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City of London (Union of Parishes) Act 1907

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11 Common Council to be overseers.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)On and after the appointed day the Common Council shall be the overseers of the parish of the city of London and shall appoint such officers as may be required to assist in the transaction of the business and shall defray the expenses of and incidental to the performance of the duties of overseers [F1and from and after the appointed day no authority other than the Common Council shall appoint collectors of poor rate] Provided that the secondary of the city of London shall have the powers and duties and be subject to the liabilities of overseers with respect to the preparation of lists of voters in the said city.

(2)Any document (other than lists of voters) required to be signed by overseers may be signed by the town clerk of the city of London or such other person as the Common Council may appoint in that behalf.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this Act the Common Council may authorise or appoint a committee or committees to consist of members of the said Council to perform all or any of the duties of overseers by this Act transferred to or vested in the said Council.

Every committee shall report their proceedings to the Common Council but to the extent to which the Common Council so direct the acts and proceedings of the committee shall not require the approval of the Common Council Provided that a committee shall not raise money by loan or by rate or spend any money beyond the sum allowed by the Common Council.

(4)A scheme under this Act may make such provisions as appear necessary for adapting the enactments relating to the registration of electors to the provisions of this Act with respect to the powers and duties of the secondary and overseers.

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C1S.11(1)(4) amended with substitution of “the town clerk” for “the secondary” by City of London (Various Powers) Act 1968 (c. xxxvii), s. 3(1)(a)(2)

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