79 above.

(2)References in this Schedule to “charges” are to those charges.

Part 2 E+WCharges applicable in Greater London

Charges to be set by Transport for London or London local authoritiesE+W

2(1)It is the duty—E+W

(a)of Transport for London, so far as relating to contraventions on or adjacent to GLA roads, and

(b)of the London local authorities, so far as relating to—

(i)parking places provided or authorised by such authorities, or

(ii)contraventions on or adjacent to roads other than GLA roads,

to set the levels of charges applicable in Greater London.

(2)Different levels of charges may be set for different areas in London and for different cases or classes of case.

(3)Before setting the level of any charges Transport for London must consult the London local authorities.

Supervisory role of Mayor of LondonE+W

3(1)Transport for London and the London local authorities must submit to the Mayor of London for his approval the levels of charges that they propose to set.E+W

(2)If—

(a)Transport for London or the London local authorities fail to discharge their duty under paragraph 2, or

(b)the Mayor of London does not approve the levels of charges proposed by the London local authorities,

the levels of charges shall be set by order made by the Mayor of London.

Reserve powers of Secretary of StateE+W

4(1)The following provisions apply where the Mayor of London—E+W

(a)approves any levels of charges on a submission under paragraph 3(1), or

(b)sets any such levels under paragraph 3(2).

(2)The Mayor must notify the Secretary of State of the levels of charges so approved or set.

(3)The levels of charges shall not come into force until after the expiration of—

(a)the period of one month beginning with the date on which the notification is given, or

(b)such shorter period as the Secretary of State may allow.

(4)The Secretary of State may before the end of that period give notice to the Mayor of London that he objects to the levels of charges on the grounds that some or all of them are excessive.

If he does so those levels of charges shall not come into force unless and until the objection has been withdrawn.

(5)If at any time before the levels of charges have come into force, the Secretary of State considers that some or all of them are excessive, he may make regulations setting the levels of charges.

Those levels must be no higher than those notified under sub-paragraph (2).

(6)If the Secretary of State makes regulations under sub-paragraph (5) no further submission to the Mayor of London under paragraph 3(1) may be made until after the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which the regulations are made.

Publication of levels of chargesE+W

5(1)Transport for London and the London local authorities shall publish, in such manner as the Mayor of London may determine, the levels of charges set in accordance with this Part of this Schedule.E+W

(2)The duty imposed by sub-paragraph (1) applies—

(a)to Transport for London so far as the charges relate to contraventions on or adjacent to GLA roads, and

(b)to the London local authorities so far as they relate to—

(i)parking places provided or authorised by such authorities, or

(ii)contraventions on or adjacent to roads other than GLA roads.

Discharge of functions by London local authoritiesE+W

6(1)The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations as to the discharge by London local authorities of the functions conferred on them by this Part of this Schedule.E+W

(2)The regulations may provide for the functions to be discharged by means of arrangements under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) (arrangements for discharge of functions by local authorities) or in such other way as the regulations may provide.

(3)The regulations may make provision for continuing in force for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule any arrangements in force immediately before the commencement of this Part for the discharge of functions corresponding to the functions of London local authorities under this Part of this Schedule.

Part 3 E+WCharges applicable outside Greater London

Charges to be set by enforcement authorityE+W

7(1)Outside Greater London it is the duty of each enforcement authority to set the level of charges applicable in the case of contraventions for which they are the enforcement authority.E+W

(2)Different levels of charges may be set for different parts of a civil enforcement area and for different cases or classes of case.

Guidelines given by appropriate national authorityE+W

8(1)The levels of charges set by enforcement authorities under this Part of this Schedule must (subject to sub-paragraph (3)) accord with guidelines appended to an order made by the appropriate national authority.E+W

(2)Different guidelines may be given for different cases or classes of case.

(3)An enforcement authority may, with the permission of the appropriate national authority, depart from any such guidelines.

Publication of levels of chargesE+W

9An enforcement authority for an area outside Greater London shall publish, in such manner as the appropriate national authority may determine, the levels of charges set under this Part of this Schedule.E+W

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