§ 36A. Sections 35, 36B and 36D of this Act shall have effect as if references to statutory undertakers included references to operators of any telecommunications code system and as if for this purpose—
- (a) references to a statutory undertaking were references to the running of such a system, and
- (b) references to the appropriate Minister were references to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
§ Additional power to dispose of property etc.
§ 36B.—(1) Subject to the conditions set out in subsection (2) below and without prejudice to the powers contained in section 3, 18, 18AA or 18B of this Act, a development corporation may dispose of any of their property, rights or liabilities on such terms (including by way of gift) as they think fit to any person, including (without prejudice to this generality) Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Homes, a local authority or a statutory undertaker.515
§ (2) The conditions relating to the power conferred by subsection (1) above are that the power may be exercised only—
- (a) with the consent (which may be general or specific) of the Secretary of State, and
- (b) during the period from the day of coming into force of the winding up order until the date of dissolution of the corporation.
§ Direction and order making powers of Secretary of State
§ 36C.—(1) Without prejudice to the power contained in section 4(2) of this Act the Secretary of State may, in relation to a development corporation who are subject to a winding up order—
- (a) during the period from the date of coming into force of the order until the date named in the order as the date by which the corporation are to be wound up (the "winding up date"), give directions (which may be general or specific) to the corporation in relation to the winding up; and
- (b) during the period from the winding up date until the date of dissolution of the corporation, give directions (which may be general or specific) to the corporation.
§ (2) In the case of a development corporation who are subject to a winding up order the Secretary of State may exercise the power conferred by section 5(2) of this Act without its having to appear to him that there are exceptional circumstances rendering such exercise expedient.