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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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3Jurisdiction and powers of port health authority

(1)An order under section 2 above constituting a port health district—

(a)shall confer on the port health authority jurisdiction over all waters and land within the port health district, and

(b)may assign to the port health authority any of the functions, rights and liabilities of a local authority under any enactment relating to public health, waste disposal or the control of pollution, whether passed before or after, and whether or not contained in, this Act.

(2)Any such order may also assign to the port health authority any of the functions, rights and liabilities—

(a)of a local authority or food and drugs authority under the Food and Drugs Act 1955,

(b)of a local authority under Part I of the Slaughterhouses Act 1974, or

(c)of a local authority under any of the following provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976—

(i)section 16 (power of local authorities to obtain particulars of persons interested in land),

(ii)section 32 (power of local authorities to execute works outside their areas),

(iii)section 41 (evidence of resolutions and minutes of proceedings etc.).

(3)Section 241 of the Local Government Act 1972 (which enables any of the provisions of that Act to be applied to a joint board of which the constituent members are local authorities) shall apply in relation to a port health authority constituted under section 2 above, notwithstanding that it may consist of a single local authority or may be a joint board of which not all the constituent members are local authorities.

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