Leeds City Council Act 2013

Nº documento:2013 CHAPTER ii

An Act to confer powers on Leeds City Council for the better control of street trading in the city of Leeds.


The city of Leeds (hereinafter called “the city”) is a district under the management and local government of Leeds City Council (hereinafter called “the council”):

Certain powers relating to street trading in the city are exercisable by the council under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and for their better enforcement it is expedient to amend that Act in its application to Leeds and supplement those powers:

The objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament:

In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of section 239 of the Local Government Act 1972 have been observed:

May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted, and 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:—


1 Citation

This Act may be cited as the Leeds City Council Act 2013.

2 Interpretation

In this Act—

“the 1982 Act”means the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982;

“authorised officer”means an officer of the council authorised by the council in writing in compliance with section 12 to act for the purposes of this Act;

“the city”means the city of Leeds;

“the council”means the Leeds City Council;

“a relevant offence”means an offence—

under paragraph 10 of Schedule 4 to the 1982 Act; or

of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of an offence under that paragraph,committed on or after the day on which this Act came into force.

3 Application

This Act applies so long as any resolution by the council under section 3 of the 1982 Act remains in force.


4 Pedlars

(1) In their application to a designated area of the city, the provisions of Schedule 4 to the 1982 Act shall apply with the modifications set out in subsections (2) and (3).

(2) In paragraph 1(2)(a) , there are inserted, after the reference to the Pedlars Act 1871 , the words “provided the trading is carried out in accordance with subparagraph (2 A) below”.

(3) After paragraph 1(2) , the following sub-paragraphs are inserted—

“(2 A) Trading is carried on in accordance with this sub-paragraph if—

(a) it is carried out only by means of visits from house to house; or

(b) all articles intended to be used for any purpose connected with the trading are carried in either or both of the following ways—

(i) they are carried, without any other means of support, by the holder of the pedlar’s certificate during the time in which the trading takes place; or

(ii) they are carried in a single, wheeled trolley which is pushed or pulled by the holder of the pedlar’s certificate and in relation to which the condition specified in subparagraph

(2 B) is fulfilled and, if applicable, the condition specified in sub-paragraph (2 C) is fulfilled.

(2 B) The condition of this sub-paragraph is that the trolley (excluding its handle and any display of articles on the trolley) does not at any point exceed—

(a) a width of 0.75 metres;

(b) a depth (front to back) of 0.5 metres;

(c) a height of 1.25 metres.

(2 C) The condition of this sub-paragraph is that if articles are displayed on the trolley, the trolley (including its handle) and the display together...

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