Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Act 2008

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The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Act 2008[1]
Long title An Act to make provision amending, and supplementary to, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996.
Chapter 2008 c. 5
Introduced by Ruth Kelly[2]
Territorial extent England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland
Dates
Royal Assent 22 May 2008[3]
Commencement 22 July 2008[4]
Other legislation
Related legislation Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996
Status: Current legislation
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Act 2008 (c. 5) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which amends the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996. Its principal provision is to allow the Office of Rail Regulation to charge the operator of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link "a fee in respect of the exercise of any of the Office of Rail Regulation's functions in relation to the rail link".

Passage of the bill[edit]

The legislation was introduced to the House of Commons as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill by the Secretary of State for Transport, Ruth Kelly, on 8 November 2007.[2] The Bill was read for the third time in the House of Commons on 17 January 2008 and passed to the House of Lords with one amendment agreed.[5][6] The Bill was read for the third time in the House of Lords on 13 May 2008 and was passed without further amendment.[7]

Section 6 - Interpretation, commencement, short title[edit]

Section 6(2) provides that the Act came into force at the end of the period of two months that began on the date on which it was passed. The word "months" means calendar months.[8] The day (that is to say, 22 May 2008[3]) on which the Act was passed (that is to say, received royal assent) is included in the period of two months.[9] This means that the Act came into force on 22 July 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 6(3) of this Act.
  2. ^ a b "HC Hansard Volume 467 Part 3 Column 259". Hansard. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  3. ^ a b "HL Hansard Volume 701 Part 98 Column 1549". Hansard. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  4. ^ The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Act 2008, section 6(2)
  5. ^ "HC Hansard Volume 470 Part 33 Column 1164". Hansard. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill; House of Commons, Report Stage Proceedings". Parliament of the United Kingdom. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  7. ^ "HL Hansard Volume 701 Part 91 Column 934". Hansard. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  8. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 5 and Schedule 1
  9. ^ Hare v Gocher [1962] 2 QB 641, [1962] 2 All ER 673; Trow v Ind Coope (West Midlands) Ltd [1967] 2 QB 899 at 909, [1967] 2 All ER 900, CA.

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