Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act 2004

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The Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act 2004[1]
Long title An Act to apply section 314 of the Highways Act 1980 to offences under sections 137 and 137ZA of that Act.
Chapter 2004 c 29
Dates
Royal Assent 15 November 2004[2][3]
Commencement 15 January 2005[4]
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act 2004 (c 29) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Parliamentary debates[edit]

The Bill for this Act passed through its stages in the House of Commons on the following dates:

First Reading 7 January 2004[5]
Second Reading 6 February 2004[6]
Committee 11 March 2004[7]
Report and Third Reading 21 May 2004[8]

The Bill for this Act passed through its stages in the House of Lords on the following dates:

First Reading 24 May 2004[9]
Second Reading 16 July 2004[10]
Committee 21 October 2004[11]
Third Reading 8 November 2004[12]

Section 1 - Liability of officers etc. for obstruction by body corporate[edit]

Section 1(1) inserts references to sections 137 and 137ZA of Highways Act 1980 into section 314(3) of that Act.

Section 1(2) provides that section 314 of that Act applies by virtue of this section to any offence under section 137ZA(3) committed after the commencement of this Act, including one committed in respect of an order made before that commencement.

Section 2 - Commencement and short title[edit]

Section 2(1) 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.[13] The day (that is to say, 15 November 2004) on which the Act was passed (that is to say, received royal assent) is included in the period of two months.[14] This means that the Act came into force on 15 January 2005.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 2(2) of this Act.
  2. ^ Hansard (House of Lords), vol. 666, col. 1185
  3. ^ Hansard (House of Commons), vol. 426, col. 1009
  4. ^ The Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act 2004, section 2(1)
  5. ^ Hansard (House of Commons), vol. 416, col. 262
  6. ^ Hansard (House of Commons), vol. 417, col. 1091
  7. ^ Hansard Standing Committee F
  8. ^ Hansard (House of Commons), vol. 421, cols. 1205 to 1209
  9. ^ Hansard (House of Lords), vol. 661, col. 1052
  10. ^ Hansard (House of Lords), vol. 663, cols. 1528 to 1529
  11. ^ Hansard (House of Lords), vol. 665 col. 929
  12. ^ Hansard (House of Lords), vol. 666, col. 615
  13. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 5 and Schedule 1
  14. ^ 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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