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2The counties in England for the purposes of this Act are—
(a)Greater London (excluding the City of London);
(b)the areas which are to be regarded as counties for those purposes by virtue of paragraph 3; and
(c)any other areas in England which are counties for the purposes of the [1972. c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972.
3The local government areas (or parts of local government areas) described in each entry in the second column of the following Table shall be regarded for the purposes of this Act as one county to be known by the name specified in the first column.
|County for the purposes of this Act||Local government areas|
|Bedfordshire||Bedfordshire and Luton|
|Buckinghamshire||Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes|
|Derbyshire||Derbyshire and Derby|
|Dorset||Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole|
|Durham||Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool and so much of Stockton-on-Tees as lies north of the line for the time being of the centre of the River Tees|
|The East Riding of Yorkshire||The East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull (City of)|
|East Sussex||East Sussex and Brighton and Hove|
|Gloucestershire||Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire|
|Hampshire||Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton|
|Leicestershire||Leicestershire and Leicester|
|Lincolnshire||Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire|
|North Yorkshire||North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, York and so much of Stockton-on-Tees as lies south of the line for the time being of the centre of the River Tees|
|Somerset||Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.|
|Staffordshire||Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent|
|Wiltshire||Wiltshire and Thamesdown.|
4The City of London shall be treated as a county for the purposes of sections 5 and 6.
5The Isles of Scilly shall be treated as part of the county of Cornwall for the purposes of this Act.
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