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4 General provisions as to exercise in Greater London of existing local authority functions.E+W+S

(1)Subject to any provision to the contrary effect made by, or by any instrument made under, this Act or any other Act passed during the same session as this Act . . . F1, and without prejudice to any express provision so made, the provisions of this section (being provisions designed to confer on the councils of London boroughs as respects their boroughs and on the Common Council as respects the City the functions exercisable by the councils of county boroughs as respects their boroughs or by the existing London county council as respects the metropolitan boroughs or, as the case may be, the City) shall have effect as from 1st April 1965 as respects any enactment (hereafter in this section referred to as an “existing enactment”) contained in any public general Act passed before this Act or in any other such Act passed during the same session as this Act.

(2)Subject to subsection (7) of this section, where any existing enactment refers to, or to the councils of, county boroughs, then—

(a)if it also refers in the same context to, or to the councils of, metropolitan boroughs, any reference in that enactment in that context to, or to the council of, a metropolitan borough shall be construed as a reference to, or to the council of, a London borough;

(b)if it also refers (or, but for section 3 (1) (b) of this Act, would have referred) in the same context to the London county council (whether expressly or by virtue of a reference to councils of counties) but not to councils of metropolitan boroughs, any reference in that enactment in that context to a county borough or the council thereof shall be construed as including a reference to a London borough or the council thereof and, where that enactment extends to the City but does not refer to the Common Council, as including also a reference to the City or the Common Council.

(3)Any reference in any existing enactment which, by virtue of any other existing enactment passed subsequently thereto, falls to be construed as a reference to authorities of a particular class shall be deemed for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section to be a reference to authorities of that class.

(4)Any existing enactment to the effect that any provision does not apply or refer, or applies or refers only, to the administrative county of London or to that county other than the City or other than the City and the Temples shall have effect as if it provided that the provision in question does not apply or refer, or, as the case may be, applies or refers only, to Greater London other than the outer London boroughs, or other than those boroughs and the City, or other than those boroughs, the City and the Temples, as the case may be.

(5)Where, under any existing enactment which by virtue of subsection (4) of this section applies to Greater London other than the outer London boroughs or other than those boroughs and the City with or without the Temples, any functions were exercisable immediately before 1st April 1965 as respects a metropolitan borough by the London county council or by the council of that borough or as respects the City by the London county council, those functions shall be exercisable as respects an inner London borough by the council of that borough or, as the case may be, as respects the City by the Common Council.

(6)In any existing enactment which by virtue of subsection (4) of this section applies to the outer London boroughs but not to the rest of Greater London, any reference to, or to the council of, a county borough shall be construed as including a reference to, or to the council of, an outer London borough.

(7)Without prejudice to any exclusion by virtue of subsection (1) of this section and to any amendment of the enactment in question by or under any subsequent provision of this Act, subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to any existing enactment contained in—

(a)the M1Local Government Act of 1888, M21929, M31933 or M41958; or

(b)the enactments to which section 40 of this Act applies or would apply but for the proviso to subsection (4) of that section; or

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(d)any enactment relating to rating and valuation in England and Wales; or

(e)the M5Town and Country Planning Act 1962; or

(f)any of the Acts amended by Schedule 5, 6, 8 or 13 to this Act;

and this section shall not apply to any enactment contained in an Act passed with respect only to the whole or part of the existing county of London.

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C1Pt. I (ss. 1-4) applied (18.12.1996) by 1996 c. 61, s. 3, Sch. 3 para. 4(5)

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