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Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Act 1952

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1 Orders in Council for facilitating international traffic. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purpose of enabling effect to be given to any international agreement for the time being in force in respect of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision—

(a)for the grant and authentication of any passes, certificates or other documents relating to vehicles or the drivers of vehicles which may be required for purposes of travel abroad by persons resident in the United Kingdom;

(b)for modifying in relation to vehicles brought temporarily into Great Britain by persons resident outside the United Kingdom, and in relation to persons so resident who are temporarily in Great Britain, any enactment relating to vehicles or the drivers of vehicles.

(2)An Order in Council under this section may provide—

(a)for modifying any such enactment as aforesaid in respect of matters appearing to Her Majesty to be incidental to or connected with the matters regulated by any such international agreement;

(b)for extending any privilege conferred by the Order to persons resident outside the United Kingdom who are temporarily in Great Britain but are not entitled thereto by virtue of any such international agreement, or in relation to vehicles brought temporarily into Great Britain by such persons, being persons or vehicles satisfying such conditions as may be specified by or under the Order;

(c)for the payment in respect of any such documents as are mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section of such fees as appear to Her Majesty to be appropriate having regard to any services performed in connection therewith in pursuance of the Order.

(3)An Order in Council under this section may authorise the Minister of Transport to make regulations for any of the purposes of the Order; and the M1Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, shall apply in relation to any such regulations as if they were made under powers conferred by an Act of Parliament.

(4)An Order in Council under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order thereunder.

(5)No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty in Council to make an Order under this section unless a draft thereof has been laid before Parliament and has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament; and any statutory instrument containing regulations made under any such Order shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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P1S. 1: power exercised by S.I. 1991/771 and for previous exercises of this power see Index to Government Orders.

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