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Local Government Act 1929

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14Consequential amendments of certain Acts

(1)The Local Government Act, 1888, shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if amongst the powers conferred by that Act on county councils (including the London County Council) there were included the like powers with respect to the provision of places for the reception of the sick as are conferred on local authorities by section one hundred and thirty-one of the Public Health Act, 1875, as amended by section sixty-four of the Public Health Act, 1925.

(2)Section one hundred and thirty-one of the Public Health Act, 1875, as so amended, shall in its application to county councils and county borough councils have effect as if the power to provide places for the reception of the sick included power to provide places for the reception of pregnant women.

(3)A committee appointed under the Public Health Act, 1875, by the council of a county borough for dealing with matters relating to public health, the committee appointed by the London County Council for similar purposes, and the public health and housing committee appointed by a county council under section seventy-one of the Housing, Town Planning &c, Act, 1909, may include members who are not members of the council by which the committee is appointed, so, however, that two-thirds at least of the members of the committee shall be members of the council; and any such committee may, subject to any directions of the council, appoint such and so many sub-committees, consisting either wholly or partly of members of the committee, as the committee thinks fit.

(4)So much of proviso (ii) to section thirty of the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, as provides that local authorities under that Act shall not have any duties with respect to defectives who are for the time being provided for by poor law authorities shall as from the appointed day cease to have effect.

(5)A committee for the care of the mentally defective constituted under the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, may, subject to any directions of the local authority under that Act, appoint such and so many subcommittees, consisting either wholly or partly of members of the committee, as the committee thinks fit.

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