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Local Government Act 1958

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7(1)In section one hundred and forty of the Act of 1933, in subsection (1) for the words " council of a borough" there shall be substituted the words

council of a county borough; and in paragraph (iii) of the said subsection (1) the words " in the case of a county borough " shall cease to have effect.

(2)In the said subsection (1), in the proviso, for the words from " except in the case " to the end there shall be substituted the words

an order under this section shall not have effect until approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament,but the following provisions shall have effect where proposals are made to the Minister as mentioned in the said section one hundred and forty:—

(a)the local authority making the proposals shall deposit in the office of the authority such maps illustrating the proposals as the Minister may require, and the maps so deposited shall be available for inspection, without payment, at all reasonable hours by local or public authorities or other persons concerned ;

(b)notice of the submission of the proposals and of the deposit of the maps, together with copies of the proposals and such maps as the Minister may require, shall be sent to every county council, borough council, urban or rural district council, parish council and parish meeting appearing to the council submitting the proposals to be concerned, and the notice shall indicate that representations with respect to the proposals may be made to the Minister within six weeks of the giving of the notice ;

(c)the like notice shall be published in the London Gazette and in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality to which the proposals relate ;

(d)the requirement of the said subsection (1) that the Minister shall cause a local inquiry to be held before making an order shall not apply if the Minister is satisfied in any particular case that an inquiry is unnecessary.

(3)Subsections (2) to (5) of the said section one hundred and forty shall cease to have effect.

(4)Where by an order under the said section one hundred and forty a new borough is constituted by the union of any areas, the order may make provision for the charter of the new borough, by applying thereto, with any necessary exceptions or modifications, the charter of any borough comprised in the union, provisions of charters of two or more boroughs comprised in the union, or the charter of one and provisions of the charters of one or more of the others.

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