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Local Government Act 1929

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In this Act tinless the context otherwise requires—

  • " Appointed day " means the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty, except that for the purposes of Part V of this Act it means the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine:

  • "Appropriate percentage" means as respects the first and second fixed grant periods seventy-five per cent., as respects the third fixed grant period fifty per cent., and as respects the fourth fixed grant period twenty-five per cent.:

  • "Appropriate year" means as respects the first fixed grant period the standard year, and as respects any subsequent fixed grant period the last year of the preceding fixed grant period :

  • " Certified " means— in relation to roads or road grants, certified by the Minister of Transport: in relation to the number of unemployed insured men or women, certified by the Minister of Labour: in relation to any other matter, certified by the Minister of Health or such district auditor or officer of the Ministry of Health as he may appoint for the purpose:

  • " Classified road " means a road classified by the Minister of Transport under the Ministry of Transport Act, 1919, in Class I or Class II, or in any class declared by him to be not inferior to those classes for the purposes of this Act:

  • "County" means an administrative county, but does not include a county borough:

  • "County bridge" includes any bridge which a county council are liable to repair, except a bridge which they are liable to repair only by reason of the facts that the bridge is repairable by the inhabitants at large and that the road carried by the bridge is, for the time being, a county road:

  • "County of London" means the administrative County of London:

  • " District" means county district, that is to say, a non-county borough or other urban district or a rural district:

  • " Drainage rate " means any rate which is assessed under any commission of sewers or in respect of any drainage, wall, embankment or other work for the benefit of the land:

  • " Enactment" includes any public general, local or private Act and any rule, regulation, byelaw order, or award made under any Act:

  • " Estimated population " and " estimated number " of children under five years of age per thousand " of the estimated population " mean in relation to any year, the population or number as estimated by the Registrar-General for the calendar year in which the year in question begins:

  • " Functions " includes powers and duties:

  • " Gross annual value for income tax purposes" means the annual value for the time being in force for the purposes of income tax under Schedule A of the Income Tax Act, 1918, as amended by any subsequent enactment:

  • " Local Act" includes a Provisional Order confirmed by Act of Parliament:

  • "Losses on account of grants" means such losses calculated in accordance with the rules set out in Part II. of the Fourth Schedule to this Act:

  • "Losses on account of rates" means such losses calculated in accordance with the rules set out in Part I. of the Fourth Schedule to this Act:

  • " Minister " means the Minister of Health:

  • " Net annual value for income tax purposes " means the gross annual value for income tax purposes as reduced for the purpose of collection in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of No. V. of Schedule A of the Income Tax Act, 1918, as amended by any subsequent enactment:

  • " Officer " includes servant:

  • " Parish rate " means a rate or an additional item of a rate levied to defray the expenses of a parish council or parish meeting other than expenses defrayed out of a special rate, and also includes any additional item of the general rate which by virtue of section three of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, is to be levied in lieu of a special rate :

  • " Poor law authority " means a board of guardians, the board of management of a school district, an asylum board, and a joint committee constituted under section three of the Poor Law Act, 1927, or the corresponding provision of any Act repealed by that Act:

  • " Poor law area " means, in relation to a board of guardians, the poor 'law union, in relation to the board of management of a school district, the school district, in relation to an asylum board, the asylum district, and in relation to a joint committee, the combination of poor law unions for which the joint committee acts:

  • "Prescribed" means, save as otherwise expressly provided in Part II of this Act, prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act:

  • " Property " and " liabilities " have the same meanings as in the Local Government Act, 1888 :

  • " Public health services " includes services relating to maternity and child welfare, lunacy and mental deficiency, and the welfare of the blind:

  • " Rate " has the same meaning as in the Bating and Valuation Act, 1925:

  • "Rating area" has the same meaning as in the Bating and Valuation Act, 1925:

  • "Reduced rateable value" means, subject to the provisions of the last foregoing section, in relation to any hereditament, the rateable value thereof according to the valuation lists in force on the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and in relation to any area the aggregate of such rateable values of all the hereditaments in the area:

  • " Registration Acts " means the Births and Deaths Registration Acts, 1836 to 1926, and the Marriage Acts, 1811 to 1898 :

  • " Registration officer " means, for the purposes of Part II and Part VII of this Act, any superintendent registrar and registrar of births and deaths :

  • " Road" means a highway repairable by the inhabitants at large, and, save as in this Act otherwise expressly provided, includes any bridge so repairable carrying the road, and " improvement" in relation to a road includes the fixing of a building line or improvement line under any enactment:

  • "Road officer" means an officer employed as the road surveyor of a highway authority or employed under the control of such a surveyor in the surveying, making, maintenance or repair of roads:

  • " Separately rated area " means any parish, part of a parish or place which is either a contributory place or an area otherwise subject to separate or differential rating (other than differential rating which is not of a permanent character), or as respects any county borough or any district in which there is no such parish or part of a parish or place, means the county borough or the district, as the case may be:

  • " Sinking fund " includes any fund for the redemption of debt:

  • " Special rate" means a special rate as defined in section three of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925:

  • " Spending authority" means the council of a county, county borough or district, the common council of the City of London, the council of a metropolitan borough, or a board of guardians:

  • " Standard year " means the year beginning on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and ending on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine:

  • "Transferred officer" means an officer who by virtue of this Act is in respect of any office transferred from one authority to another :

  • " Transferred services " means the services in respect of which functions are transferred to councils by Parts I and III of this Act:

  • " Unemployed insured men" and " unemployed insured women " mean, respectively, men and women of or over the age of eighteen years being insured contributors under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, 1920 to 1928, who are for the time being recorded as being unemployed for the purpose of the returns of unemployment made by the Minister of Labour :

  • " Unreduced rateable value" means, subject to the provisions of the last foregoing section, in relation to any hereditament what would have been the rateable value thereof on the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, if that rateable value had been calculated in accordance with the enactments which were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, but on the assumption that the net annual value of the hereditament was the net annual value thereof as on the said first day of October; and in relation to any area the aggregate of such rateable values of all the hereditaments in the area:

  • " Water-rate" means any rate or other charge payable by consumers for the supply of water:

  • "Weighted population" means in relation to any county or county borough, the weighted population calculated in accordance with the rules set out in Part III. of the Fourth Schedule to this Act.

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