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Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 864

Local Government, England

Transport, England

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Order 2014

Made

31st March 2014

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

This Order is made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 85 of the Transport Act 1985(1), sections 84, 91 and 93 of the Local Transport Act 2008(2) and sections 103 to 105 and 114 to 116 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(3).

The Secretary of State, having regard to a scheme prepared and published under section 82 of the Local Transport Act 2008 and section 109 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, considers that the making of this Order is likely to improve –

(a)the exercise of statutory functions relating to transport in the area to which this Order relates,

(b)the effectiveness and efficiency of transport in that area,

(c)the exercise of statutory functions relating to economic development and regeneration in that area, and

(d)economic conditions in that area.

The Secretary of State is satisfied that the area to which this Order relates meets the conditions set out in section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

The Secretary of State has consulted—

(a)the metropolitan district councils for the area comprised in the West Yorkshire integrated transport area,

(b)the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority,

(c)such other persons as the Secretary of State considered appropriate.

The councils whose areas are comprised in the West Yorkshire integrated transport area have consented to the making of this Order.

In making this Order, the Secretary of State has had regard to the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities, and to secure effective and convenient local government.

A draft of this instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament pursuant to section 85 of the Transport Act 1985, section 94 of the Local Transport Act 2008 and section 117 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State makes the following Order:

(1)

1985 c.67. Section 85 was amended by the Local Transport Act 2008 (c.26) Schedule 4, paragraphs 18 and 30 and by S.I. 2009/107.

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