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|Sections 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 19, and Schedule.||References to the Minister shall be substituted for references to the Road Board.|
The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (a) of subsection (I)—
" (a) to make to any highway authority advances in respect of the construction of new roads or the maintenance or improvement of existing roads, or to make such advances in conjunction with a highway authority, to any company or person." In subsection (5) the definition of " roads " shall be extended so as to include road-ferries and footways.
In subsection (1) for the words " the Treasury " have approved a proposal by the Road " Board" there shall be substituted the words
“the Minister proposes.”
Subsection (2) shall cease to have effect.
In subsection (6) the words from " and any receipts " to the end of the subsection shall be repealed.
For the words " the road improvement grant " wherever those words occur there shall be substituted the words
“the Road Fund.”
(1)Every application by a county council that the driving of vehicles on any highway may be prohibited or restricted shall be made in the prescribed form, and shall state the grounds upon which the application is made.
(2)The Minister, on receiving any such application as aforesaid, shall forthwith take steps for the holding of an inquiry to consider the application, and shall, for that purpose, appoint a competent and impartial person to hold the inquiry and to report to him thereon.
(3)The Minister shall publish in the London, Edinburgh, or Dublin Gazette, as the case requires, and once at least in each of two consecutive weeks in some local newspaper circulating in the district in which the highway to which the application relates is situate, notice of the fact that an inquiry will be held to consider the application, and the notice shall contain sufficient particulars of the application, and shall contain a statement as to the time and place at which the inquiry will be held, and shall also state that all persons interested may attend and be heard at the inquiry.
(4)The inquiry shall be held in public and, subject as hereinbefore provided, all persons interested may appear at the inquiry either in person or by counsel, agent or solicitor :
Provided that no person shall be entitled to be heard at the inquiry unless he has, within one week from the last publication of the notice of the holding of the inquiry, sent a notice in writing to the Minister of his desire to be heard at the inquiry, and the person holding the inquiry may refuse to hear any person if he is satisfied that the views of that person have been adequately stated on the inquiry by some other person.
(5)A witness on the inquiry may, if the person holding the inquiry thinks fit, be examined on oath, and the person holding the inquiry shall, for that purpose, have power to administer an oath.
(6)Subject as aforesaid, the inquiry and all proceedings incidental thereto shall be conducted in the prescribed manner.
|Session and Chapter.||Short Title.||Extent of Repeal.|
|59 & 60 Vict. c. 36.||The Locomotives on Highways Act, 1896.||Subsection (2) of section one.|
|61 & 62 Vict. c. 29.||The Locomotives Act, 1898.||Sections nine, ten, and eleven; in subsection (1) of section seventeen the definition of " agricultural locomotive " ; and subsection (3) of section eighteen.|
|3 Edw. 7, c. 36.||The Motor Car Act, 1903.||Sections two and five; paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section seven; in subsection (2) of that section the Words " the entry of " particulars of the ownership of " a car on change of ownership, " such fee, not exceeding ten " shillings, as may be prescribed " by the regulations, and in " respect of "; and section eight.|
|9 Edw. 7. c. 47.||The Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909.||Section seven; subsection (3) of section eight; subsection (2) of section eleven; and sections twelve and fourteen.|
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