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In this Act, “the Port of London” means the port of that name appointed for the purposes of the enactments relating to customs or excise, together with all such waters between—
(a)the seaward limit of the port as so established, and
(b)imaginary straight lines drawn from latitude 51° 37” 00’ north, longitude 0° 57” 19’ east (Foulness Point in the county of Essex) to latitude 51° 46” 05’ north, longitude 1° 20” 32’ east (Gunfleet Old Lighthouse) and thence to latitude 51° 26” 36’ north, longitude 1° 25” 30’ east and thence to latitude 51° 24” 55’ north, longitude 0° 54” 21’ east (Warden Point in the county of Kent),
as [F1immediately before the coming into force of the Territorial Sea Act 1987 were] within the territorial waters of Her Majesty’s dominions.
(1)For the purposes of this Act—
(a)the Port of London, together with
(b)so much (being either the whole or any part or parts) of the district or districts of one or more riparian authorities as (not being comprised in the Port of London) may be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State,
shall be a port health district (in this Act referred to as “the London port health district”), and the Common Council of the City of London shall be the port health authority for that district.
(2)The Secretary of State may by order confer on the port health authority for the London port health district (in this Act referred to as “ ”) jurisdiction over all waters and land within that port health district.
(3)The Secretary of State may by order assign to the London port health authority any of the functions, rights and liabilities—
(a)of a local authority under any enactment to which this paragraph applies,
(b)of a local authority under any local statutory provision (within the meaning of the M1London Government Act 1963) continued in force by section 87 of that Act (which relates to certain local statutory provisions in force immediately before the 1st April 1965 which were not repealed or revoked by that Act),
(c)of a local authority under any provision of Part II of Schedule 11 to that Act (which re–enacted with modifications certain enactments about public health in London), or
[F2(d)of a food authority under any provision of the Food Safety Act 1990.]
(4)Subsection (3)(a) above applies to the following enactments, that is to say—
(a)the Public Health Acts 1875 to 1925;
(b)the M2Public Health Act 1936;
(c)the Water Acts 1945 and 1948 and the M3Drought Act 1976;
(d)sections 8 and 12 of the M4Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953;
[F3(e)the Clean Air Act 1993;]
(f)the M5Public Health Act 1961;
(g)the M6Control of Pollution Act 1974;
F4(h). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F4(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(j)this Act except section 46.
[F5(k)the Building Act 1984 (other than Parts III of Schedule 3).]
(l)Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990;
[F6(m)Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990;]
[F7(n)regulations under section 2 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.]
(5)The Secretary of State may by order extend to all waters and land in the London port health district any provision under which functions, rights and liabilities may be assigned by an order under subsection (3) above, or any instrument made under any such provision, in so far as it would not otherwise so extend.
(6)The power to make an order under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.
(1)Section 4 above has effect in relation to an order under section 7 as it has effect in relation to an order under section 2 above.
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