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69 Local weights and measures authorities.E+W+S

(1)In England, the local weights and measures authority shall be—

(a)for each non-metropolitan county, metropolitan district and London borough, the council of that county, district or borough,

(b)for the City of London and the Inner and Middle Temples, the Common Council of the City of London, and

(c)for the Isles of Scilly, the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(2)In Wales, the local weights and measures authority for each county shall be the county council [F1and for each county borough shall be the county borough council].

(3)In Scotland, the local weights and measures authority for [F2the area of each council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 shall be the council for that area].

(4)The Secretary of State, after consultation with any local weights and measures authority appearing to him to be concerned, may by order provide that the area of any local weights and measures authority specified in the order shall, for the purposes of their functions as such an authority, be deemed to include such area consisting of inland waters or of territorial waters of the United Kingdom adjacent to any part of Great Britain as may be so specified, being an area which would otherwise not fall within the area of any local weights and measures authority.

(5)A local weights and measures authority may make, or assist in the making of, arrangements to provide advice to or for the benefit of consumers of goods and services within the area of the authority.

(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

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F2Words in s. 69(3) substituted (S.)(1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 144; S.I. 1996/323, art. 4

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