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Electricity Act 1947

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I British Electricity Authority and Area Electricity Boards

    1. 1.Main functions of Electricity Boards

    2. 2.Additional functions of Electricity Boards

    3. 3.Constitution of Central Authority and Area Boards

    4. 4.Definition and variation of areas

    5. 5.Powers of Minister in relation to Central Authority

    6. 6.Powers of Central Authority and Minister in relation to Area Boards

    7. 7.Consultative Councils

    8. 8.Annual reports of Central Authority and Area Boards

    9. 9.Compulsory purchase of land

    10. 10.Power of Electricity Boards to promote and oppose Bills

    11. 11.Electricity Boards not to be exempt from taxation, etc

    12. 12.Liability of Electricity Boards in actions, etc

  3. Part II Acquisition of Electricity Undertakings

    1. Vesting of Assets

      1. 13.Bodies to whom Part II of Act applies

      2. 14.Vesting of assets of electricity undertakings

      3. 15.Provisions as to undertakings of local authorities

      4. 16.Right of pre-emption for local authorities in respect of land vested in an Electricity Board

      5. 17.Composite companies

      6. 18.Disclaimer of agreements and leases

      7. 19.Subsequent transfer of property from one Electricity Board to another

    2. Compensation to Holders of Securities

      1. 20.Compensation to holders of securities of bodies other than local authorities

      2. 21.Appointment of stockholders' representative

    3. Compensation to Local Authorities

      1. 22.Compensation to local authorities

      2. 23.Further compensation to local authorities in respect of severance

      3. 24.Further compensation to local authorities in respect of capital works

    4. Compensation to Composite Companies

      1. 25.Compensation to composite companies

    5. Control of Dividends and Interest and Safeguarding of Assets pending transfer

      1. 26.Control of dividends, interest and other payments

      2. 27.Final payment of dividends and interest

      3. 28.Income tax provisions

      4. 29.Re-opening of transactions resulting in dissipation of assets

      5. 30.Provisions as to foreign investments

    6. Supplementary Provisions

      1. 31.Establishment of Electricity Arbitration Tribunal

      2. 32.Procedure and enforcement of orders of arbitration tribunal

      3. 33.Staff and expenses of arbitration tribunal

      4. 34.Determination of questions as to application of Part II of this Act

      5. 35.Power to obtain information

  4. Part III Financial Provisions

    1. 36.General duties and powers of Central Authority and Area Boards in financial matters

    2. 37.Fixing and variation of tariffs

    3. 38.Investigation into and modification of provisions of Act of 1943 regarding price of electricity supplied under s. 16 (1)

    4. 39.Borrowing powers of Central Authority and Area Boards

    5. 40.British Electricity Stock

    6. 41.Apportionment of liabilities in respect of stock and borrowed moneys as between Central Authority and Area Boards

    7. 42.Treasury guarantees

    8. 43.Reserve Funds of Central Authority and Area Boards

    9. 44.Application of surplus revenues of Central Authority and Area Boards

    10. 45.Sums which are to be chargeable to revenue account

    11. 46.Accounts and audit of Central Authority and Area Boards

    12. 47.Provisions as to North of Scotland Board

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and General

    1. Non-Statutory Undertakings

      1. 48.Acquisition of non-statutory undertakings

    2. Further Provisions as to Electricity Supply

      1. 49.Supply of electricity to railways

      2. 50.Use of heat from generating stations

      3. 51.Power to break up streets for certain purposes

      4. 52..Extension of period for certification of meters

    3. Conditions of Employment and Pension Rights

      1. 53.Machinery for settling terms and conditions of employment of staff, etc

      2. 54.Provisions as to pension rights

      3. 55.Compensation to officers in connection with transfers

      4. 56.Arbitration Acts not to apply to proceedings before referees or boards of referees

    4. Consequential amendment of Statutory Provisions

      1. 57.Application, amendment and repeal of enactments relating to electricity supply

      2. 58.Power to dissolve Electricity Commissioners

      3. 59.Assets of Electricity Associations to be applicable for compensating their officers

    5. General

      1. 60.Power to make regulations relating to efficiency of supply and safety

      2. 61.Penalties

      3. 62.Provisions as to prosecutions and as to offences by corporations

      4. 63.Service of notices, etc

      5. 64.Provisions as to regulations and orders

      6. 65.Expenses of the Minister

      7. 66.Inquiries

      8. 67.Interpretation

      9. 68.Application to Scotland

      10. 69.Short title and extent

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Area Electricity Boards

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Authorised Undertakers to whom Part II of Act applies

      1. PART I Public and Local Authorities and Companies (other than Composite Companies)

      2. Part II Composite Companies

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Issue of British Electricity Stock in satisfaction of Compensation

      1. PART I Provisions applicable to securities with values determined before the vesting date

      2. Part II Provisions applicable to other securities

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Adaptations and Modifications of Enactments

      1. PART I Enactments other than Electric Lighting (Clauses) Act, 1899, and the Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Act, 1943

      2. Part II The Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Act, 1943

    5. Part Schedule

      Electric Lighting (Clauses) Act, 1899

    6. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      Enactments Repealed

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