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Prospective

Part 5 E+W+SFurther miscellaneous provisions

Duties of co-operationE+W+S

51ORR to assist and advise national authoritiesE+W+S

(1)It shall be the duty of the Office of Rail Regulation to comply with every reasonable requirement of the Secretary of State—

(a)to provide him with information or advice about a matter connected with a function or other activity of his in relation to railways or railway services;

(b)to provide him with information or advice about a matter relevant to the railway safety purposes; or

(c)otherwise to provide him with assistance in relation to a matter that is connected with such a function or activity or is relevant to those purposes.

(2)It shall be the duty of the Office of Rail Regulation to comply with every reasonable requirement of the Scottish Ministers—

(a)to provide them with information or advice about a matter connected with a function or other activity of theirs in relation to railways or railway services; or

(b)otherwise to provide them with assistance in relation to a matter that is connected with such a function or activity.

(3)It shall be the duty of the Office of Rail Regulation to comply with every reasonable requirement of the National Assembly for Wales to provide the Assembly with information or advice about a matter connected with a function or other activity of the Assembly in relation to railways or railway services.

(4)References in this section to the functions of a person in relation to railways or railway services include references, in particular, to all that person's functions under Part 1 of the 1993 Act, Part 4 of the 2000 Act or this Act.

(5)In this section “railway safety purposes” has the same meaning as in Schedule 3.

52Duty of Passenger Transport Executives to advise Secretary of StateE+W

(1)It shall be the duty of a Passenger Transport Executive to comply with every requirement of the Secretary of State to provide him with advice about a matter connected with a function or other activity of his in relation to railways or railway services.

(2)A Passenger Transport Executive are not required to do anything under this section to the extent that it would involve an unreasonable administrative burden for the Executive.

(3)In determining the extent to which anything would involve an unreasonable administrative burden regard must be had (where relevant) to so much of whatever else the Passenger Transport Executive are required to do under this section as they have accepted does not involve such a burden.

(4)References in this section to the functions of the Secretary of State in relation to railways or railway services—

(a)include references, in particular, to all his functions under Part 1 of the 1993 Act, Part 4 of the 2000 Act or this Act; but

(b)do not include references to any functions of his so far as they are exercisable, or fall to be performed, for or in connection with the railway safety purposes (within the meaning of Schedule 3).