Electric Lighting Act 1888

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1888 c. 12


Electric Lighting Act, 1888;

(51 & 52 Vict.) CHAPTER 12.

An Act to amend the Electric Lighting Act, 1882.

[28th June 1888]

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:

S-1 Consent of local authority generally required to provisional order for supply of electricity.

1 Consent of local authority generally required to provisional order for supply of electricity.

1. Notwithstanding anything in the Electric Lighting Act, 1882, no provisional order authorising the supply of electricity by any Undertakers within the district of any local authority shall be granted by the Board of Trade except with the consent of such local authority, unless the Board of Trade, in any case in which the consent of such local authority is refused, are of opinion that, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, such consent ought to be dispensed with, and in such case they shall make a special report, stating the grounds upon which they have dispensed with such consent. The grant of authority to any Undertakers to supply electricity within any area, whether granted by licence or by means of a provisional order, shall not in any way hinder or restrict the granting of a licence or provisional order to the local authority, or to any other company or person within the same area.

S-2 Repeal of 45 & 46 Vict. c. 56. s. 27.

2 Repeal of 45 & 46 Vict. c. 56. s. 27.

2. Section twenty-seven of the Electric Lighting Act, 1882, is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof the following provisions shall have effect; that is to say,

Where any Undertakers are authorised by a provisional order or special Act to supply electricity within any area, any local authority within whose jurisdiction such area or any part thereof is situated may, within six months after the expiration of a period of forty-two years, or such shorter period as is specified in that behalf in the provisional order or in the special Act, from the date of the passing of the Act confirming such provisional order, or of such special Act, and within six months after the expiration of every subsequent period of ten years, or such shorter period as is specified in that behalf in the provisional order or in the special Act, by notice in writing require such Undertakers to sell, and thereupon such Undertakers shall sell to them their undertaking, or so much of the same as is within such jurisdiction, upon terms of paying the then value of all lands, buildings, works, materials, and plant of such Undertakers suitable to and used by them for the purposes of their undertaking within such jurisdiction, such value to be in case of difference determined by arbitration: Provided that the value of such lands, buildings, works, materials, and plant shall be deemed to be their fair market value at the time of the purchase, due regard being had to the nature and then condition of such buildings, works, materials, and plant, and to the state of repair thereof, and to the circumstance that they are in such a...

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