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(1)This Act may be cited as the London Local Authorities Act 2007.
(2)This Act and the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 2004 may be cited together as the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 2007.
(3)This Act, except—
(a)subsections (2) to (7) of section 33 (hostess bars) (as it applies otherwise than as regards the City of Westminster),
(b)section 73 (charges for pipe subways), and
(c)section 75 (mail forwarding businesses),
shall come into operation at the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which it is passed.
(4)Subsections (2) to (7) of the said section 33 shall come into operation in accordance with subsection (1) of that section.
(5)Section 73 and section 75 of this Act shall come into operation on the appointed day.
In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—
“authorised officer”, in relation to a borough council, means—
any employee of the council;
any other person by whom, in pursuance of arrangements made with the council, any functions under this Act fall to be discharged; or
any employee of any such person,
who is authorised in writing by the council to act in relation to the relevant provision of this Act;
“borough council” means London borough council and includes the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority and “borough” and “council” shall be construed accordingly.
(1)For the purposes of subsections (4) and (5) of section 1 (citation and commencement) of this Act, including the purposes of subsection (1) of section 33 (hostess bars) of this Act, “the appointed day” means such day as may be fixed in relation to a borough by resolution of the borough council, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(2)Different days may be fixed under this section for the purpose of the application of different provisions of this Act to a borough.
(3)The borough council shall cause to be published in a local newspaper circulating in the borough and in the London Gazette notice—
(a)of the passing of any such resolution and of a day fixed by them; and
(b)of the general effect of the provisions of this Act coming into operation on that day,
and the day so fixed shall not be earlier than the expiration of one month from the publication of the notice in the London Gazette.
(4)A photostatic or any other reproduction certified by the officer appointed for that purpose by the borough council to be a true reproduction of a page or part of a page of any such newspaper or London Gazette—
(a)bearing the date of its publication; and
(b)containing any such notice,
shall be evidence of the publication of the notice and of the date of publication.
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