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City of Bristol (Portishead Docks) Act 1992

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2Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “appointed day” means such day as the Council may appoint for the purposes of section 3 (Power to close Portishead Docks) of this Act;

  • “the Bristol Dock Acts” means the Bristol Dock Acts and Orders 1848 to 1986;

  • “the Council” means the City Council of Bristol;

  • “enactment” means any Act (including this Act) and any subordinate legislation within the meaning of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978;

  • “existing” means existing immediately before the appointed day;

  • “local lighthouse authority” has the same meaning as in Part XI of the [1894 c. 60.] Merchant Shipping Act 1894;

  • “the map” means the map headed“Map of Portishead Docks” one copy of which has been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments, one copy in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons, one copy at the Department of Transport and one copy in the office of the City Clerk of the Council;

  • “the Parish Wharf” means the wharf constructed pursuant to section 10 of the [1866 c. lxxxviii.] Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Act 1866 (as subsequently modified or reconstructed);

  • “the Portishead Docks” means the Docks known as the Portishead Docks in the county of Avon the area whereof is shown in blue on the map;

  • “the Portishead Docks Acts” means the Acts mentioned in columns 1 and 2 of Part I of the Schedule to this Act;

  • “the Portishead Docks estate” means the piers, jetties, breakwaters, wharves, quays, berths, slipways, roads, bridges, sheds and other works and conveniences, and the lands, buildings and property of every description and of whatever nature, which, immediately before the appointed day, are vested in, occupied or administered by the Council for the purposes of the Portishead Docks; and references to the Portishead Docks estate include references to the Parish Wharf;

  • “the Portishead Docks undertaking” means the Portishead Docks and the Portishead Docks estate;

  • “the Portishead Pier” means the pier constructed pursuant to the [1866 c. lxxxviii.] Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Act 1866;

  • “the Portishead Pier estate” means the Portishead Pier, lands, foreshore and bed of the river Severn shown in red on the map.

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