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Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 866

Local Government, England

Transport, England

The Combined Authorities (Consequential Amendments) 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 sections 114 to 116 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(1).

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

Accordingly the Secretary of State makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Combined Authorities (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Consequential amendment of the Transport Act 1968

2.  The amendments to the Transport Act 1968(2) set out in the Schedule have effect as amendments consequential upon the making of orders establishing combined authorities under Part 6 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Brandon Lewis

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

31st March 2014

Article 2

SCHEDULEAmendments to the Transport Act 1968

1.  The Transport Act 1968 is amended as follows.

2.—(1) Section 9 (areas, authorities and executives) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)(a)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (i), for “Greater Manchester” there is substituted “a metropolitan county which is or is included in a combined authority area”;

(b)sub-paragraph (ia) is omitted.

(3) After subsection (1)(a) there is inserted—

(aa)any reference to a “combined authority” is to an authority established under section 103(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 for an area which is or includes a metropolitan county;

(ab)any reference to a “combined authority area” is to an area for which a combined authority is established;.

(4) In subsection (1)(b), for sub-paragraph (ia) there is substituted—

(ia)in relation to a combined authority area, the combined authority;.

(5) In subsections (2), (3) and (5), for “the area of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority” there is substituted “a combined authority area”.

(6) Subsection (5A) is omitted.

3.  In section 9A (general functions), in subsections (3), (5), (6)(a) and (b), (7) and (8), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, combined authority area”.

4.  In section 10 (general powers of Executive), in subsections (1), (3) and (5), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, a combined authority area”.

5.  In section 10A (further powers of Executive), in subsection (1) after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “or combined authority area”.

6.  In section 12 (borrowing powers of Executive), in subsection (1), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, a combined authority area”,

7.  In section 14 (accounts of Executive), in subsection (1), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, a combined authority area”.

8.  In section 15 (further functions of Authority), in subsections (1) and (6), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, a combined authority area”.

9.  In section 16 (annual report etc), in subsection (1), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, combined authority area”.

10.  In section 20 (duty relating to rail services), in subsection (2), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, a combined authority area”.

11.  In section 23 (consents), in subsections (1), (2) and (3), after “integrated transport area” there is inserted “, a combined authority area”.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This order makes amendments to Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968 which are consequential upon the making of orders establishing combined authorities under Part 6 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared as this instrument will have no impact on the costs of business and the voluntary sector.

(2)

1968 c. 73. Section 9 was amended by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) Schedule 18, paragraph 1; by the Transport Act 1985 (c. 67) sections 57(1), 58(2), Schedule 8; by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39) Schedule 13, paragraph 80(2); and in relation to England and Wales only by the Local Transport Act 2008 (c. 26) section 98(4), Schedule 4, paragraph 2 and Schedule 7, Part 4 and by S.I. 2011/908.