27 The Secretary of State may make a payment to the Authority—
(a) by way of grant (subject to such conditions, if any, as the Secretary of
State may specify), or
(b) by way of loan (on such terms, as to interest or otherwise, as the
Secretary of State may specify).
28 The Authority may accept money or other property, by way of grant, loan or
otherwise, from any person (whether or not subject to conditions or terms).
29 The Authority may borrow money only from or with the consent (which
may be general or specific) of the Secretary of State.
30 All money received by the Authority shall be paid into the British Transport
31 The Authority may acquire, develop or dispose of property.
32 The financial year of the Authority shall be the period of twelve months
ending with 31st March.
33 (1) The Authority shall not be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown or
as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.
(2) Property of the Authority shall not be regarded as property of or held on
behalf of the Crown.
(3) Membership of or employment by the Authority is not employment in the
civil service of the State.
British Transport Police: Consequential Amendments
British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix)
1 Section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (constables) shall
cease to have effect.
Railways Act 1993 (c. 43)
2 Sections 132 and 133 of (and Schedule 10 to) the Railways Act 1993 (transport
police) shall cease to have effect.
Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24)
3 Paragraphs 6 and 25 of Schedule 7 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security
Act 2001 (amendment of s. 43 of Police (Scotland) Act 1967 and s. 90 of Police
Act 1996) shall cease to have effect.
4 (1) In the enactments specified in sub-paragraph (2) and, in so far as necessary
in consequence of Part 3 of this Act, in any other enactment, legislative or
other instrument or document—
(a) a reference (whether or not as the “British Transport Police Force”) to
constables appointed under section 53 of the British Transport
Commission Act 1949 shall be treated as a reference to the British
Transport Police Force established by Part 3 of this Act, and
(b) a definition of the “British Transport Police Force” or the “British
Transport Police” shall cease to have effect.
(2) The enactments referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are—
(a) sections 11, 12, 17, 42 and 51 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77)
(general provisions, &c.),
(b) sections 54 and 57 of the Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27) (Crown
(c) sections 35, 36, 63A and 118 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act
1984 (c. 60) (custody, &c.),
(d) sections 2, 2A and 2B of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c. 4)
(e) sections 54, 75, 87 and 89 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
(c. 53) (fixed penalty),
(f) sections 60 and 60AA of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act
1994 (c. 33) (stop and search, &c.),
(g) section 64 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50) (Crown
(h) sections 23, 24, 25, 30, 91 and 101 of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16)
(i) sections 6, 9, 46, 55, 90, 93 and 94 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50)
(j) sections 1 and 16 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37) (anti-
social behaviour and truancy),
(k) sections 34, 44, 121 and 122 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) (powers),
(l) section 100 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24)
(jurisdiction of transport police), and
(m) sections 26, 43, 82 and 106 of the Police Reform Act 2002 (c. 30) (co-
operation, safety and nationality).
Convention on International Carriage by Rail
PROVISION WHICH MAY BE INCLUDED IN REGULATIONS MADE UNDER OR
BY VIRTUE OF SECTION 103
1 (1) In this Schedule “regulations” means regulations which are made—
(a) in connection with the Convention specified in section 103(1), and
(b) under section 103(1) or section 2 of the European Communities Act
1972 (c. 68) (implementation of Community obligations).
(2) An expression used in this Schedule and in the Convention has the same
meaning in this Schedule as in the Convention.
(3) In this Schedule—
“court” includes “tribunal”, and
“legal proceedings” includes arbitration.
2 Regulations may—
(a) make provision enabling a right or duty arising under the
Convention to be enforced;
(b) deal with any matter arising out of or related to the Convention;
(c) supplement or amplify a provision of the Convention;
(d) amend an enactment;
(e) apply, disapply or modify the effect of an enactment;
(f) confer jurisdiction on a court;
(g) confer a function (which may include a discretionary function) on
the Secretary of State or a person appointed in accordance with the
(h) impose a duty to co-operate with a person exercising a function
under the Convention or the regulations;
(i) enable a fee to be charged in connection with an inspection or the
exercise of another function under the Convention or the regulations;
(j) require a person to provide information to the Secretary of State or
(k) make provision about the disclosure of information;
(l) make provision about the admission of railway vehicles or other
railway material to international traffic, which may include
(i) which concerns the movement or treatment of vehicles or
other material following admission;
(ii) which concerns the movement or treatment of passengers
(m) make provision which applies generally or only in specific
(n) make different provision for different circumstances;
(o) include consequential provision (which may include provision
amending or repealing an enactment);
(p) include transitional, supplemental or incidental provision.
Changes to Convention
3 (1) Regulations may make provision about modification of the Convention in
accordance with its provisions.
(2) In particular, the regulations may—
(a) provide for a reference to the Convention to be treated following
modification (whether occurring before or after the reference first
takes effect) as a reference to the Convention as modified;
(b) make different provision in respect of modification by decision of a
committee and modification by decision of the General Assembly;
(c) provide for a suspension under Article 35(4) of the Convention to be
disregarded except in so far as it relates to the United Kingdom;
(d) give effect to a transitional provision made by or under the
(e) make transitional provision in relation to a modification of the
(3) In this paragraph a reference to modification of the Convention includes a
(a) the validation of a technical standard, and
(b) the adoption of a uniform technical prescription.
4 Regulations may make provision about the publication of—
(a) a change to the list of parties to the Convention;
(b) a declaration, objection or reservation by a party to the Convention;
(c) the suspension of part of the Convention in relation to a party;
(d) a modification of the Convention (including the validation of a
technical standard or the adoption of a uniform technical
Imposition of conditions
5 (1) Regulations may specify conditions which must be satisfied before a person
(a) exercise a right under the Convention, or
(b) do something to which the Convention applies.
(2) The conditions may, in particular, relate to—
(a) the making of an application;
(b) the determination of an application by the Secretary of State or
(c) the payment of a fee;
(d) the provision of information;
(e) the display of a sign on a rail vehicle;
(f) the attendance of a constable.
6 (1) Regulations may provide a criminal or other sanction in connection with a
duty arising under the Convention or the regulations.
(2) But regulations may not create a criminal offence which—
(a) is punishable with imprisonment, or
(b) is punishable on summary conviction with a fine exceeding the
statutory maximum or level 5 on the standard scale.
(3) Sub-paragraph (2) shall not apply to an offence created in reliance on section
2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68).
(4) Sub-paragraph (2) shall also not apply to an offence created by way of or in
connection with a provision which—
(a) applies (with or without modification) a provision made in reliance
on an Act other than this Act,
(b) is similar to provision made in reliance on an Act other than this Act,
(c) is made partly in reliance on this Act and partly in reliance on
Related legal proceedings
7 (1) Regulations may make provision designed to prevent double recovery.
(2) In particular, regulations may require or enable a court to—
(a) have regard to the result or possible result of other proceedings,
whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere and whether actual or
(b) make an award wholly or partly conditional on the result of other
Enforcement of judgments
8 (1) Regulations may make provision about the enforcement of judgments.
(2) The regulations may, in particular, make provision about the application of
Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 (c. 13).
Special drawing rights
9 (1) Regulations may make provision for the conversion of special drawing
rights into sterling in connection with the application of the Convention or
the regulations to legal proceedings.
(2) Regulations may, in particular—
(a) make provision by reference to determinations of the International
(b) require or enable a matter to be certified by or on behalf of the
(c) provide for the proof and treatment of a certificate under paragraph
(d) enable a fee to be charged for the issue of a certificate under
10 This Schedule is without prejudice to the generality of—
(a) section 103(1), or
(b) section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972.