Liverpool City Council Act 2006

Document Number:2006 CHAPTER iii
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 11/07/2006

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

[11 th July 2006]


The City of Liverpool (hereinafter called “the city”) is a metropolitan district under the management and local government of Liverpool 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 (c. 30) and for their better enforcement it is expedient to amend that Act in its application to Liverpool 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 (c. 70) 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 Liverpool City Council Act 2006.

2 Interpretation

(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

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

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

“the chief constable” means the Chief Constable of the Merseyside police force;

“the City” means the City of Liverpool;

“the council” means the Liverpool City Council;

“equipment” means equipment used for the purposes of street trading;

“proper officer” has the same meaning as in section 270(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70);

“receptacle” includes—

any vehicle, trailer or barrow; and

any basket, bag, box, vessel, stall, stand, easel, board, tray or other thing,

which is used (whether or not constructed or adapted for such use) as a container for or for the display of any article;

“a relevant offence” means an offence—

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

of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of an offence under that paragraph,

committed on or after the appointed day fixed for the purpose of the application of section 5 (street trading: seizure) of this Act.

3 Application and appointed day

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

(2) In this Act “the appointed day” means such day as may be fixed by resolution of the council, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(3) Different days may be fixed under this section for the purpose of the application of different...

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