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Public Health and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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Public Health and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

1955 CHAPTER 13

An Act to extend the powers of certain public authorities to supply water, to increase the amount recoverable by local authorities in respect of expenses of providing water supplies, and to provide for the incidence of certain water rates; to restrict the use of public sewers for private purposes; to regulate the provision of sanitary conveniences at certain sports grounds; to provide for the variation of stallages, rents and tolls for markets and slaughter-houses, and to declare the law touching the extent of certain slaughter-house charges; to extend thr powers of certain local authorities with respect to war memorials; to enable the honorary freedom of certain boroughs to be conferred on persons other than individuals; to increase the sums which rural district councils may subscribe to their association; to empower certain local authorities to contribute towards the maintenance or establishment of certain museums; to empower urban sanitary authorities to adopt private streets; to empower certain local authorities to acquire or provide, and to furnish, accommodation for certain public purposes, and to acquire land for the purpose of such provision; to provide for the annual audit of the accounts of certain local authorities; to extend the term for the repayment of sums temporarily borrowed by local authorities; to make further provision with respect to the sealing of contracts by local authorities; to impose penalties on members of certain local authorities who participate in matters while pecuniarily interested; to provide for the variation of the rate of interest payable on certain compensation moneys; to empower certain local authorities to pay travelling and subsistence allowances to their members and to insure their members against accidents; to declare the powers of county councils with respect to the collection of rates in one sum; to empower certain local authorities to establish certain special funds; to provide for the dissolution and transfer of functions of town commissioners; to facilitate the payment of local government superannuation benefits in certain special circumstances, and make further provision as to the superannuation of certain officers of joint bodies; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[21st June 1955]

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