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London Government Act 1963

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Schedule 1The London Boroughs

Part I

Areas etc. of the London boroughs

1

Reference number of London borough

2

Area by reference to existing administrative areas

3

Initial number of councillors on Greater London Council

1The metropolitan boroughs of Westminster, Paddington and St. Marylebone.4
2The metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn and St. Pancras.3
3The metropolitan boroughs of Finsbury and Islington.3
4The metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shore-ditch and Stoke Newington.3
5The metropolitan boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney.2
6The metropolitan borough of Greenwich and so much of the metropolitan borough of Woolwich as lies south of the boundary referred to in paragraph 1 of Part II of this Schedule.3
7The metropolitan boroughs of Deptford and Lewisham.4
8The metropolitan boroughs of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Southwark.4
9The metropolitan borough of Lambeth and so much of the metropolitan borough of Wandsworth as lies east of the boundary referred to in paragraph 2 of Part II of this Schedule.4
10The metropolitan borough of Battersea and so much of the metropolitan borough of Wandsworth as lies west of the boundary referred to in paragraph 2 of Part II of this Schedule.4
11The metropolitan boroughs of Fulham and Hammersmith.3
12The metropolitan boroughs of Chelsea and Kensington.3
13The boroughs of Chingford, Leyton and Waltham-stow.3
14The borough of Ilford, the borough of Wanstead and Woodford, so much of the borough of Dagenham as lies north of the boundary referred to in paragraph 3 of Part II of this Schedule, and so much of the urban district of Chigwell as lies south of the boundary referred to in paragraph 4 of the said Part II.3
15The borough of Romford and the urban district of Hornchurch.3
16So much of the borough of Barking as lies east of the boundary referred to in paragraph 5 of Part II of this Schedule, and so much of the borough of Dagenham as lies south of the boundary referred to in paragraph 3 of the said Part II.2
17The county boroughs of East Ham and West Ham, so much of the borough of Barking as lies west of the boundary referred to in paragraph 5 of Part II of this Schedule and so much of the metropolitan borough of Woolwich as lies north of the boundary referred to in paragraph 1 of the said Part II.3
18The boroughs of Bexley and Erith, the urban district of Crayford, and so much of the urban district of Chislehurst and Sidcup as lies north of the boundary referred to in paragraph 6 of Part II of this Schedule.3
19The boroughs of Beckenham and Bromley, the urban districts of Orpington and Penge, and so much of the urban district of Chislehurst and Sidcup as lies south of the boundary referred to in paragraph 6 of Part II of this Schedule.4
20The county borough of Croydon and the urban district of Coulsdon and Purley.4
21The borough of Beddington and Wallington, the borough of Sutton and Cheam and the urban district of Carshalton.2
22The boroughs of Mitcham and Wimbledon and the urban district of Merton and Morden.2
23The borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, the borough of Maiden and Coombe and the borough of Surbiton.2
24The boroughs of Barnes, Richmond and Twickenham.2
25The borough of Brentford and Chiswick, the borough of Heston and Isleworth, and the urban district of Feltham.3
26The borough of Uxbridge, the urban district of Hayes and Harlington, the urban district of Ruislip-Northwood, and the urban district of Yiewsley and West Drayton.3
27The boroughs of Acton, Ealing and Southall4
28The boroughs of Wembley and Willesden4
29The borough of Harrow.3
30The boroughs of Finchley and Hendon, and the urban districts of Barnet, East Barnet and Friern Barnet.4
31The boroughs of Hornsey, Tottenham and Wood Green.3
32The boroughs of Edmonton, Enfield and South-gate.3

Part II

Definition of certain boundaries

1The boundary between the London boroughs numbered 6 and 17 respectively in Part I of this Schedule in the existing metropolitan borough of Woolwich shall be the line for the time being of the centre of the navigable channel of the River Thames at low water.

2The boundary between the London boroughs numbered 9 and 10 respectively in the said Part I in the existing metropolitan borough of Wandsworth shah fee such as the Minister may by order determine on or near the general line of Hazelbourne Road, Cavendish Road, the railway between Balhain and Streatihaim Common stations and the railway between Streatham and Mitchaim Junction stations.

3The boundary between the London boroughs numbered 14 and 16 respectively in the said Pant I in the existing borough of Dagenham shall be such as the Minister may by order determine on or near the general line of Billet Road.

4The boundary of the London borough numbered 14 in the said Part I in the existing urban district of Chigwell shall be a line beginning where the eastern boundary of the railway from Ilford to Woodford crosses the existing urban district 'boundary and running northwards along that eastern boundary to the southern edge of the footway on the south side of Manor Road, thence north-eastwards along that southern edge to the eastern boundary of No. 251 Manor Road, thence south-eastwards along that eastern boundary and in a straight line in continuation thereof to the northern boundary of the London county council's Hainault estate, thence north-eastwards along that northern boundary to the western edge of the footway on the western side of Romford Road, and thence south-eastwards along that western edge to the point where it crosses the existing urban district boundary.

5The boundary between the London boroughs numbered 16 and 17 respectively in the said Part I in the existing borough of Barking shall be such as the Minister may by order determine on or near the general line of the River Roding and Barking Creek.

6The boundary between the London boroughs numbered 18 and 19 respectively in the said Part I in the existing urban district of Chislehurst amid Sidcup shall be such as the Minister may by order determine on or near the general line of route A.20.

Part III

Division of borough into wards, etc.

1If at any time the Secretary of State is satisfied as respects any London borough, whether on representations made to him by the council of the borough or otherwise, that there are sufficient grounds for considering an alteration of—

(a)the number of the wards of the borough ; or

(b)the boundaries of any of those wards ; or

(c)the number of councillors of the borough ; or

(d)the apportionment of those councillors among those wards ; or

(e)the name of any ward,

he shall cause such notices to be given concerning the matter as he may .think expedient.

2The Secretary of State after considering any representations made in consequence of any notice given under the foregoing paragraph—

(a)if he considers that no inquiry is necessary and is satisfied that an alteration with respect to the matter to which the notice related is desirable, may make provision accordingly by order;

(b)in any other case, shall appoint a commissioner to hold a local inquiry and to report to the Secretary of State what alterations, if any, such as are mentioned in that paragraph the commissioner recommends should be made with respect to the borough in question.

3Upon receiving any report by a commissioner appointed under the last foregoing paragraph, the Secretary of State may ask that commissioner for a further report on any matter raised at the inquiry held by him but not dealt with in his report.

4The commissioner shall cause a copy of any report by him under either of the two last foregoing paragraphs to be sent to the town clerk of the London borough concerned and to any other person who appeared before the commissioner.

5The Secretary of State may by order give effect to the recommendations of any such commissioner either with or without modifications or may decide that no alteration such as is mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Part of this Schedule shall for the time being be made.

6Any order made under paragraph 2(a) or 5 of this Part of this Schedule may contain such incidental, consequential, supplementary or transitional provision as appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient, including the revocation or amendment of any provision of a London borough's charter or incorporation order which relates to the same matter as the Secretary of State's order.

7In considering the boundaries of the wards in a London borough, the Secretary of State and any commissioner appointed under this Part of this Schedule shall—

(a)so far as reasonably practicable, and taking into account any change in the number or distribution of inhabitants of the borough likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the consideration, ensure that the ratio of the number of local government electors to the number of councillors to be elected is as nearly as may be the same in every ward ; and

(b)have regard—

(i)to the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable ; and

(ii)to any local ties which have been or would be broken by the fixing of any particular boundary.

8Any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under this Part of this Schedule in relation to any London borough, excluding (without prejudice to section 88 of this Act) the costs of any local inquiry caused to be held by him, shall, if and to such extent as the Secretary of State so requires, be repaid to him by the council of that borough.

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