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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Local Government Administration

    1. Transfer of Functions

      1. 1.Transfer of functions of parish councils and district boards of control

      2. 2.Transfer of functions to county councils

      3. 3.Transfer of functions of education authorities and of functions relating to police and registration of electors

      4. 4.Transfer of functions from county councils to town councils of large burghs

      5. 5.Provisions relating to or consequential on transfers of functions

    2. Transfer of Property and Liabilities and of Officers

      1. 6.Transfer of property and Liabilities of transferor authorities

      2. 7.Transfer of officers and superannuation funds

    3. Reconstitution and Election of County Councils

      1. 8.Reconstitution of county councils

      2. 9.Election of reconstituted county councils

    4. Combination of and Delegation by Local Authorities

      1. 10.Provisions for uniting burghs and combining counties for certain purposes

      2. 11.Provisions as to combination of local authorities

      3. 12.Committees

      4. 13.Power of delegation by county councils

    5. Schemes for Administration

      1. 14.Schemes for administration of functions

    6. Accounts, Bates and Borrowing

      1. 15.Audit and accounts

      2. 16.Expenditure by local authorities on public utility schemes

      3. 17.Payment by county councils of travelling expenses, & c

      4. 18.Rates relating to transferred functions

      5. 19.Consolidated rate

      6. 20.Amendment of 1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 53. s. 7 (6)

      7. 21.Contributions by burghs to county council

      8. 22.Contributions by burghs to police expenditure

      9. 23.Provision as to borrowing by county or town councils

      10. 24.Mitigation of liability of county councils and town councils of large burghs for temporary loans raised under 11 & 12 Geo. 5. c. 64

    7. District Councils

      1. 25.Division of counties into districts and establishment of district councils

      2. 26.Provisions relating to district councils

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 27.Provision for treatment of sick persons

      2. 28.Recovery of expenses of treatment of sick

      3. 29.Power of councils to expend money on public health propaganda

      4. 30.Amendment as to disqualification for pensions under 9 & 10 Geo. 5. c. 102, and 15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 70

      5. 31.Religious instruction in schools

      6. 32.Settlement and irremovability

      7. 33.Provisions as to special districts

      8. 34.Provisions for failure of local authorities with respect to water supply, & c

      9. 35.Medical officers of health and sanitary inspectors

      10. 36.Provision for increase of town councillors in large burghs

      11. 37.Provision as to alteration of register of electors where electoral divisions or wards are altered

      12. 38.Reports and returns

      13. 39.Repeal of 5 Edw. 7. c. 18

      14. 40.Power of local authorities to appropriate property

      15. 41.Amendment of the Public Libraries Acts

      16. 42.Provision as to inquiries

      17. 43.County clerk depute

  3. Part II Rating of Agricultural, Industrial and Freight Transport Lands and Heritages

    1. 44.Rateable value of agricultural lands and heritages

    2. 45.Rateable value of industrial and freight transport lands and heritages

    3. 46.Amendment of 18 & 19 Geo. 5. c. 44

    4. 47.Adjustments as to rating relief between landlords and tenants

    5. 48.Relief to occupiers of agricultural lands and heritages not to be taken account of for certain purposes

    6. 49.Provisions as to valuation roll

    7. 50.Commencement and provision for the year 1929-30

    8. 51.Construction

  4. Part III Exchequer Grants and other Financial Provisions

    1. Discontinued Grants

      1. 52.Discontinuance of grants

    2. General Exchequer Contributions

      1. 53.Payment of General Exchequer Contributions

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

      3. 55.Apportionment of General Exchequer Contributions

    3. Grants to Counties

      1. 56.General Exchequer Grants to counties

      2. 57.Additional Exchequer Grants to counties

    4. Grants to Small Burghs, die

      1. 58.General Exchequer Grants to small burghs, & c

      2. 59.Compensation for losses on account of special rates

      3. 60.Supplementary Exchequer Grants to counties

    5. Grants to Large Burghs

      1. 61.General Exchequer Grants to large burghs

      2. 62.Additional Exchequer Grants to large burghs

      3. 63.Supplementary Exchequer Grants to large burghs

    6. Contributions of County and Town Councils in respect of Welfare of the Blind and Mental Defectives

      1. 64.Contributions to voluntary associations in respect of the welfare of the blind and mental defectives

    7. General

      1. 65.Payment of grants

      2. 66.Power to reduce grants

      3. 67.Application of Exchequer Grants to county and town councils

      4. 68.Power of Department to pay council's contributions to voluntary association or society out of sums payable as General Exchequer Grant

      5. 69.Government property

      6. 70.Power to make regulations

      7. 71.Method of apportionment between authorities of expenditure and grants for purposes of the Seventh and Eighth Schedules

      8. 72.Investigation of working of Rules of Seventh Schedule, Parts III and IV

      9. 73.Interpretation of Part III

    8. Transitory Provisions

      1. 74.Power to adjust grants in respect of alteration of areas before 16th May 1930

      2. 75.Commencement and grants in respect of period beginning 1st October 1929

  5. Part IV General

    1. 76.Orders

    2. 77.Interpretation

    3. 78.Declaration of intention as to future increases of local expenditure

    4. 79.Repeals

    5. 80.Citation and commencement

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      1. Part I

        1. Statutory Provisions regarding Functions of Town Councils of Small Burghs transferred to County Councils

          1. 1.The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Acts, 1854...

          2. 2.The Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act, 1854, and the enactments amending...

          3. 3.The Cattlesheds in Burghs (Scotland) Act, 1866.

          4. 4.The Explosives Acts, 1875 to 1923.

          5. 5.The Rivers Pollution Prevention Acts, 1876 and 1893.

          6. 6.The Infectious Disease (Notification) Act, 1889.

          7. 7.The Sale of Horseflesh, &c, Regulation Act, 1889.

          8. 8.The Diseases of Animals Acts, 1894 to 1927.

          9. 9.The Public Health (Scotland) Acts, 1897 to 1907, so far...

          10. 10.Section one hundred and ten of the Factory and Workshop...

          11. 11.Section fifty-four of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1903.

          12. 12.The Notification of Births Acts, 1907 and 1915.

          13. 13.The Milk and Dairies (Scotland) Act, 1914.

          14. 14.The Midwives (Scotland) Act, 1915.

          15. 15.Section five (b) of the Local Government (Emergency Provisions) Act,...

          16. 16.The Venereal Disease Act, 1917.

          17. 17.Section four of the Maternity and Child Welfare Act, 1918,...

          18. 18.The Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919.

          19. 19.The Blind Persons Act, 1920.

          20. 20.The Milk and Dairies (Amendment) Act, 1922.

          21. 21.The Public Health (Scotland) Amendment Act, 1925.

          22. 22.The Town Planning (Scotland) Act, 1925.

          23. 23.The Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926.

          24. 24.The Wireless Telegraphy (Blind Persona Facilities) Act, 1926.

          25. 25.The Midwives and Maternity Homes (Scotland) Act, 1927,

          26. 26.The Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act, 1928,

          27. 27.The Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928 (except section eleven).

      2. Part II

        1. Functions of Town Councils of Small Burghs relating to the following matters which, so far as not transferred by this Act, may be transferred to County Councils by Order of Secretary of State

          1. 1.Adulteration of food and drugs, and unsound food.

          2. 2.Diseases of animals.

          3. 3.Infectious diseases.

          4. 4.Milk and dairies.

          5. 5.Prevention of pollution of rivers.

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Burghs united

      1. 1.The burghs of Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter and An-struther Wester shall...

      2. 2.The burgh of Elie, Liberty and Williamsburgh and the burgh...

      3. 3.The burghs of Bonnyrigg and Lasswade shall be united.

      4. 4.The burghs of Blairgowrie and Rattray shall be united.

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      1. Audit of Accounts of County and Town Councils

        1. 1.The Secretary of State shall from time to time and...

        2. 2.The county council or the town council, as the case...

        3. 3.The Secretary of State may make regulations either generally or...

        4. 4.Every county council and town council shall make available for...

        5. 5.Before each audit is completed the county clerk or town...

        6. 6.An abstract in duplicate of the accounts duly made up,...

        7. 7.Any ratepayer may make any objection to such accounts or...

        8. 8.If it shall appear to any auditor acting in pursuance...

        9. 9.If the Secretary of State is satisfied that the person...

        10. 10.Every sum determined by the Secretary of State under this...

        11. 11.Within fourteen days after the completion of the audit or,...

        12. 12.The council shall cause the certified duplicate abstract of accounts...

        13. 13.Where any surcharge has been made as hereinbefore provided or...

        14. 14.In the application of this Schedule to the accounts relating...

        15. 15.For the purposes of this Schedule, any ratepayer within a...

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Maximum Rates of Allowances in respect of Travelling and other Personal Expenses necessarily incurred and Time necessarily lost from Ordinary Employment by Members of a County Council or of any Committee or Sub-Committee thereof in attending meetings

      1. I.—Travelling Expenses

      2. II.—Other Personal Expenses

        1. a.When attendance at the meeting has entailed absence from the...

        2. b.Where such attendance has entailed an absence from the ordinary...

        3. c.Where such attendance has entailed one or more nights of...

      3. III.—Time necessarily lost from ordinary employment

    5. FIFTH 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...

    6. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions as to Certain Payments heretofore Payable out of the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account

      1. Payments to Education (Scotland) Fund

      2. Payments to the Agriculture (Scotland) Fund

      3. Sum distributed among Universities of Scotland

    7. SEVENTH SCHEDULE

      Rules for Calculations in respect of General Exchequer Grants

      1. Part I

        1. Rules for determining Losses on account of Bates

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

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

          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 estimating the loss on account of...

      2. Part II

        1. Rules for Determining Losses on Account of Grants

          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 amount 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...

      3. Part III

        1. Rules for determining Weighted Population

          1. 1.The estimated population of the county or large burgh 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 large burgh as...

          5. 5.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule— The...

      4. Part IV

        1. Rules for calculating sums to be allocated to small Burghs and Landward Areas 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 a small burgh shall...

          3. 3.The amount to be allocated to the landward area shall...

    8. EIGHTH 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 functions...

      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...

    9. NINTH SCHEDULE

      Enactments repealed

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