1“Principal authority” and “single tier of local government”E+W
(1)For the purposes of this Chapter, each of the following is a “principal authority”—
(a)a county council in England;
(b)a district council in England.
(2)For the purposes of this Chapter there is “a single tier of local government” for an area if—
(a)there is a county council and no district councils for that area; or
(b)there is a district council and no county council for that area.
(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) there is a county council “for” an area which is a district if there is a county council which has in relation to that area the functions of a county council.