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London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) (No. 2) 1993

1993 CHAPTER viii

An Act to authorise the transfer of the functions of Docklands Light Railway Limited in respect of the extension of the Docklands Railway to Lewisham; and for related purposes.

[27th May 1993]

WHEREAS—

(1)

It is the general duty of London Regional Transport (in this Act referred to as “LRT”) under the [1984 c. 32.] London Regional Transport Act 1984, in accordance with principles from time to time approved by the Secretary of State and in conjunction with the British Railways Board, to provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services for Greater London, and in carrying out that duty LRT are to have due regard to the transport needs for the time being of Greater London:

(2)

In pursuance of that duty LRT constructed a railway (in this Act referred to as “the Docklands Railway”) pursuant to the [1984 c. iv.] London Docklands Railway Act 1984 and later Acts:

(3)

By the London Docklands Light Railway Transfer Scheme 1992, made under the provisions of sections 9 (6) and 27 of the [1984 c. 32.] London Regional Transport Act 1984, there were transferred from LRT to Docklands Light Railway Limited (in this Act referred to as “the Company”), then a wholly-owned subsidiary of LRT, all the property, rights and liabilities comprised in those parts of LRT’s undertaking connected with the Docklands Railway (except as provided in the said Scheme), together with any functions under any statutory provision relating to the Docklands Railway:

(4)

On 1st April 1992 LRT disposed of their securities in the Company to the London Docklands Development Corporation and accordingly the Company are now a wholly-owned subsidiary of that Corporation:

(5)

By the [1993 c. vii.] London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) Act 1993 (in this Act referred to as “the 1993 Act”) provision is made for the extension of the Docklands Railway from the Isle of Dogs to Lewisham:

(6)

It is expedient that the Secretary of State should be given power to transfer the functions of the Company under the 1993 Act to another person:

(7)

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

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:—