Part IPreliminary


This Act may be cited as the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1991.


(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

(2)Where in this Act any distance or length is stated, or any reference point is referred to, in any description of works or functions, the reference to that distance, length or reference point shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after such distance, length or reference point (as the case may be).

(3)Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to a work identified by the number of the work shall be construed as a reference to the work of that number authorised by this Act.

(4)References in this Act to reference points shall be construed as references to National Grid reference points.

3Application of Part I of Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

(1)Part I of the [1965 c. 56.] Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (except section 4 thereof and paragraph 3 (3) of Schedule 3 thereto), in so far as it is applicable for the purposes of this Act and is not inconsistent with the provisions thereof, shall apply to the compulsory acquisition of land under this Act as it applies to a compulsory purchase to which Part II of the [1981 c. 67.] Acquisition of Land Act 1981 applies and as if this Act were a compulsory purchase order under the said Act of 1981.

(2)In subsection (1) of section 11 of the said Act of 1965, as so applied, for the words “fourteen days” there shall be substituted the words “three months”.

(3)The [1845 c. 18.] Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall not apply to the acquisition of land under this Act.