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Lieutenancies Act 1997


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Counties in England

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 ActLocal government areas
BedfordshireBedfordshire and Luton
BuckinghamshireBuckinghamshire and Milton Keynes
DerbyshireDerbyshire and Derby
DorsetDorset, Bournemouth and Poole
DurhamDurham, 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 YorkshireThe East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull (City of)
East SussexEast Sussex and Brighton and Hove
GloucestershireGloucestershire and South Gloucestershire
HampshireHampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton
LeicestershireLeicestershire and Leicester
LincolnshireLincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire
North YorkshireNorth 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
SomersetSomerset, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.
StaffordshireStaffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
WiltshireWiltshire 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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