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Housing Act 1957

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Miscellaneous provisions as to London

183Relations between local authorities in London

(1)The London County Council and the Common Council of the City of London or the council of a metropolitan borough may at any time enter into an agreement with respect to—

(a)any action to be taken under the provisions of Part III of this Act relating to clearance areas, or redevelopment areas, or under Part IV of this Act, or under the provisions of section one hundred and sixty-four of this Act relating to schemes of improvement or reconstruction, or in connection with the provision of new houses to abate overcrowding ;

(b)the exercise by one of the parties to the agreement of any powers conferred under the provisions of Part III of this Act relating to redevelopment areas or under Part IV of this Act on the other party thereto ;

(c)the making of contributions by one of those councils towards the expenses incurred by the other of them in taking any such action or in any such exercise of powers as aforesaid ; or

(d)the carrying out of any housing operations under Part V of this Act and the apportionment of the expenses incurred in carrying out such operations.

(2)It shall be the duty of the council of every metropolitan borough to furnish any information in their power which may reasonably be required by the London County Council for the purpose of enabling them to carry out their duties under the provisions of Part III of this Act relating to clearance areas, or under the provisions of section one hundred and sixty-four of this Act relating to schemes of improvement or reconstruction.

184Agreements between the London County Council and other authorities in London

The London County Council and the Common Council of the City of London or any metropolitan borough council may enter into agreements by which the Common Council or the metropolitan borough council may contribute such amounts as may be agreed towards the provision of houses by the London County Council within or without the county to meet any special needs of the Common Council or of any metropolitan borough council.

185Agreements between the London County Council and neighbouring authorities as to provision of houses

The London County Council and the Common Council of the City of London, or any other council being a local authority of an area adjacent to or in the vicinity of the county of London, may enter into agreements for the provision by the London County Council of houses outside the county of London to meet the special needs of the other council, or for the provision by the other council of houses within their area to meet the needs of the London County Council, and for the payment in either case of such contributions as may be agreed by the council needing the houses to the council providing them. In this section the expression " county of London " means the administrative county of London exclusive of the City of London.

186Provisions as to medical officers of health in London

(1)The London County Council may, with the consent of the Minister, at any time appoint one or more duly qualified medical practitioner or practitioners with such remuneration as they think fit for the purpose of carrying into effect any Part of this Act.

(2)Any medical officer of health appointed by the London County Council and any officer appointed by them under this section shall be deemed to be a medical officer of health of a local authority within the meaning of this Act.

187Provisions as to City of London

(1)The Common Council of the City of London may appoint a committee, consisting of so many persons as they think fit, for any purposes of this Act which in their opinion may be better regulated and managed by means of a committee:

Provided that a committee so appointed shall consist as to a majority of its members of members of the Common Council, and shall not be authorised to borrow any money, or to make any rate, and shall be subject to any regulations and restrictions which may be imposed by the Common Council.

(2)A person shall not, by reason only of the fact that he occupies a house at a rental from the Common Council of the City of London, be disqualified from being elected or being a member of the Common Council or of any committee thereof, but no person shall vote as a member of the Common Council, or any committee thereof, upon any resolution or question which is proposed or arises in pursuance of this Act, if it relates to any house, building or land in which he is beneficially interested.

(3)If any person votes in contravention of this section, he shall, on summary conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, but the fact of his giving the vote shall not invalidate any resolution or proceeding of the local authority.

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