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Local Government Act 1929

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129Provisions as to inquiries

(1)The Minister of Health may direct any inquiries to be held by his inspectors which he may deem necessary for the purposes of this Act, and such inspectors shall for the purposes of any inquiry have all such powers as they have for the purposes of inquiries directed by him under the Poor Law Act, 1927.

(2)The Minister of Transport may hold inquiries for the purposes of this Act, including appeals to him thereunder, as. if those purposes were purposes of the Ministry of Transport Act, 1919, and section twenty of that Act shall apply accordingly.

(3)The Secretary of State may hold inquiries for the purposes of the provisions of this Act relating to the review by county councils of electoral divisions as if those purposes were purposes of section fifty-four of the Local Government Act, 1888, and subsection (1) of section eighty-seven of that Act shall apply accordingly.

(4)Where the Secretary of State or either such Minister causes any such inquiry as aforesaid to be held, the costs incurred by him in relation to that inquiry (including such reasonable sum not exceeding five guineas a day as he may determine for the services of any inspector or officer engaged in the inquiry) shall be paid by such council or person as the Secretary of State or Minister concerned may direct, and the Secretary of State or Minister concerned may certify the amount of the costs so incurred and any amount so certified and directed by him to be paid by any council or person shall be a debt due to the Crown from that council or person.

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