The Local Government (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-02-10

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Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 318 (S.22)

The Local Government (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Order 1997

10th February 1997

Laid before Parliament
27th February 1997

Coming into force
20th March 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 181(1) and (2) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Local Government (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 20th March 1997.

Amendment of Transport Act 1968

2.  In section 56(6) of the Transport Act 1968(2) (meaning of “local authority”)–

(a)the word “or” immediately preceding paragraph (d) shall cease to have effect; and

(b)after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted–


(e)Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority;”.

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
10th February 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends section 56 of the Transport Act 1968 so as to include Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority (“SPTA”) as one of the passenger transport authorities defined for the purposes of that section as a local authority. This allows the SPTA to make capital grants in connection with the provision, improvement or development of public passenger transport facilities of benefit to the Authority’s area.

1994 c. 39.

1968 c. 73; relevant amendments were made by the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51), Schedule 12, paragraph 3; and by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), Schedule 13, paragraph 80(7) and Schedule 14.