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1(1)This paragraph applies to any enactment passed before, or during the same session as, this Act, and any instrument made before this Act under any enactment.E+W

(2)Any reference in any such enactment or instrument to a local authority within the meaning of the 1933 Act shall be construed as a reference to a local authority within the meaning of this Act.

2In any enactment or instrument to which paragraph 1 above applies any reference to a district which is such a reference by virtue only of a provision of this Act shall be construed as a reference to a district within the meaning of this Act.E+W

3In any enactment or instrument to which paragraph 1 above applies—E+W

(a)references to expenses, including expenses of a specified description, incurred for general county purposes or general London purposes or to expenditure on which the whole of the county or the whole of Greater London is chargeable shall be construed as references to general expenses of a county council or the Greater London Council, as the case may be;

(b)references to expenses, including expenses of a specified description, incurred for special county purposes or special London purposes or to expenditure on which a part only of the county or Greater London is chargeable shall be construed as references to special expenses of a county council or the Greater London Council, as the case may be; and

(c)references to receipts of a county council or the Greater London Council for general or special county purposes shall be construed as references to receipts of a county council or the Greater London Council in respect of general or, as the case may be, special expenses.

4(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, in any enactment or instrument to which paragraph 1 above applies—E+W

(a)any reference to a specified officer of a local authority shall be construed as a reference to the proper officer of a local authority;

(b)any reference to a specified officer of a county council shall be construed as a reference to the proper officer of a county council;

(c)any reference to a specified officer of a borough or of the council of a county district (whether referred to as such or as the council of a borough or urban or rural district) shall be construed as a reference to the proper officer of a district council;

(d)any reference to a specified officer of a rural parish (whether referred to as such or as a parish) shall be construed as a reference to the proper officer of a parish or community council, as the case may be.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall not apply in any case where the reference is to any officer of a specified local authority which ceases to exist by virtue of section 1 or 20 of this Act, and shall not apply to any reference in any enactment to an officer specified in section 112(4) above.

5In any enactment or instrument to which paragraph 1 above applies any reference to a representative body of a parish—E+W

(a)as respects England, shall be construed as a reference to the parish trustees of the parish; and

(b)as respects Wales, shall be disregarded.

6(1)This paragraph applies for the construction of any enactment passed before 22nd March 1967, and shall have effect subject to any contrary intention which may appear in any such enactment.E+W

(2)In any such enactment any reference to a parish shall—

(a)as respects those areas in England outside Greater London which immediately before 1st April 1974 constituted urban parishes, other than urban parishes in a rural district, be construed as a reference to each such area or, where the area is divided between more than one district, as a reference to each part of the area so divided; and

(b)in the case of the areas mentioned in paragraph 3 of Part IV of Schedule 1 to this Act, be construed as a reference to each such area.

(3)In any such enactment any reference to an urban parish shall, as respects those areas of England outside Greater London which immediately before 1st April 1974 constituted urban parishes, be construed as a reference to each such area or, where the area is divided between more than one district, as a reference to each part of the area so divided.

(4)In any such enactment any reference to a rural parish shall as respects the areas mentioned in paragraph 3 of Part IV of Schedule 1 to this Act be construed as a reference to each such area.

(5)In any such enactment any reference to an urban parish shall as respects Wales be construed as a reference to a community.

(6)As respects Greater London any reference to a parish or urban parish—

(a)in any such enactment relating to rating and valuation shall be construed as a reference to a rating district;

(b)in any other such enactment shall be construed as a reference to a rating area.

F17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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8The foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall have effect subject to any provision to the contrary made by, or by any instrument made under, this Act.E+W

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