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In this Act—
“the TA 1968” means the Transport Act 1968 (c. 73);
“the PPVA 1981” means the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (c. 14);
“the TA 1985” means the Transport Act 1985 (c. 67);
“the GLA Act 1999” means the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29);
“the TA 2000” means the Transport Act 2000 (c. 38).
(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act extends to England and Wales only.
(2)The following provisions also extend to Scotland—
(a)sections 1 to 6;
(b)section 47 and Schedule 3;
(c)sections 53 and 54(1) to (7);
(d)sections 55 and 56;
(e)sections 57 to 61;
(f)section 68(1) and (2);
(n)sections 129 and 130;
(o)sections 132, 134, 135 and this section;
(p)the repeals in Part 3 of Schedule 7 relating to sections 22 and 23 of the TA 1985, and section 131 so far as relating to those repeals.
(3)The following provisions also extend to Northern Ireland—
(b)sections 129 and 130;
(c)sections 132, 134, 135 and this section.
(1)The following provisions of this Act come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—
(b)this Part, other than section 131 and Schedule 7;
(c)any power under or by virtue of this Act to make regulations or an order.
(2)Sections 55, 56, 122, 123, 124 and 127 come into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
(3)Subject to subsection (4), the other provisions of this Act come into force on an appointed day.
(4)Any repeal in Schedule 7 (and section 131 so far as relating to the repeal) comes into force in the same way as the provisions of this Act to which the repeal relates.
(5)In this section “appointed day” means such day or days as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.
(6)The power conferred by subsection (5) is exercisable as respects Wales by the Welsh Ministers (and not the Secretary of State) in relation to—
(c)in Part 4, sections 64, 65(1), 68 to 71 and 75;
(d)in Part 6, the amendments of the TA 2000.
(7)An order under subsection (5)—
(a)may appoint different days for different purposes;
(b)may make incidental, consequential, supplemental or transitional provision or savings.
This Act may be cited as the Local Transport Act 2008.
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