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New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. General Powers of the Minister and the Ministry Power to...

    1. General Powers of the Minister and the Ministry

      1. 1.Power to designate site of new town.

      2. 2.New town advisory committees.

      3. 3.Power to make surveys, etc.

      4. 4.Power to acquire land.

      5. 5.Power to dispose of land.

      6. S. 6 rep. by 1972 NI 17

    2. Constitution of New Town Commissions

      1. 7.New town commissions.

      2. 8.Power of Ministry to make arrangements for the transfer of staff to the service of new town commissions.

      3. S. 9 rep. by 1972 NI 10; SR 1981/96

      4. 10.Accounts of new town commissions, and audit.

      5. 11.Annual reports of new town commissions.

      6. 12.Duty of new town commissions to disclose information to Ministry.

      7. 13.Power of Ministry to give directions to new town commissions.

    3. Development Functions of New Town Commissions

      1. 14.Duty of new town commissions to submit development proposals.

      2. 15.Acquisition of land by new town commissions.

      3. S. 16 rep. by 1981 NI 13

      4. 17.General powers of new town commissions.

      5. 18.Borrowing powers of new town commissions.

      6. 19.Payment of certain contributions, etc., to new town commissions.

      7. 20.Power of new town commissions to make byelaws.

      8. S. 21 rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/285

      9. 22.Recovery of possession of premises let by new town commissions.

      10. Ss. 23, 24 rep. by 1985 NI 15

      11. 25.Extinguishment by new town commissions of public rights of way.

      12. 26.Contributions by new town commissions towards expenditure in relation to, and for the provision of amenities in, new towns.

      13. 27.Power of new town commissions to recover certain expenses from district councils.

    4. Municipal Functions of New Town Commissions

      1. 28.Power of Ministry to confer municipal functions on new town commissions.

      2. 29.Provisions supplemental to section 28.

      3. 30.General provisions with respect to municipal functions of new town commissions.

      4. 31.Financial provisions with respect to municipal functions of new town commissions.

      5. 32.Committees.

      6. [32A.Exercise of municipal functions through the agency of other bodies.

    5. Termination of New Town Commissions

      1. 33.Termination and winding up of new town commissions.

    6. Supplemental

      1. 34.General provisions with respect to the transfer of functions, etc.

      2. 35.Provisions with respect to the transfer and compensation of staff.

      3. S. 36 rep. by 1977 NI 8

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. Ss. 37, 38 rep. by 1973 NI 21

      2. S. 39 rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/285; 1978 NI 20...

      3. S. 40 rep. by 1978 NI 11

      4. 41.Power to enter on lands.

      5. 42.Inquiries and investigations.

      6. 43.Power of Ministry to make regulations.

    8. Financial Provisions

      1. 44.Power of Ministry to make grants or advances to new town commissions.

      2. 45.Duty of Ministry to prepare an account of advances and receipts.

      3. 46.Expenses.

    9. General

      1. 47.Power to expand or develop existing towns.

      2. 48.Interpretation.

      3. 49.Short title.

  3. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PROCEDURE WITH RESPECT TO ORDERS UNDER SECTION 1 AND MUNICIPAL FUNCTIONS ORDERS

      1. PART I PROVISIONS AS TO ORDERS UNDER SECTION 1

        1. 1.Where the Minister proposes to make an order under section...

        2. 2.There shall be attached to every draft order prepared under...

        3. 3.When a draft order has been prepared under paragraph 1,...

        4. 4.As soon as may be after an order has been...

        5. Para. 5 rep. by 1968 c. 33 (NI)

      2. PART II PROVISIONS AS TO MUNICIPAL FUNCTIONS ORDERS

        1. 1.Where the Ministry proposes to make a municipal functions order...

        2. 2.As soon as may be after a municipal functions order...

        3. 3.For the purposes of this Part— (a) paragraphs 3( c)...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MODIFICATIONS OF SCHEDULE 5 TO THE ROADS ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1948 FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 4

      1. 1.References to the Ministry or to the authority shall be...

      2. 2.References to the said Schedule 5 shall be construed as...

      3. 3.The expressions “land” and “estate” shall have the meanings respectively...

      4. 4.Paragraph 1 shall be omitted.

      5. 5.In paragraph 2— (a) sub-paragraph (1) shall be omitted;

      6. 6.In paragraph 3— (a) in sub-paragraph (1) the words “,...

      7. 7.In paragraph 4( b), the two references to the said...

      8. 8.In paragraph 5— (a) in the first sub-paragraph, the words...

      9. 9.In paragraph 10, the words from the beginning of head...

      10. 10.For the purposes of a vesting order in respect of...

    3. SCHEDULE 4

      NEW TOWN COMMISSIONS

      1. Constitution

        1. 1.A new town commission (in this Schedule referred to as...

        2. 2.Section 19 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall...

        3. 3.The commission shall consist of not more than nine or...

        4. 4.The Minister shall appoint one of the members of the...

        5. 5.A member of the commission, the Chairman or Vice-Chairman may,...

        6. 6.Where the Minister is satisfied that a member of the...

        7. 7.If the Chairman or Vice-Chairman ceases to be a member...

        8. 8.A person who ceases to be a member of the...

      2. Remuneration

        1. 9.The commission shall pay to persons holding the office of...

      3. Proceedings

        1. 10.The Ministry may give directions to the commission as to...

        2. 11.The validity of the proceedings of the commission shall not...

      4. Officers and Servants

        1. 12.The commission— (a) shall, with the approval of the Ministry,...

      5. Instruments and Contracts

        1. 13.The fixing of the seal of the commission shall be...

        2. 14.Any contract or instrument which if made or executed by...

    4. SCHEDULE 5

      MODIFICATIONS OF SECTION 22(2) OF AND SCHEDULE 2 TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1934 FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 15

      1. 1.References to a vesting order made under section 22 of...

      2. 2.References to the local authority shall be construed as references...

      3. 3.References to the Ministry within the meaning of that Act...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraph 1, references to the said section 22...

      5. 5.In the first paragraph of article 6 of the said...

      6. 6.In article 11(1) of that Schedule, the reference to the...

      7. 7.In article 27 of that Schedule, the reference to the...

      8. 8.In article 28 of that Schedule, for the definition of...

      9. 9.In that Schedule, “estate” shall have the meaning assigned to...

      10. 10.Where under subsection (3) of section 15 an application is...

    5. SCHEDULE 6

      PROVISIONS CONSEQUENTIAL ON THE TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

      1. Definitions

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “the date of transfer” means, in relation...

      2. Construction of transferred provisions

        1. 2.In the construction and for the purposes of any transferred...

      3. Transfer of property

        1. 3.(1) All property, whether real or personal (including choses-in-action), which...

      4. Transfer of liabilities

        1. 4.(1) Every debt and other liability (including stock and mortgage...

      5. Preservation of continuing contracts

        1. 5.Every bond, guarantee, or other security of a continuing character...

      6. Continuance of byelaws, rules and regulations

        1. 6.Every byelaw, rule and regulation lawfully made or deemed to...

      7. Continuance of resolutions etc.

        1. 7.Every resolution passed or deemed to have been passed, order...

      8. Continuance of pending legal proceedings

        1. 8.In every action, suit, prosecution or other proceeding which stood...

      9. Collection of rates

        1. 9.(1) All rates which immediately before the date of transfer...

      10. Admissibility in evidence of books

        1. 10.(1) All books and other documents directed or authorised by...

      11. Audit of accounts

        1. 11.(1) The accounts of all receipts and payments of the...

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