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Local Government Act 1958

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66Interpretation

(1)In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say:—

  • "Act of 1933 " means the Local Government Act, 1933 ;

  • "Act of 1948 " means the Local Government Act, 1948;

  • " Act of 1955 " means the Rating and Valuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1955 ;

  • " Area Board " means a Board constituted under the Electricity Act, 1947, "the Generating Board" means the Central Electricity Generating Board, and " Electricity Board" means the Generating Board or an Area Board;

  • " borough " includes any description of borough;

  • " the Commission " and " the Commissions " have the meanings assigned by subsection (5) of section seventeen of this Act;

  • " county functions " and " district functions " have the meanings assigned by subsection (2) of section twenty of this Act;

  • " expenditure " includes sums paid by virtue of a precept or other instrument or by way of contribution;

  • " functions " means powers or duties ;

  • " Gas Board " means an Area Board constituted under the Gas Act, 1948, for an area in England or Wales ;

  • " joint board" includes a combined authority or joint committee;

  • " metropolitan area " means the area specified in the Fifth Schedule to this Act;

  • " Minister" means the Minister of Housing and Local Government;

  • " appropriate Minister " means, in relation to any matter, the Minister in charge of the Government Department concerned or primarily concerned with that matter ;

  • " parish " means a rural parish;

  • " relevant expenditure" means expenditure specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act and not excluded by any provision of Part II of that Schedule.

(2)In Parts II to IV of this Act, except where the context otherwise requires, the expression " local authority " means the council of a county, county borough or county district and in the said Part II includes the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(3)Any question arising under this Act as to which Minister is the appropriate Minister shall be determined by the Treasury.

(4)References in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as references to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment, including this Act.

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