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SCHEDULE 1SFurther provision about regional Transport Partnerships

(introduced by section 4)

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

StaffS

1SA Transport Partnership shall appoint such employees as it considers necessary for the carrying out of its functions.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

2SIf—

(a)proceedings are brought against an employee of a Transport Partnership in respect of—

(i)anything done by the employee in accordance or purportedly in accordance with an enactment; or

(ii)anything not done by the employee which it is alleged should have been done by the employee in accordance with an enactment; and

(b)the Transport Partnership is satisfied that the employee honestly believed—

(i)that the act or omission was within the scope of the employee's employment; and

(ii)that the employee was, under the enactment, required or entitled to do what was done or omit to do what should have been done,

then the Transport Partnership may indemnify all or any part of any damages or expenses which the employee might have been ordered to pay or might have or has incurred.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

3SA Transport Partnership—

(a)shall obtain an appropriate guarantee for the accounting for all money and property which is or is likely to be in the custody or under the control of its employees;

(b)may obtain such a guarantee for all money and property which is or is likely to be in the custody or under the control of any person other than one of its employees.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

4SIf it comes to the knowledge of a person who is an employee of a Transport Partnership that a contract in which the person has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest (not being a contract to which that person is a party) has been or is proposed to be entered into by the Transport Partnership, that person shall, as soon as practicable, give written notice of that fact to the Transport Partnership.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

5(1)An employee of a Transport Partnership who, under colour of the employment, accepts any fee or reward other than remuneration and expenses commits an offence.S

(2)A person who commits such an offence is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

LandS

6(1)For the purposes of its functions, a Transport Partnership may—S

(a)acquire by agreement; or

(b)if authorised by the Scottish Ministers, purchase compulsorily,

any land.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1)(b) above—

(a)does not apply in relation to Crown land (within the meaning of section 242 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8)); and

(b)is subject to any other enactment conferring on the Transport Partnership power to acquire land compulsorily.

(3)The Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 (c. 42) applies in relation to the compulsory purchase of land under sub-paragraph (1)(b) above as if—

(a)that provision were contained in an Act in force immediately before the commencement of that Act; and

(b)the Transport Partnership were a local authority.

(4)The power to acquire or purchase land under sub-paragraph (1) above includes power to acquire a servitude or other right in or over land by the creation of a new right.

(5)A Transport Partnership may develop its land for the purposes of its functions in such manner as it thinks fit.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

7(1)A Transport Partnership may—S

(a)develop, for use by other persons, any of its land no longer required for the purposes of its functions; or

(b)develop for use wholly or partly by other persons any of its land the use of which for the purposes of its functions (not including those conferred by this paragraph) can be combined with that other use,

with a view to selling or otherwise disposing of the land (or any right or interest in or over it) after the development is carried out.

(2)A Transport Partnership may acquire land adjacent to its own for the purposes of developing it under sub-paragraph (1) above together with its own.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

8SIn paragraphs 6 and 7 above, references to the functions of a Transport Partnership do not include those conferred by paragraph 7 above.

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

9(1)A Transport Partnership may dispose of land; and section 74(2) to (2H) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) (disposal for best consideration) applies in relation to a Transport Partnership as it applies in relation to a local authority.S

(2)The power to dispose of land under sub-paragraph (1) above includes power to dispose of a servitude or other right in or over the land by the creation of a new right.

Commencement Information

I9Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Private legislationS

10(1)A Transport Partnership may, if it thinks fit, promote or oppose private legislation in the Scottish Parliament.S

(2)The power conferred by sub-paragraph (1) above on a Transport Partnership includes power to continue the promotion or opposition of private legislation in the circumstances set out in sub-paragraph (3) below.

(3)Those circumstances are—

(a)where the function in pursuance of which the legislation was first promoted or opposed was transferred to the Transport Partnership under section 10 above after the introduction of the Bill for the legislation;

(b)in a case where that function was transferred to the Scottish Ministers under section 13 above after the introduction of that Bill, where the Scottish Ministers have directed that the Transport Partnership specified in the direction is to continue the promotion or opposition of that legislation; or

(c)a combination of the circumstances set out in sub-sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

Commencement Information

I10Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Participation in community planningS

11SIn the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1)—

(a)in section 16 (participation of public bodies in community planning)—

(i)in subsection (1), after paragraph (h) there is inserted—

(i)a Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12); and

(ii)in subsection (2), for “(h)” there is substituted “ (i) ”; and

(b)in section 17 (reports etc. on implementation of community planning), in subsection (3), for “(h)” there is inserted “ (i) ”.

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 3.4.2006 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 3

Forming companiesS

12SA Transport Partnership may (whether alone or with others, who need not be Transport Partnerships) form or promote companies [F1under the Companies Act 2006].

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I12Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Legal proceedings, notices etc.S

13(1)Sections 189 to 193, 195 and 197 to 199 (legal proceedings, notices etc.) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) apply in relation to a Transport Partnership as they apply in relation to a council.S

(2)A Transport Partnership shall appoint one of its employees as its proper officer for the purposes of sections 190, 191 and 193 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Reporting and informationS

14SA Transport Partnership shall—

(a)as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, give the Scottish Ministers and publish a report on the performance of its functions during that year;

(b)provide the Scottish Ministers with such information about the performance of those functions as they may require.

Commencement Information

I14Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Finance etc.S

15(1)The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) is amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below.S

(2)In section 106(1) (application of Part VII (finance) to bodies other than local authorities) after paragraph (b) there is inserted—

(ba)a Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12);.

(3)In section 118(5) (authorities required to make local financial returns), after “authorities” there is inserted “ or any Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12) ”.

(4)A Transport Partnership shall appoint one of its employees as its proper officer for the purposes of Part VII of the 1973 Act.

(5)In section 61(c) of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1) (meaning of “local authority” for purposes of Act), in sub-paragraph (iv), after “board”, where secondly occurring, there is inserted “ , a Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12) ”.

Commencement Information

I15Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Contracts etc.S

16(1)The following enactments apply in relation to a Transport Partnership as they apply in relation to a council—S

(a)the Local Authority (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (c. 39);

(b)the Local Government Contracts Act 1997 (c. 65); and

(c)sections 78 to 81 (building, contracts etc.) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65).

(2)The Local Government Act 1988 (c. 9) is amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) below.

(3)In section 1(1) (defined bodies) after paragraph (g) there is inserted—

(ga)a Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12),.

(4)In Schedule 2 (bodies to which Part 2 of the Act applies), after the entry for a National Park Authority in Scotland there is inserted the following entry— “ A Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12) ”.

(5)In section 61(c) of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1) (meaning of “local authority” for purposes of Act)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (iii), the words “and sections 51 and 52 above” are repealed; and

(b)after paragraph (iv) there is inserted—

(iva)in sections 51 and 52 above, a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), a joint fire board, a joint police board and a Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12);.

Commencement Information

I16Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Standards of members' conductS

17SIn schedule 3 to the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 7) (devolved public bodies for the members of which there are to be codes of conduct under the Act), after the entry for the State Hospitals Board for Scotland there is inserted the following entry— “ A Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12) ”.

Commencement Information

I17Sch. 1 para. 17 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Expenses of observersS

18SA Transport Partnership may pay to persons appointed, as respects the Partnership, as observers under section 1(2)(i) above such expenses as the Partnership determines.

Commencement Information

I18Sch. 1 para. 18 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

InvestigationS

19SIn Part 1 of schedule 2 to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11) (authorities liable to investigation and not subject to removal from that liability), after the entry numbered 11 there is inserted the following entry—

11AAny Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12).

Commencement Information

I19Sch. 1 para. 19 in force at 10.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

Freedom of informationS

20SIn schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13) (public authorities subject to duty to disclose information), after the entry numbered 24 there is inserted the following entry—

24AA Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 12)..

Commencement Information

I20Sch. 1 para. 20 in force at 3.4.2006 by S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 3

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