Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Private Business 2001

Arrangement of Clauses (Contents)

ORDERS COMPLIANCE WITH WHICH IS TO BE INQUIRED INTO BY THE EXAMINERS

  

Consents of local and highway authorities


  25.  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the construction of a tramway, the promoters shall obtain the consent of the local authority of each area through which it is proposed to construct the tramway, and, where as respects any street or road the local authority is not the highway authority, the consent of the highway authority shall also be necessary in any case where power is sought to break up that street or road: Consents in case of tramway bill. (HL 25)
  
  Provided that, where it is proposed to construct a continuous line of tramway in two or more areas, and any local or highway authority having jurisdiction in any of those areas does not consent thereto, the consents of the local and highway authority, or of the local and highway authorities, having jurisdiction over two-thirds of the length of the proposed line of tramway, shall be deemed to be sufficient.
  
  In this order "road" has the same meaning as in the Tramways Act 1870 and "local authority" means the council of a London borough, district in England or county or county borough in Wales.
  
  25A.—(1)  In the case of a bill promoted by the Greater London Authority, Transport for London or the London Development Agency there shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office on or before 27th November the following documents, as appropriate, namely— Consents required under the Greater London Authority Act 1999
  
      (a)  where the relevant consent provision applies to the bill, copies of the pre-deposit consents;

      (b)  where the relevant consent provision does not apply, a statement to that effect.
  
  (2)  The relevant consent provision for the purposes of paragraph (1) above is—
  
      (a)  in the case of a bill promoted by the Greater London Authority, paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 ("the 1999 Act");

      (b)  in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, paragraph 5 of Schedule 13 to the 1999 Act;

      (c)  in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, paragraph 5 of Schedule 6A to the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 ("the 1998 Act") (as inserted by Schedule 25 to the 1999 Act).
  
  (3)  In the case of a bill promoted by the council of a London borough, Transport for London or the London Development Agency there shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office on 11th December or as soon as practicable thereafter the following documents, as appropriate, namely—
  
      (a)  where the relevant consent provision applies to the bill—

        (i)  copies of the pre-deposit consents and post-deposit confirmations of consents; or
        (ii)  if confirmation of consent has not been given, a statement that the relevant withdrawal provision applies; or
        (iii)  if confirmation of consent is given conditionally on the amendment of the bill, a statement that the relevant amendment provision applies;
      (b)  where the relevant consent provision does not apply, a statement to that effect.
  
Paragraph (a)(ii) does not apply to a bill promoted by the council of a London borough.
  
In this paragraph "pre-deposit consent" includes a consent given in accordance with the relevant consent provision after deposit of the bill.
  
  (4)  The relevant consent provision for the purposes of paragraph (3) above is—
  
      (a)  in the case of a bill promoted by the council of a London borough, section 79(2) of the 1999 Act;

      (b)  in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, section 167(2) of the 1999 Act;

      (c)  in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, section 26A(2) of the 1998 Act.
  
  (5)  The relevant withdrawal provision for the purposes of paragraph (3) above is—
  
      (a)  in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, section 167(3) of the 1999 Act.

      (b)  in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, section 26A(3) of the 1998 Act.
  
  (6)  The relevant amendment provision for the purposes of paragraph (3) above is—
  
      (a)  in the case of a bill promoted by the council of a London borough, section 79(4) of the 1999 Act;

      (b)  in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, section 167(4) of the 1999 Act;

      (c)  in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, section 26A(4) of the 1998 Act.

  


 
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