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Street Works Bill [H.L.]

This is the Street Works Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 15th May 2000.

Street Works Bill [H.L.]
1.Street works: charge for occupation of the highway.
2.Short title, commencement and extent.





Make provision for charges for the occupation of a maintainable highway by undertakers executing street works.

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:-

Street works: charge for occupation of the highway.     1. For section 74 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 there is substituted-
"Charge for occupation of the highway.     74. - (1) An undertaker executing street works in a maintainable highway shall pay a charge to the highway authority of £1,000 for each day or part of a day in which a street, or a unit of area of a street, is occupied for the purpose of executing the street works.
    (2) Where street works occupy more than one unit of area of a street a charge is payable under subsection (1) in respect of each unit.
      (3) The Secretary of State shall make provision by regulations-
    (a) as to the meaning of "unit of area" in this section;
    (b) as to the time and manner of making payment of a charge;
    (c) for the highway authority to reduce the amount, or waive payment, of a charge in any particular case, in such classes of case as they may decide or as may be prescribed, or generally.
      (4) The Secretary of State may by regulations substitute for the sum mentioned in subsection (1) such higher sum as appears to him appropriate.
      (5) Regulations under subsection (4) shall not be made unless a draft of them has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
      (6) Regulations under subsection (3)(a) may make different provision in respect of different areas or classes of area or for different streets or classes of street."
Short title, commencement and extent.     2. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Street Works Act 2000.
      (2) So much of section 1 as contains section 74(3) and (6) of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and this section come into force on the day on which this Act is passed; the other provisions of this Act come into force three months after the day on which this Act is passed.
      (3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

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