Transport Act, 1944

Revised canal classification of merchandise applicable to a canal undertaker.

96.—(1) A canal undertaker may and, if required by the Minister shall, within such time as the Minister may appoint, submit to the Minister a proposal for the revised classification of merchandise for the purposes of the application to such merchandise of rates of charges to be made by that canal undertaker in respect of the carriage of merchandise by the canal of that canal undertaker, and thereupon the following provisions shall have effect—

(a) that canal undertaker shall publish the said proposal in such manner as the Minister may direct;

(b) the Minister, if he thinks fit, may refer the said proposal to the Advisory Committee for their report and advice thereon;

(c) the Minister, after consideration of the said proposal, any representations made by interested persons and, in case the said proposal has been referred to the Advisory Committee their report and advice, shall determine the classification of merchandise applicable to that undertaker for the said purpose.

(2) The revised classification of merchandise applicable to a canal undertaker shall not come into operation until the revised schedule of maximum canal charges of that canal undertaker has come into operation.