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New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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20Power of new town commissions to make byelaws.N.I.

(1)A new town commission, in the exercise of their development functions, may make byelaws, subject to confirmation by the Ministry, for the management, regulation, protection or preservation of any property vested in them or in their custody or any undertaking carried on by them, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, may, in the exercise of such functions, make byelaws for any of the said purposes for which byelaws or regulations may be made by [F1 a district council].

(2)The power to make byelaws under subsection (1) shall include power to make byelaws with respect to—

(a)the admission of persons to; or

(b)the exclusion of persons from; or

(c)the regulation of the conduct of persons resorting to,

any place to which the byelaws apply.

F2[(3)Part VI of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 [1972 c.9] (except section 90(1)( a) and ( b) and section 93 thereof), and section 123 of that Act, so far as it relates to byelaws, shall apply to byelaws made under this section as if, in that Part and section,—

(a)any reference to a council were a reference to a new town commission;

(b)any reference to the clerk of a council were a reference to the general manager of a new town commission;

(c)any reference to the district of a council were a reference to the area designated under section 1 as the site of a new town; and

(d)any reference to the Ministry concerned were a reference to the Ministry.]

(4)The Ministry may authorise persons employed by a new town commission to enforce byelaws made by the new town commission under this section and to take all steps, and do all acts and things, necessary for that purpose, and in particular any person so authorised may after due warning remove or exclude from any place with respect to which any such byelaws are for the time being in force a person who commits, or whom he reasonably suspects of committing, in that place an offence against any such byelaw or against section 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 [1824 c.83] .

(5)A person who—

(a)acts in contravention of any byelaw made under this section; or

(b)obstructs any person authorised under subsection (4),

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F3 level 1 on the standard scale] and, for a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding one pound in respect of each day during which the offence continues.

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