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Local Government Act 1929

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Poor Law

    1. Transfer and administration of Functions

      1. 1.Transfer of functions of poor law authorities

      2. 2.Special provisions as to functions of poor law authorities in respect of infant life protection and vaccination

      3. 3.Power to combine councils for special purposes

      4. 4.Administrative schemes

      5. 5.Provisions as to alternative powers of giving assistance

      6. 6.Public assistance committee

      7. 7.Guardians committees and sub-committees

      8. 8.Approval of schemes

    2. Miscellaneous Provisions

      1. 9.Acquisition of land

      2. 10.Disqualifications

      3. 11.Amendment as to disqualification for pensions under 9 & 10 Geo. V., c.102, and 15 & 16 Geo. V., c.70

      4. 12.Repeal of 5 Edw.7 c.18

      5. 13.Consultation as to the provision of hospital accommodation

      6. 14.Consequential amendments of certain Acts

      7. 15.Consequential alteration of constitution of assessment committees

      8. 16.Recovery of expenses

      9. 17.Accounts and audit

    3. Application to London

      1. 18.Application to London

    4. Application to local Act and Appointed Guardians

      1. 19.Application to local Act guardians

      2. 20.Application to unions with appointed guardians

  3. Part II Registration or Births, Deaths and Marriages

    1. 21.Transfer of functions under Registration Acts

    2. 22.Conversion of registration officers into salaried officers

    3. 23.Power to increase statutory fees

    4. 24.Schemes for the administration of Registration Acts in counties and county boroughs

    5. 25.Salary of Registrar-General

    6. 26.Amendment of law as to method of giving information of birth or death

    7. 27.Application to London

    8. 28.Construction and citation

  4. Part III Roads and Town Planning

    1. Roads

      1. 29.County roads

      2. 30.Transfer to county councils of functions with respect to highways in rural districts

      3. 31.Transfer of classified roads in urban districts to county council

      4. 32.Rights of certain urban district councils to maintain county roads

      5. 33.Contributions by county councils to county roads maintained by urban district councils

      6. 34.Agreements between county councils and urban district councils with respect to unclassified roads

      7. 35.Delegation of road functions by county councils to district councils

      8. 36.Conditions and effect of delegation of functions

      9. 37.Amendment of law with respect to declaring roads to be county roads

      10. 38.Saving as to highways repairable by persons other than highway authorities

      11. 39.Application of 38 & 39 Vict. c.55 s.308 in certain cases

    2. Town Planning

      1. 40.Power of county councils to act jointly with other local authorities in preparation or adoption of a town planning scheme

      2. 41.Power to combine councils for the purposes of town planning schemes

      3. 42.Power to constitute county council responsible authority

      4. 43.Power of district councils to relinquish functions to county council

      5. 44.Amendment of 15 Geo.5 c.16 s.3

      6. 45.Extent of Part III

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous Local Government Provisions

    1. Rearrangement of County Districts

      1. 46.First general review of districts by county councils

      2. 47.Subsequent periodical reviews

      3. 48.Saving of powers under and amendments of s.57 of 51 & 52 Vict. c.41

      4. 49.Adjustment of boundaries of counties and county boroughs

    2. Review of Electoral Divisions

      1. 50.Review by county councils of electoral divisions

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 51.Reports and returns

      2. 52.Travelling expenses

      3. 53.Borrowing and appropriation of land by councils of counties and boroughs

      4. 54.Repeal of 45 & 46 Vict. c.50 s.236

      5. 55.Application of Borough Funds Acts to rural district councils

      6. 56.Provisions as to expenses of rural district councils

      7. 57.Relations between county councils and district councils in respect of public health functions

      8. 58.Provisions as to medical officers of health

      9. 59.Qualifications of certain medical officers and health visitors

      10. 60.Maternity and child welfare services

      11. 61.Notification of births

      12. 62.Supervision of midwives

      13. 63.Provision of hospital accommodation for infectious disease

      14. 64.Power of London County Council to transfer or delegate functions to metropolitan borough councils

      15. 65.Saving for municipal corporations and charters

      16. 66.Provisions as to orders, and extent of Part IV

  6. Part V Rating and Valuation

    1. Relief from Rates

      1. 67.Total exemption of agricultural land and buildings from rates

      2. 68.Relief from rates in respect of industrial and freight-transport hereditaments

      3. 69.Amendment of 18 & 19 Geo.5 c.44, s.3(2)

      4. 70.Amendment of valuation lists on or after appointed day and making of subsequent lists

      5. 71.Amendment of 15 & 16 Geo.5 c.90, s.11

    2. Consequential Provisions

      1. 72.Valuation of agricultural dwelling-houses

      2. 73.Deductions from inclusive rents of industrial hereditaments in respect of rate relief

      3. 74.Removal of limit on borrowing powers of local authorities

      4. 75.Adaptation of enactments imposing limits on expenditure of local authorities

      5. 76.Adaptation of enactments relating to the adjustments of parochial balances

      6. 77.Adaptation of enactments relating to water rates

      7. 78.Adaptation of enactments relating to drainage rates

      8. 79.Adaptation of enactments as to qualifications of jurors and special jurors

      9. 80.Adaptation of 7 & 8 Geo.5 c.64 s.41(9)

      10. 81.Power to require copies of values in force under Schedule A of 8 & 9 Geo.5 c.40

      11. 82.Consequential provisions as to certain payments in respect of Welsh education

      12. 83.General adaptation of enactments and other documents

      13. 84.Citation and construction of Part V

  7. Part VI Exchequer Grants and other Financial Provisions

    1. Discontinued Grants

      1. 85.Discontinuance of grants

    2. General Exchequer Contributions

      1. 86.Payment of General Exchequer Contributions

      2. 87.Payments out of Road Fund towards General Exchequer Contribution

      3. 88.Apportionment of General Exchequer Contribution

    3. Grants to Counties other than London

      1. 89.General Exchequer Grants to counties

      2. 90.Additional Exchequer Grants to counties

    4. Grants to County Districts

      1. 91.General Exchequer Grants to districts

      2. 92.Compensation for losses on account of special and parish rates

      3. 93.Schemes as to maternity and child welfare

      4. 94.Supplementary Exchequer Grants to districts

    5. Grants to County Boroughs

      1. 95.General Exchequer Grants to county boroughs

      2. 96.Additional Exchequer Grants to county boroughs

      3. 97.Payment of Supplementary Exchequer Grants to county boroughs

    6. Grants to the County of London, to the City of London and to Metropolitan Boroughs

      1. 98.General Exchequer Grants in London

      2. 99.Additional Exchequer Grants in London

      3. 100.Payment of Supplementary Exchequer Grants in London

    7. Contributions of Councils in respect of Public Health Services

      1. 101.Contributions by councils to voluntary associations in respect of maternity and child welfare

      2. 102.Contributions by councils to voluntary associations in respect of other health services

    8. General

      1. 103.Payment of grants

      2. 104.Power to reduce grants

      3. 105.Application of Exchequer Grants, & c

      4. 106.Power of Minister to pay council's contributions to voluntary associations out of sums payable as General Exchequer Grant

      5. 107.Government property

      6. 108.Power to make regulations

      7. 109.Method of apportionment between authorities of expenditure and grants, for purposes of Fourth and Fifth Schedules

      8. 110.Investigation of working of rules of Fourth Schedule, Parts III and IV, and of s.98(1)(6)

    9. Transitory Provisions

      1. 111.Power to adjust grants in respect of alteration of authorities or boundaries before 1st April 1930

      2. 112.Provisions as to rates and precepts and grants in respect of loss of rates during transitory period

  8. Part VII Property Liabilities and Officers

    1. Transfer of Property and Liabilities

      1. 113.Transfer of property and liabilities of poor law authorities

      2. 114.Mitigation of liability of councils for temporary loans raised under 11 & 12 Geo.5 c.67

      3. 115.Parish property

      4. 116.Transfer of property and liabilities under Registration Acts

      5. 117.Transfer of road property and liabilities

      6. 118.Transfer of quarries, plant, materials and depots

    2. Transfer of Officers

      1. 119.Transfer of poor law officers

      2. 120.Transfer of road officers

      3. 121.Tenure and distribution of transferred officers

      4. 122.Provisions as to registration officers

    3. Compensation and Superannuation of Officers

      1. 123.Compensation to existing officers

      2. 124.Superannuation of transferred poor law officers

      3. 125.Superannuation of transferred road officers

    4. General

      1. 126.Determination of questions as to transferred officers, & c

  9. Part VIII General

    1. 127.Information to be given by poor law authorities and district councils to county councils

    2. 128.Expenses, lending and borrowing

    3. 129.Provisions as to inquiries

    4. 130.Power to remove difficulties

    5. 131.Provisions as to orders, schemes, and regulations

    6. 132.Transitory provisions and adaptation of enactments

    7. 133.Special temporary provisions for adjustment of reduced and unreduced rateable value

    8. 134.Definitions

    9. 135.Declaration of intention as to future increases of local expenditure

    10. 136.Transmission of benefit of rate-relief in respect of freight transport hereditaments

    11. 137.Repeals

    12. 138.Short title and extent

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      1. Part I Functions exercisable in Rural Districts exclusively by county councils

      2. Part II Functions exercisable in Rural Districts by County Councils and by District Councils with the consent op the county council

      3. Part III Functions exercisable in Urban Districts as respects County Roads exclusively by County Councils

      4. Part IV Functions exercisable in Urban Districts as respects County Roads by County Councils and by District Councils

      5. Part V Functions exercisable in Urban Districts as respects county roads by county councils and by District Councils with the consent of the County Council

        1. Note

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Discontinued Grants

      1. 1.The grants payable out of the Consolidated Fund or the...

      2. 2.The grants in aid of certain health services, that is...

      3. 3.Road grants, that is to say, grants made as classification...

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Provisions as to certain payments which before the appointed day were payable out of Local Taxation Accounts or out of money which would have been payable to those accounts or which were payments required to be charged to Exchequer Contribution Accounts

      1. Payments to Cattle Pleuro-Pneumonia Account

        1. 1.(1) If in any financial year the money standing to...

      2. Payments in respect of Sates on certain Tithe Rentcharges and Payments in lieu of Tithe

        1. 2.The Commissioners of Church Temporalities in Wales as respects any...

      3. Payments towards salaries of Medical, Officers of Health, die

        1. 3.Every county council and county borough council shall continue to...

      4. Payments to Public Vaccinators

        1. 4.(1) Every county council and county borough council shall continue...

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Rules for calculations in respect of General Exchequer Grants

      1. Part I

        1. Rules for determining Losses on account of Rates

          1. 1.There shall be estimated and certified as respects each rating...

          2. 2.In estimating and certifying the expenditure on the transferred services...

          3. 3.The loss on account of rates of a rating area...

          4. 4.The loss on account of rates of a county shall...

          5. 5.For the purpose of determining the loss on account of...

          6. 6.For the purpose of determining the loss on account of...

          7. 7.The loss on account of rates of the common council...

      2. Part II

        1. Rules for Determining Losses on Account of Chants

          1. 1.There shall be estimated and certified the amounts paid or...

          2. 2.The amounts aforesaid shall be estimated and certified as if...

          3. 3.In estimating and certifying the amounts aforesaid, in any case...

          4. 4.The loss on account of grants of a spending authority...

          5. 5.For the purpose of the rules contained in this Part...

          6. 6.As respects the County of London— (a) the Minister may...

      3. Part III

        1. Bides for determining Weighted Population

          1. 1.The estimated population of the county or county borough in...

          2. 2.There shall be estimated and certified the average numbers during...

          3. 3.There shall be ascertained and certified the number of miles...

          4. 4.The estimated population of the county or county borough as...

          5. 5.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule:— "...

      4. Part IV

        1. Rules for calculating sums to be allocated to Districts on the basis of Population

          1. 1.The number of pence produced by dividing one half of...

          2. 2.The amount to be allocated to an urban district shall...

          3. 3.The amount to be allocated to a rural district shall...

    5. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      Rules for ascertaining Gains and Losses of Areas

      1. 1.There shall be estimated and certified as respects each separately...

      2. 2.There shall be estimated and certified the rate in the...

      3. 3.In estimating and certifying the expenditure on the transferred services...

      4. 4.The difference resulting from subtracting the rate under Rule 2...

      5. 5.If as respects any area the difference is a plus...

      6. 6.If the difference is a minus quantity, the estimated proceeds...

      7. 7.For the purposes of these Rules, it shall be assumed...

    6. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      Adjustments and Apportionments of Poor Law Property and Liabilities

      1. Adjustment in respect of Institutional Property and Liabilities

        1. 1.Except where the councils of the counties and county boroughs...

      2. Apportionment of or Adjustment in respect of Non-Institutional Property and Liabilities

        1. 2.(1) As soon as practicable after the appointed day the...

        2. 3.The property and liabilities of the poor law authority included...

      3. General

        1. 4.(1) Any sum required to be paid from one council...

        2. 5.For the purpose of this Schedule— (a) " the prescribed...

    7. SEVENTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions as to the Sale, &o. of Parish Property

      1. 1.The council, representative body or other persons in whom any...

      2. 2.Where parish property is sold, the proceeds of sale, after...

      3. 3.Where parish property is exchanged, the land taken in exchange...

      4. 4.If the parish property is let, the rents and profits...

      5. 5.The provisions of this Schedule shall extend to property in...

      6. 6.Where in pursuance of this Schedule parish property is sold,...

      7. 7.This Schedule shall apply to land to which the Sale...

    8. EIGHTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions as to the Determination and Payment or Compensation to Officers

      1. 1.For the purpose of determining whether compensation is payable to...

      2. 2.Every person who claims to be entitled to compensation shall...

      3. 3.Every claim so delivered as aforesaid shall be submitted to...

      4. 4.Any claimant, if so required by any member of the...

      5. 5.In computing the service of any officer for the purpose...

      6. 6.If an appointment is determined by a council otherwise than...

      7. 7.The compensation payable under this Act to an officer who...

      8. 8.If any officer was temporarily absent from his employment during...

      9. 9.The council to whom application for compensation is made may,...

      10. 10.The compensation shall not exceed two-thirds of the annual pecuniary...

      11. 11.No service of which account has been taken in assessing...

      12. 12.The sum payable as compensation to any person in pursuance...

      13. 13.If a claimant is aggrieved by the failure of the...

      14. 14.If a person receiving compensation under this Schedule is appointed...

      15. 15.All expenses incurred by a council in connection with payment...

      16. 16.For the purposes of this Schedule— (a) the expression "...

    9. NINTH SCHEDULE

      1. Part I Transitional Provisions

        1. Transfer of Property

          1. 1.Where any property is transferred by or in pursuance of...

        2. Provisions as to existing Guardians and Rural District Councillors

          1. 2.(1) No election of guardians shall be held after the...

        3. Settlement and Irremovability

          1. 3.(1) Every person who at the appointed day has, or...

        4. Outstanding Precepts and Audit of Accounts

          1. 4.(1) All precepts for contributions issued before the appointed day...

        5. Provisions when liability for loan is transferred to the council who made the loan

          1. 5.Where the liabilities of an authority transferred to a council...

        6. Provisions as to Loans of Rural District Councils for special Expenses

          1. 6.As from the appointed day, any sum borrowed or reborrowed...

        7. Saving for Pending Contracts, Legal Proceedings, &c

          1. 7.(1) All proceedings, legal and other, begun before the appointed...

        8. Provisions as to Metropolitan Common Poor Fund

          1. 8.(1) Section one of the Local Authorities (Emergency Provisions) Act,...

      2. Part II Temporary Provisions

        1. Amendment of Special Lists made under 18 and 19 Geo. V., e. 44, and Consequential Amendment of Valuation Lists

          1. 1.(1) When a draft special list for a rating area...

        2. Amendment of Valuation Lists in London

          1. 2.(1) In respect of the period of twelve months beginning...

        3. Totals of Values in London

          1. 3.For the purpose of totals of values in the county...

        4. Provisions as to Revenue Officer

          1. 4.Where any proposal for the amendment of a valuation list...

          2. 5.In this Part of this Schedule the expression " revenue...

        5. Supplemental Lists in London

          1. 6.Notwithstanding anything in subsection (2) of section one of the...

    10. TENTH SCHEDULE

      Adaptation of Enactments

      1. General Adaptations

        1. 1.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, references in any...

        2. 2.References in any enactment to subsection (2) of section eleven...

        3. 3.Where by any enactment any forms are prescribed, the Minister...

        4. 4.The Minister may by order made, on the application of...

      2. Special Adaptations

        1. 5.Section twenty-three of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1829 (which prescribes...

        2. 6.In section three of the Marriage Act, 1836, section seven...

        3. 7.In section nine of the Births and Deaths Registration Act,...

        4. 8.References in sections one hundred and eighty-nine and one hundred...

        5. 9.The power of a rural district council under section two...

        6. 10.Section sixteen of the Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act, 1878,...

        7. 11.In subsection (1) of section ten of the Criminal Lunatics...

        8. 12.In the Lunacy Act, 1890, the following adaptations shall be...

        9. 13.In the Lunacy Act, 1891, the following adaptations shall be...

        10. 14.The right of a rural district council under subsection (3)...

        11. 15.For subsection (2) of section one hundred and twenty two...

        12. 16.As from the first day of October, nineteen hundred and...

        13. 17.As from the first day of October, nineteen hundred and...

        14. 18.For the purpose of determining under section one or section...

        15. 19.Paragraph (b)(i) of subsection (1) of section two of the...

        16. 20.Subsection (2) of section seventeen of the Tithe Act, 1925,...

        17. 21.In the Poor Law Act, 1927, the following adaptations shall...

        18. 22.The provisions of the Poor Law Act, 1927, with respect...

      3. Special adaptations applying to the County of London

        1. 23.(1) References in any other enactment to the Metropolitan Asylum...

        2. 24.In the application to the county of London of—

        3. 25.The last foregoing paragraph shall not affect the construction of...

      4. Savings

        1. 26.The adaptations effected by this Schedule shall not—

    11. ELEVENTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions for securing allowance of Rebates to Selected Traffics corresponding to Rate-relief of certain Companies

      1. Part I

        1. Provisions as to Allowance of Rebates and Reimbursement of Companies out of Rate-relief

          1. 1.The companies to which this Schedule applies are:

          2. 2.There shall be established and maintained a fund to be...

          3. 3.The companies shall jointly, on or before the first day...

          4. 4.If the scheme so provides there shall, in every year,...

          5. 5.(1) There shall in respect of every year be paid...

          6. 6.(1) The rebates provided for by the scheme shall be...

          7. 7.(1) Printed copies of the scheme as submitted to the...

          8. 8.If the companies fail to submit the scheme to the...

          9. 9.The scheme, as so approved or made by the tribunal...

          10. 10.(1) The tribunal shall review the operation of the scheme...

          11. 11.If it appears to the Minister of Transport that by...

          12. 12.(1) The tribunal shall have the like powers to make...

          13. 13.The following provisions shall have effect with respect to the...

          14. 14.Any amount required in any year under the foregoing provisions...

          15. 15.Any sum allowed by a company by way of rebate...

          16. 16.Any question as to whether any rebate is or was...

          17. 17.In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires, the following...

          18. 18.(1) If the amount of any moneys provided by Parliament...

          19. 19.In any proceedings under the Railways Act, 1921, all payments...

          20. 20.In making any assessment or valuation for rating purposes by...

          21. 21.Where rates are payable by any of the companies in...

      2. Part II

        1. Agricultural Selected Traffics

      3. Part III

        1. Coal, Coke and Patent Fuel Selected Traffics

      4. Part IV

        1. Other Selected Traffics

    12. TWELFTH SCHEDULE

      Enactments repealed

      1. Part I Repeals consequential on Part I of this Act

      2. Part II Repeals consequential on Part II of this Act

      3. Part III Repeals consequential on Part III of this Act

      4. Part IV Repeals consequential on Part IV of this Act

      5. Part V Repeals consequential on Part V of this Act

      6. Part VI Repeals consequential on Part VI of this Act

      7. Part VII Repeals consequential on Part VII or this Act

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