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Local Government Act 1974

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(1)This Part of this Act applies to—

(a)any local authority,

(b)any joint board the constituent authorities of which are all local authorities,

(c)any police authority, other than the Secretary of State,

and

(d)any water authority within the meaning of the Water Act 1973.

(2)Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that this Part of this Act shall also apply, subject to any modifications or exceptions specified in the Order, to any authority specified in the Order, being an authority which is established by or under an Act of Parliament, and which has power to levy a rate, or to issue a precept.

(3)An Order made by virtue of subsection (2) above may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order so made and shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4)Any reference to an authority to which this Part of this Act applies includes a reference—

(a)to the members and officers of that authority, and

(b)to any person or body of persons acting for the authority under section 101 or section 110 of the Local Government Act 1972 (arrangements for discharge of functions by local authorities), or

(c)any committee mentioned in section 101(9) of the said Act.

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