Greater London Authority Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART XII, SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS - continued

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Financial provisions.     359. There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament-
 
 
    (a) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or government department under or by virtue of this Act; and
 
    (b) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.
Repeals.     360. The enactments mentioned in Schedule 27 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.
 
Interpretation.     361. - (1) In this Act-
 
 
    "the Assembly" means the London Assembly;
 
    "Assembly member" means a member of the Assembly;
 
    "the Authority" means the Greater London Authority;
 
    "the Common Council" means the Common Council of the City of London;
 
    "constituency member" shall be construed in accordance with section 2(2)(a) above;
 
    "financial year" means a period of twelve months ending with 31st March;
 
    "the Fire etc Authority" has the meaning given by section 286(2);
 
    "functional body" means-
 
      (a) Transport for London;
 
      (b) the London Development Agency;
 
      (c) the Metropolitan Police Authority; or
 
      (d) the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority;
 
    "guidance" means guidance in writing;
 
    "local authority" has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act 1972;
 
    "London member" shall be construed in accordance with section 2(2)(b) above;
 
    "Mayor" means Mayor of London;
 
    "member of staff", in relation to the Authority, means a person appointed under section 56(1) or (2) above;
 
    "Minister of the Crown" has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975;
 
    "national policies" means any policies of Her Majesty's government which are available in a written form and which-
 
      (a) have been laid or announced before, or otherwise presented to, either House of Parliament; or
 
      (b) have been published by a Minister of the Crown;
 
    "notice" means notice in writing;
 
    "notify" means notify in writing;
 
    "ordinary election" shall be construed in accordance with section 2(7) above;
 
    "principal council" has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act 1972;
 
    "principal purposes", in relation to the Authority, shall be construed in accordance with section 25(2) above;
 
    "proper officer" shall be construed in accordance with subsection (2) below;
 
    "standing orders", in relation to the Authority, shall be construed in accordance with subsection (3) below;
 
    "statutory functions" means functions conferred or imposed by or under any enactment;
 
    "subordinate legislation" has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978 (see section 21(1) of that Act);
 
    "subsidiary" has the meaning given to it by section 736 of the Companies Act 1985.
      (2) In this Act, and in any enactment applied by this Act, any reference to a proper officer and any reference which by virtue of this Act is to be construed as such a reference, shall in relation to the Authority or a functional body and any purpose or area be construed as a reference to an officer appointed by the Authority or body for that purpose or area.
 
      (3) In this Act, or any other enactment which has effect in relation to the Authority, any reference to standing orders shall, in its application in relation to the Authority, have effect as a reference to standing orders of the Authority made by the Assembly in consultation with the Mayor.
 
      (4) Any power conferred by this Act to affect enactments by subordinate legislation is exercisable notwithstanding that those enactments consist of or include-
 
 
    (a) provisions contained in Part III above;
 
    (b) provisions relating to the subject matter of that Part; or
 
    (c) provisions creating or otherwise relating to offences.
      (5) In subsection (4) above "affect", in relation to any enactment, includes make-
 
 
    (a) incidental, consequential, transitional, supplemental or supplementary provision or savings; or
 
    (b) amendments, modifications or adaptations.
Short title, commencement and extent.     362. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
 
      (2) Apart from this section, section 357 above and any power of a Minister of the Crown to make regulations or an order (which accordingly come into force on the day on which this Act is passed) the provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
 
      (3) Sections 194 to 198 above and Schedules 10 and 11 to this Act shall not come into force until London Underground Limited has become a subsidiary of Transport for London.
 
      (4) Any order under this section may make such transitional provision as appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient in connection with the provisions brought into force by the order.
 
      (5) Any such order may include such adaptations of-
 
 
    (a) the provisions which it brings into force, or
 
    (b) any other provisions of this Act then in force,
  as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient for the purpose or in consequence of the operation of any provision of this Act (including, in particular, the provisions which the order brings into force) before the coming into force of any other provision.
 
      (6) Subsections (4) and (5) above are without prejudice to section 357 above.
 
      (7) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.
 
 
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