Regional Development Agencies Act 1998

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/45/contents

Introductory Text

Part I Regional development agencies

Development agencies

1. Establishment.
2. Constitution.
3. Status.

Activities

4. Purposes.
5. Powers.
6. Delegation of functions by Ministers.
6A.Delegation of functions to the Mayor of London and the London Development Agency.
7. Strategy.
7A.The London Development Agency strategy.
7B.Secretary of State’s functions in relation to the London Development Agency strategy.
8. Regional consultation.

Financial arrangements

9. General financial duties.
10. Government grants.
11. Borrowing.
12. Government guarantees of an agency’s borrowing.
13. Government loans.
14. Accounts and records.
15. Audit.

Information, reports and accountability

16. Provision of information etc. to the Secretary of State.
17. Annual report.
18. Regional accountability.

Vesting and acquisition of land

19. Vesting of land by order.
20. Acquisition of land.
21. Rights of entry.
22. Offences in relation to rights of entry.
23. Supplementary provisions.

Miscellaneous and supplementary

24. Connection of private streets to highway.
25. Power to alter regions.
26. Change of name of agency.
26A.Power to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament.
27. General power to give guidance and directions.
28. Guidance: supplementary.
29. Consents of Secretary of State.
30. Validity of transactions.
30A.Application of guidance, consent etc. provisions to the Mayor of London.
31. Notices.
32. Minor amendments.
33. Interpretation of Part I.

Part II Existing bodies

The Development Commission

34. Transfer of property, rights and liabilities to agencies.
35. Powers in relation to the Commission.

The Urban Regeneration Agency

36. Transfer of property, rights and liabilities to agencies.
37. Powers in relation to the Agency.

Part III General

38. Corporation tax.
39. Stamp duty.
40. Directions: supplementary.
41. General interpretation.
42. Expenses.
43. Commencement.
44. Extent.
45. Short title.

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
Regions

SCHEDULE 2
Constitution of agencies

Membership
1.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a...

Chairman and deputy chairman
2.(1) A person designated as chairman or deputy chairman of...

Remuneration, pensions, etc.
3.(1) A regional development agency shall pay to its members...

Application of paragraph 3 in relation to the London Development Agency
3A.(1) Payments by way of remuneration or allowances, other than...

Staff

4.(1) A regional development agency may appoint such officers and...
5.(1) The persons to whom section 1 of the Superannuation...

Proceedings
6.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a regional...

Delegation of functions
7.(1) Anything authorised or required by or under any enactment...

Members’ interests
8.(1) A member of a regional development agency who is...

Vacancies and defective appointments
9.The validity of any proceedings of a regional development agency...

Minutes
10.(1) Minutes shall be kept of proceedings of a regional...

Execution and proof of instruments
11.(1) The application of the seal of a regional development...

SCHEDULE 3
Delegation of Ministerial functions: transfer schemes

Power to make scheme
1.(1) A Minister of the Crown may make a scheme...

Contents of scheme

2.(1) The property, rights and liabilities which may be transferred...
3.A transfer scheme may define the property, rights and liabilities...
4.A transfer scheme may also contain provision—
5.A scheme under paragraph 1(1) may also contain provision—
6.A scheme under paragraph 1(2) may also contain provision for...
7.A transfer scheme may make such supplemental, incidental and consequential...

Effect of scheme
8.On the day appointed by a transfer scheme, the property,...

Effect of transfer by scheme of contracts of employment

9.(1) This paragraph applies where rights and liabilities under a...
10.Where rights and liabilities under a contract of employment are...

Modification of scheme
11.(1) If at any time after a transfer scheme has...

Provision of information
12.A regional development agency shall provide a Minister of the...

Interpretation
13.In the application of this Schedule to a person employed...

SCHEDULE 4
Vesting of land: modifications of enactments

Land Compensation Act 1961 (c. 33)

1.The Land Compensation Act 1961 shall have effect in relation...
2.References to the date of service of a notice to...
3.In section 17(2) (certification of appropriate alternative development), for “the...
4.In section 22(2) (interpretation of Part III), at the end...
5.Any reference to a notice to treat in section 39(2)...

Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 (c. 66)

6.The Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 shall have effect...
7.(1) Any reference in Part III or IV to a...
8.In section 7(1)— (a) the reference to every person on...
9.(1) In Schedule 1, in paragraph 2(2), the reference to...

SCHEDULE 5
Acquisition of land

Part I Modifications of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981

1.(1) Where a compulsory purchase order authorising the acquisition of...
2.The reference in section 17(3) of the Acquisition of Land...

Part II Acquisition of rights

3.(1) The Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”) shall...
4.For sections 7 and 8 of the 1965 Act there...
5.(1) The following provisions of the 1965 Act (which state...

SCHEDULE 6
Vesting and acquisition of land: supplementary provisions

Extinguishment of rights over land
1.(1) On an order under section 19(1) coming into force...

Power to override easements
2.(1) The erection, construction, carrying out, or maintenance of any...

Consecrated land and burial grounds
3.(1) Any consecrated land, whether including a building or not,...

Open spaces
4.(1) Any land being, or forming part of, a common,...

Displacement of persons
5.If the Secretary of State certifies that possession of a...

Extinguishment of public rights of way

6.(1) Where any land has been vested in or acquired...
7.(1) In this paragraph any reference to making a final...

Telegraphic lines
8.(1) Where an order under paragraph 6 extinguishing a public...

Statutory undertakers

9.(1) Where any land has been vested in or acquired...
10.(1) Before making an order under paragraph 9 the Secretary...
11.(1) Where any land has been vested in or acquired...
12.(1) The powers conferred by this paragraph shall be exercisable...
13.(1) As soon as may be after making such a...
14.(1) Where, on a representation made by statutory undertakers, the...
15.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 12 and 14, an...

Interpretation
16.(1) Any expression used in this Schedule to which a...

Schedule 6A
Promotion of Bills in Parliament by the London Development Agency

Preliminary requirements
1.No Bill may be deposited in Parliament by virtue of...

Consultation on draft Bill

2.(1) The London Development Agency shall– (a) prepare a draft...
2.Those bodies and persons are–
(a) the Mayor of London (b) the London Assembley
3.Where the London Development Agency sends copies of the draft...
2.Those bodies and persons are–
(a) the Mayor of London (b) the London Assembley
3.Where the London Development Agency sends copies of the draft...

Publicity for, and exposure of, the draft Bill

3.(1) Throughout the consultation period, the London Development Agency shall...
3.A copy of the draft Bill, or any part of...
4.In this paragraph, “the consultation period”means the period which–
3.A copy of the draft Bill, or any part of...
4.In this paragraph, “the consultation period”means the period which–

Deposition of the Bill in Parliament
4.(1) If, after the requirements of paragraph 2 have been...

Bills affecting statutory functions of London local authorities

5.If a Bill proposed to be deposited in Parliament by...
(a) in a case where the exercise of statutory functions...
2.In this paragraph “London local authority”means– (a) a London borough...
(a) in a case where the exercise of statutory functions...
2.In this paragraph “London local authority”means– (a) a London borough...

Publicity for the deposited Bill
6.(1) This paragraph applies where a Bill (“the deposited Bill”)...

SCHEDULE 7
Minor amendments

Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)
1.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958, in...

Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)
2.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, there...

Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (c. 39)
3.The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 shall have...

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)
4.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)
5.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

SCHEDULE 8
The Development Commission: transfer schemes

Definitions
1.In this Schedule— “the Commission” means the Development Commission, and...

Making and approval of transfer scheme

2.(1) Where the Commission is required to make a transfer...
3.(1) The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the...

Contents of scheme

4.(1) The property, rights and liabilities which may be transferred...
5.A transfer scheme may define the property, rights and liabilities...
6.A transfer scheme may also contain provision—
7.A transfer scheme may make such supplemental, incidental and consequential...

Effect of scheme
8.On the date appointed by a transfer scheme, the property,...

Effect of transfer by scheme of contracts of employment
9.(1) This paragraph applies where rights and liabilities under a...

Modification of scheme
10.(1) If at any time after a transfer scheme has...

Provision of information to Secretary of State
11.The Commission and the regional development agencies shall provide the...

SCHEDULE 9
The Urban Regeneration Agency: transfer schemes

Definitions
1.In this Schedule— “the Agency” means the Urban Regeneration Agency,...

Making and approval of transfer scheme

2.(1) Where the Agency is required to make a transfer...
3.(1) The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the...

Contents of scheme

4.(1) The property, rights and liabilities which may be transferred...
5.A transfer scheme may define the property, rights and liabilities...
6.A transfer scheme may also contain provision—
7.A transfer scheme may make such supplemental, incidental and consequential...

Effect of scheme
8.On the date appointed by a transfer scheme, the property,...

Effect of transfer by scheme of contracts of employment
9.(1) This paragraph applies where rights and liabilities under a...

Modification of scheme
10.(1) If at any time after a transfer scheme has...

Provision of information to Secretary of State
11.The Agency and the regional development agencies shall provide the...
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