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Local Government Act 1929

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21In the Poor Law Act, 1927, the following adaptations shall be made—

(a)for subsection (1) of section two the following subsection shall be substituted:

(1)The law relating to the relief of the poor shall be administered locally by councils of counties and county boroughs, and in the administration thereof a member of a county council or county borough council, or a committee or sub-committee of such a council, shall not, save as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, or any rules, orders or regulations of the Minister made thereunder, be capable of acting by virtue of his office except at a meeting of the council, committee or sub-committee;

(b)section six, as applied by subsection (4) of section twenty-four of the Local Government Act, 1894, shall have effect as if the words "or, in the case of a guardian for " a parish wholly or partly situate within a borough, " is qualified to be elected a councillor for that borough " were omitted therefrom;

(c)nothing in sections twenty-nine to thirty-two or in section two hundred and twenty-four shall apply to officers appointed by the council of a county or county borough under any Act other than the Poor Law Act, 1927;

(d)from subsection (1) of section forty-six, the words "for " the district wherein the poor law union or the greater " part thereof is comprised " shall be omitted;

(e)from subsection (1) of section forty-nine, the words "a majority of " shall be omitted;

(f)from section fifty-two, there shall be omitted, in proviso (i) thereof, the words

in the interval between their meetings,and in proviso (ii) thereof, the words " the " board of guardians are not sitting or ";

(g)in subsection (1) of section seventy-three, for the words " poor law union " there shall be substituted the words

county or county borough or in any part thereof;

(h)in subsection (2) of section eighty-eight, there shall be substituted for the words

one of their numberthe word "person";

(i)in paragraph (b) of section one hundred and sixteen for the words " comprising the parish" there shall be substituted the words

to which he was ordered to be removed;

(j)in subsection (1) of section one hundred and twenty-three, for the words "the workhouse of the last-mentioned board " there shall be substituted the words

any workhouse of the last-mentioned council or, ifany particular workhouse has been designated for the " purpose by them, at that workhouse," and from subsection (2) of the said section, the words " guardian " or " shall be omitted;

(k)in paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section one hundred and twenty-four, for the words " in the county court within whose district their poor law union or the " greater part thereof is situated" there shall be substituted the words

in any county court thedistrict whereof is wholly or partly comprised in their " county or county borough ";

(l)in subsections (1) and (4) of section one hundred and twenty-eight, for the words "the workhouse," wherever those words occur, there shall be substituted the words

any workhouse;

(m)from section one hundred and seventy-two the word "chargeability" shall be omitted, and for the words

poor law union

there shall be substituted the word

parish;

(n)from subsection (1) of section one hundred and eighty-six, the words "and where meetings of the dispensary committee may be held " shall be omitted;

(o)in section two hundred and nine for the words from "a school or asylum" to the end of the section the words "a separate school " shall be substituted;

(p)from section two hundred and ten, the words "or a " dispensary committee," and the words " dispensary " committee " shall be omitted; .

(q)in section two hundred and twenty-two for the words "and any parochial and other local meeting" the words " or committee or sub-committee" shall be substituted; .

(r)for section two hundred and twenty-five, the following section shall, be substituted : A certificate of chargeability in such form as may be prescribed by order of the Minister, or in a form to the like effect, may be issued by the council of any county or comity borough, and every such certificate purporting to be signed by the clerk of the council shall, unless the contrary is shown, be sufficient evidence of the truth of all the statements contained therein, and shall, within the period of twenty-one days from the date of the certificate, be received in evidence accordingly by all courts of law and all justices and for all purposes without proof of the signature or of the official character of the person signing it.

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