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Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill


Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill



Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food

and Rural Affairs with the consent of Mr Michael Jabez Foster, the Member in charge

of the Bill, are published separately as EN—30.

Bill 30 53/3

Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill






Apply section 314 of the Highways Act 1980 to offences under sections 137

and 137ZA of that Act. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


Liability of officers etc. for obstruction by body corporate


In section 314 of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) (offences by body corporate), in

subsection (3) after “sections” there is inserted “137, 137ZA”.


Section 314 applies by virtue of this section to any offence under section

137ZA(3) (offence of failing to comply with an order under section 137ZA(1))


committed after the commencement of this Act, including one committed in

respect of an order made before that commencement.


Commencement and short title


This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning

with the day on which it is passed.



This Act may be cited as the Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act


Bill 30 53/3

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