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Building Control Act 1966

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5Public works

(1)There shall be exempt from control under this Act any work carried out at the expense of—

(a)a local authority as defined in the Local Government Act 1933, any other authority having power, within the meaning of the Local Loans Act 1875, to levy a rate, a committee of any such authority or any joint board or joint committee constituted under any enactment to discharge the functions of two or more such authorities ;

(b)a local authority as defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 (including, in relation to the purposes mentioned in section 118 of that Act, a joint county council for any combined county to which that section applies) or any statutory authority, body of Commissioners or body of trustees (not being a local authority) to which section 270 of that Act applies, or any joint board or joint committee constituted under any enactment to discharge the functions of two or more such authorities or bodies ;

(c)the development corporation established for a new town or the Commission for the New Towns ;

(d)a harbour authority as defined in section 57(1) of the Harbours Act 1964, so far as the work consists of work done in the execution of any such works as are mentioned in section 9(1)(a) or (b) of that Act (harbour development works);

(e)any of the bodies mentioned in the Schedule to this Act;

(f)without prejudice to paragraph (a) above, any statutory water undertakers as defined in the Water Act 1945;

(g)a university or any school or other establishment of education, being a school or establishment which is in receipt of grants out of moneys provided by Parliament;

(h)any body corporate constituted under section 11 of the National Health Service Act 1946 or section 11 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 (hospital authorities), so far as the work consists of work in respect of a building which is, or is to be, used—

(i)as part of or in connection with any hospital to which the functions of that body relate, or

(ii)for conducting research,

or in respect of any works which are, or are to be, used as aforesaid;

(j)any body not mentioned above in this subsection whose income consists wholly or mainly of moneys provided by Parliament.

(2)Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section, there shall be exempt from control under this Act any work carried out on behalf of, or in pursuance of a contract for the execution of the work made with, the Crown.

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