Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1991

1991 CHAPTER xvi

An Act to empower the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive to construct further works and to acquire additional lands; to confer additional powers on the Executive; and for other purposes.

[22nd October 1991]

WHEREAS the area of the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (hereinafter referred to as “the Executive”) is the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester:

And whereas it is the duty of the Executive under the [1968 c. 73.] Transport Act 1968 to secure the provision of such public passenger transport services as they consider it appropriate to secure for meeting any public transport requirements within their area in accordance with policies formulated by the passenger transport authority for their area:

And whereas the further extension of the light rapid transit system which the Executive are authorised to provide would be of great public advantage:

And whereas it is expedient that the Executive should be empowered to construct the works authorised by this Act and to acquire or use the lands referred to in this Act:

And whereas it is expedient that the other powers in this Act contained should be conferred upon the Executive and that the other provisions in this Act should be enacted:

And whereas plans and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works authorised by this Act, and a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees, or reputed owners and lessees, and of the occupiers of the lands which may be acquired or used compulsorily under the powers of this Act, have been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office, House of Commons, with the chief executive of the Council of the City of Manchester, the city administrator of the Council of the City of Salford and the chief executive and town clerk of the Rochdale Borough Council and such plans, sections and book of reference are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited plans, the deposited sections and the deposited book of reference:

And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:

And whereas the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority have approved the promotion of the Bill for this Act pursuant to section 10 (1) (xxix) of the [1968 c. 73.] Transport Act 1968:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—