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Statutory Instrument 1994 No. 144

The Free Zone (Humberside) Designation Order 1994

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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1994 No. 144


The Free Zone (Humberside) Designation Order 1994

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Made26th January 1994
Coming into force1st February 1994

    The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 100A of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979[1] and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:
    Citation and commencement
        1.    This Order may be cited as the Free Zone (Humberside) Designation Order 1994 and shall come into force on 1st February 1994.
    Designation of area as free zone
        2.—(1)  An area of 10.322 acres, in the parish of Stoneferry in the County of Humberside, shown enclosed by a red line on a map (in this article referred to as "the map"), being of a scale of 1:500, and signed by a Collector of Customs and Excise, shall be a free zone.

        (2)  The map shall be kept by the Commissioners at their Headquarters, New King's Beam House, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PJ and a copy thereof at the offices of the responsible authority.

        (3)  The map or a copy thereof may, on application, be inspected by members of the public at reasonable hours without charge.
    Appointment of responsible authority
        3.    The responsible authority for the free zone shall be Transport Development Group Limited whose Registered Office is at Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NR.
    Period of validity of Order
        4.    This Order shall have effect for a period of 10 years from the date of coming into force.
    Conditions imposed on responsible authority
        5.    The responsible authority shall-
       (a) maintain an office in the free zone or such other place as the Commissioners may allow at which shall be kept any records, for which the responsible authority is responsible, relating to the free zone and the business carried on therein;
       (b) keep separate accounts in connection with the free zone;
       (c) provide such information in connection with the free zone and the operation thereof to any person authorised by the Treasury, as that person may reasonably require;
       (d) provide, free of expense to the Crown, such accommodation and facilities including furniture, fittings and equipment as the Commissioners may reasonably require and such accommodation and facilities shall be properly maintained, heated, lighted, ventilated and kept clean by the responsible authority;
       (e) provide, free of expense to the Crown, such area of land within the free zone as the Commissioners may reasonably require for the examination of goods and vehicles and shall provide and maintain such appliances and afford such other facilities which are reasonably necessary to enable an account to be taken of any goods or make any examination or search.
    Health and safety
        6.    Without prejudice to the responsibilities of persons occupying premises within the free zone, the responsible authority shall ensure that the working conditions within the free zone are safe and without risk to the health and safety of persons employed by the Commissioners and shall comply with any requirements concerning health and safety imposed by any competent authority.

Tim Wood

Irvine Patnick

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

26th January 1994


(This note is not part of the Order)
    This Order designates a free zone at Humberside. It appoints the responsible authority and imposes obligations upon that authority relating to the operation of the zone.

ISBN 0 11 043144 8


[1] 1979 c. 2; section 100A was introduced by section 8 of and Schedule 4 to the Finance Act 1984 (c. 43).

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