Greater London Authority Bill - continued        House of Lords
SCHEDULE 9, MISCELLANEOUS POWERS OF TRANSPORT FOR LONDON - continued

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Acquisition, disposal and development of land
     14. - (1) Transport for London may develop its land in such manner as it thinks fit.
 
      (2) Transport for London may in particular-
 
 
    (a) develop for use by other persons land belonging to Transport for London which is not required for the purposes of the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions, and
 
    (b) where the use of Transport for London's land for the purposes of the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions can be combined with its use by other persons, develop the land by constructing or adapting buildings on it for use wholly or partly by other persons,
  with a view to the disposal of any right or interest in the land or (as the case may be) the buildings or any part of the buildings after the development is carried out.
 
      (3) Where Transport for London proposes under this paragraph to develop any land for use otherwise than for the purposes of discharging any of its functions it may acquire by agreement other land in the vicinity for the purpose of developing it together with that land.
 
     15. Transport for London may grant an interest to any person in any land which it uses for the purposes of discharging any of its functions.
 
     16. Subject to paragraph 19 below, where Transport for London has an interest in land which is used otherwise than for the purposes of discharging any of its functions, it may acquire by agreement additional interests in that land in order better to exploit the interest which it already has in that land.
 
     17. - (1) Subject to paragraph 19 below, Transport for London may acquire land for the purposes of discharging any of its functions (including the rehousing of the occupiers of dwellings acquired or to be acquired by Transport for London).
 
      (2) The power of Transport for London to acquire land under sub-paragraph (1) above includes a power to purchase land which Transport for London has no immediate plans to use or develop.
 
      (3) Transport for London may acquire land by agreement for the purposes of any agreement entered into by it under section 141(2) or (3) of this Act.
 
      (4) Where Transport for London proposes to dispose of any of its land it may acquire by agreement land in the vicinity for the purpose of disposing of it together with the other land.
 
     18. - (1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph and paragraph 19 below, the Secretary of State may authorise Transport for London to purchase compulsorily any land which is required by Transport for London or a subsidiary of Transport for London for the purposes of the discharge of any function.
 
      (2) The Acquisition of Land Act 1981 shall apply to any compulsory purchase by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above.
 
      (3) Transport for London shall not by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above submit to the Secretary of State a compulsory purchase order authorising the acquisition of any land in accordance with section 2(2) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 unless the Mayor has given his consent.
 
      (4) Activities carried on by Transport for London by virtue of paragraph 9 above shall not be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above as the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions.
 
      (5) This paragraph does not authorise Transport for London to purchase compulsorily land which it has power to acquire by agreement under paragraph 14(3) or 17(3) or (4) above.
 
      (6) Subject to sub-paragraph (7) below, the power of purchasing land compulsorily in this paragraph includes power to acquire an easement or other right over land by the creation of a new right.
 
      (7) Sub-paragraph (6) above does not apply to an easement or other right over land which forms part of a common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment within the meaning of section 19 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981.
 
     19. Except as provided by paragraph 14(3), 16 or 17(3) or (4) above, Transport for London does not have power to acquire land (or any interest in land) for purposes which are not related to any of the activities, other than the development of land, of Transport for London or any subsidiary of Transport for London.
 
     20. Where any activities for which provision is made by an agreement under section 141(2) or (3) of this Act cease to be carried on by the other party (whether by reason of the expiry or termination of the agreement or otherwise), Transport for London may-
 
 
    (a) acquire by agreement any land or other property used for the purpose of carrying on those activities; and
 
    (b) in the case of an agreement under section 141(3) of this Act, itself carry on those activities notwithstanding that it would not otherwise have power to do so.
 
Research and development of policies
     21. - (1) Transport for London may do anything which appears to it to be practicable and desirable for the purpose of promoting-
 
 
    (a) research into matters affecting, or arising out of, the exercise of the functions of Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries, and
 
    (b) the exploitation of the results of any research into any such matter (whether or not promoted by Transport for London) and of anything resulting from any idea affecting, or arising out of, the exercise of any of those functions.
      (2) In paragraph (1)(b) above "exploitation" means the doing of any work requisite to enable the results or (as the case may be) the thing in question to be turned to account.
 
      (3) Transport for London may exercise the powers under sub-paragraph (1) above by carrying out any research or work for that purpose itself or by arranging for it to be carried out or done by some other person with or without assistance (including financial assistance) from Transport for London.
 
      (4) Nothing in this paragraph authorises Transport for London, either directly or through a subsidiary of Transport for London, to do any work which it would not have power to do apart from this paragraph.
 
 
Welfare and efficiency of employees
     22. - (1) Transport for London may do anything it thinks fit for the purpose of advancing-
 
 
    (a) the skill of persons employed by Transport for London or by any subsidiary of Transport for London;
 
    (b) the efficiency of the equipment of Transport for London or of any subsidiary of Transport for London or of the manner in which that equipment is operated;
  including providing, or assisting others in providing, facilities for training, education and research.
 
      (2) Transport for London may provide houses, hostels and other similar accommodation for persons employed by Transport for London or by any subsidiary of Transport for London.
 
 
Acquisition of undertakings etc
     23. Transport for London may acquire any undertaking or part of an undertaking if the assets comprised in the undertaking or the part of the undertaking are wholly or mainly assets which Transport for London requires for the purposes of discharging any of its functions.
 
     24. For the purposes of discharging any of its functions, Transport for London may subscribe for or acquire any securities of a body corporate.
 
 
Supplementary
     25. If Transport for London engages, either directly or through a subsidiary, in any activities authorised by paragraph 11 or 14(2) or (3) above, it shall in carrying on those activities act as if it were a company engaged in a commercial enterprise or (as the case may be) shall exercise its control over that subsidiary so as to ensure that the subsidiary in carrying on those activities acts as a company so engaged.
 
     26. Any specific power conferred on Transport for London by or by virtue of any provision of this Act to make any loan or give any guarantee or to subscribe for or acquire any securities shall not affect the power of Transport for London-
 
 
    (a) to lend money by way of investment or to subscribe for or acquire securities by way of investment; or
 
    (b) to leave outstanding any loan made or guarantee given, or to retain any securities acquired, by London Regional Transport or by any predecessor in title of London Regional Transport.
 
Miscellaneous
     27. - (1) Neither Transport for London nor any subsidiary of Transport for London shall be regarded as a common carrier by rail or inland waterway.
 
      (2) No local enactment passed or made with respect to any particular undertaking so far as it imposes on persons carrying on that undertaking-
 
 
    (a) a duty to connect, or afford facilities for the connection of, any siding to a railway; or
 
    (b) a duty to permit privately owned railway wagons to be used on a railway owned or operated by them; or
 
    (c) a duty (otherwise than to a named person, or to the successor of a named person, or for the benefit of specified lands) to provide or maintain any other railway services or facilities (including the provision of stations, sidings or carriages and of any services, facilities or amenities connected with stations, sidings or carriages);
  or so far as it otherwise makes provision corresponding to any of the repealed enactments, shall apply to Transport for London.
 
      (3) The reference in sub-paragraph (2) above to the repealed enactments is a reference to the following enactments, that is to say-
 
 
    section 76 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;
 
    section 69 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845;
 
    sections 2 and 7 of the Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1854;
 
    sections 16 and 39 of the Railways Act 1921;
 
    section 30 of the London Passenger Transport Act 1933;
 
    section 39 of the Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933; and
 
    section 22 of the Transport Act 1953;
  all of which made provision with respect to transport charges and facilities and were repealed by the Transport Act 1962.
 
 
Other powers
     28. Transport for London may do all other things which in its opinion are necessary or expedient to facilitate the discharge by it of any of its functions, including the securing of the performance of any agreement entered into by it under section 141 of this Act.
 
     29. Transport for London may do anything necessary for the purpose of fulfilling a contract which by virtue of section 259 or 356 of this Act has effect as if made by Transport for London, notwithstanding that apart from this paragraph Transport for London would not have power to do that thing.
 
 
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