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(1)Where, at any time before the commencement of this Act, a local authority, acting in the exercise of powers conferred under Regulation 54B of the M1Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, or without statutory powers, have provided any such accommodation as follows, that is to say—
(a)any such shelter or accommodation as is described in section four of this Act;
(b)any barriers or posts for the regulation of persons waiting to enter public service vehicles,
the local authority shall have power by virtue of this section to maintain that accommodation.
(2)The provisions of sections five and six of this Act shall apply to the maintenance of any accommodation under this section, and to accommodation maintained thereunder, as they apply to the provision of accommodation under section four of this Act, and to accommodation provided under that section; but where any consent required under the said section five has been given by any authority or person before the commencement of this Act in respect of the provision of any accommodation to which this section applies, nothing in this subsection shall be construed as requiring any further consent on the part of that authority or person in respect of the maintenance of that accommodation.
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