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PART V, MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY - continued

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School crossing patrols
School crossing patrols.     267. - (1) The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 26 (arrangements for patrolling places where children cross roads during certain periods)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1), omit "during periods between the hours of eight in the morning and half-past five in the afternoon when children are so on their way,", and
 
    (b) after that subsection insert-
 
    "(1A) Arrangements under subsection (1) above may be made for patrolling places at such times as the authority thinks fit."
 
      (3) In section 28 (power to stop vehicles at school crossings)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1)-
 
      (i) omit "between the hours of eight in the morning and half-past five in the afternoon", and
 
      (ii) for "children on their way to or from school, or from one part of a school to another, are" substitute "a person is",
 
    (b) in subsection (2)-
 
      (i) for "children are" substitute "person is", and
 
      (ii) for "their" substitute "his", and
 
    (c) in subsection (5)-
 
      (i) insert "and" at the end of paragraph (a), and
 
      (ii) omit paragraph (c) and the word "and" before it.
 
Stands etc. for bicycles or motor cycles
Stands etc. for bicycles or motor cycles.     268. - (1) The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 63 (power of authorities to provide stands and racks for bicycles), for "and racks for bicycles" substitute "or racks for, or devices for securing, bicycles or motor cycles".
 
      (3) In section 136(4) (meaning of "motor cycle"), for "section 57" substitue "sections 57 and 63".
 
 
Financial assistance: inland waterway and sea freight
Financial assistance for inland waterway and sea freight.     269. - (1) The Secretary of State may make grants or other payments for the purpose of securing or encouraging the carriage of goods by inland waterway or by sea rather than by road where he is satisfied that that is in the public interest.
 
      (2) Grants or payments under this section may in particular be made in respect of facilities for or in connection with the carriage of goods by inland waterway or by sea (including facilities for loading or unloading goods).
 
      (3) Grants or payments under this section shall be of such amount and subject to such conditions (including conditions requiring their repayment in specified circumstances) as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
      (4) So far as it relates to inland waterways in Wales the power conferred by this section is a power of the National Assembly for Wales.
 
      (5) The power conferred by this section may only be exercised in or as regards Scotland if its exercise relates to reserved matters within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998.
 
      (6) In this section "inland waterway" includes both a natural and an artificial inland waterway.
 
 
Supplementary
Offences: general.     270. - (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.     271. Schedule 31 contains repeals and revocations.
 
Commencement.     272. - (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 151-
 
 
    (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 231 (and Schedule 24) and section 253 (and Schedule 28) come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (5) In section 245, 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.
 
 
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