Transport Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART V, MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY - continued

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Offences: general.     246. - (1) If an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect on the part of-
 
 
    (a) a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or
 
    (b) a person who was purporting to act in such a capacity,
       he (as well as the body) commits the offence.
 
      (2) In subsection (1) "director", in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body.
 
      (3) If an offence under this Act is committed by a Scottish partnership and is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a partner, he (as well as the partnership) commits the offence.
 
Repeals and revocations.     247. Schedule 30 contains repeals and revocations.
 
Commencement.     248. - (1) Subject as follows, the preceding provisions of this Act come into force in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order made by statutory instrument; and different provision may be made for different purposes.
 
      (2) The power conferred by subsection (1) is exercisable as respects Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (and not the Secretary of State) in relation to Parts II and III (and the repeals relating to Part II).
 
      (3) An order making provision for the coming into force of section 139-
 
 
    (a) shall provide for it to come into force on 1st April in any year, and
 
    (b) shall be made at least three months before the day on which it is to come into force.
      (4) Section 219 (and Schedule 24) and section 239 (and Schedule 28) come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (5) In section 232, subsections (1) and (3) to (5), and subsections (2) and (8) so far as relating to subsections (3) to (5), shall be treated as having come into force on 10th May 2000.
 
Transitionals and savings.     249. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make any transitional provisions or savings which he considers appropriate in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.
 
      (2) The power conferred by subsection (1) is exercisable as respects Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (and not the Secretary of State) in relation to Parts II and III (and the repeals relating to Part II).
 
Power to make amendments.     250. - (1) The Secretary of State may, in consequence of any provision of this Act or of any instrument made under it, by order made by statutory instrument make such amendments (including repeals or revocations) as appear to him to be appropriate in-
 
 
    (a) any Act (whether public general or local) passed, or
 
    (b) any subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978) made,
       before that provision comes into force.
 
      (2) The power conferred by subsection (1) is exercisable as respects Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (and not the Secretary of State) in relation to Parts II and III and any instruments made under them.
 
      (3) No order shall be made under subsection (1) by the Secretary of State unless a draft of the order containing it has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.
 
Financial provision.     251. - (1) There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament-
 
 
    (a) any expenditure incurred by any Minister of the Crown or government department under or by virtue of this Act (apart from any expenditure to be met from the National Loans Fund), and
 
    (b) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.
      (2) There shall be issued to the Secretary of State by the Treasury out of the National Loans Fund any sums required by him for-
 
 
    (a) making loans under section 49 to a transferee, or
 
    (b) making loans to the Strategic Rail Authority.
      (3) There shall be paid into the National Loans Fund any repayment of, or payment of interest on, loans-
 
 
    (a) made under section 49 by the Secretary of State to a transferee, or
 
    (b) made by the Secretary of State to the Strategic Rail Authority.
      (4) The assets of the National Loans Fund shall be reduced by an amount corresponding to such liability as the Secretary of State extinguishes by order under section 54.
 
      (5) There shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund any sums received by any Minister of the Crown or government department under or by virtue of this Act (apart from any sums required to be paid into the National Loans Fund).
 
 
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