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Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974

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Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974

1974 CHAPTER xxiv

An Act to confer further powers upon the Greater London Council and other authorities; and for other purposes.

31st July 1974.


(1) It is expedient that further and better provision should be made for the improvement, public health and safety, and local government services of, and traffic management in, Greater London and that the powers of the Greater London Council (hereinafter called “the Council”), of the London borough councils and of the Common Council of the City of London should be extended and amended as provided in this Act:

(2) It is expedient that as in this Act provided the Council should be empowered to use, manage and maintain certain lands and buildings in the London Borough of Hillingdon known as Park Lodge Farm for the purposes of agriculture, education, recreation and leisure and to permit the public to use those lands and buidings for those purposes:

(3) It is expedient that as in this Act provided the Council should be empowered to lease a part of the Crystal Palace and park for the construction of a reservoir:

(4) It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted:

(5) The purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:

(6) In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the Council have complied with the requirements of section 254 of theM1 Local Government Act 1933:

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