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Local Government Act 1974

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34Interpretation of Part III

(1)In this Part of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • " action" includes failure to act, and other expressions connoting action shall be construed accordingly,

  • " the Commissions" means the Commission for Local Administration in England and the Commission for Local Administration in Wales,

  • "local authority" means a county council, the Greater London Council, a district council, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London, or the Council of the Isles of Stilly,

  • " member ", in relation to a joint board, includes a member of any of the constituent authorities of the joint board,

  • "person aggrieved" means the person who claims or is alleged to have sustained any such injustice as is mentioned in section 26(1) above,

  • "Parliamentary Commissioner" means the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration;

  • "representative body" means a body designated under section 24 above,

  • "tribunal" includes the person constituting a tribunal consisting of one person.

(2)Section 269 of the Local Government Act 1972 (which relates to die meaning of " England " and " Wales " in Acts passed after 1st April 1974) shall apply to this Part of this Act as if it had been passed after that date.

(3)It is hereby declared that nothing in this Part of this Act authorises or requires a Local Commissioner to question the merits of a decision taken without maladministration by an authority in the exercise of a discretion vested in that authority..

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