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Local Government Act 1948

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130Insurance by local authorities against accidents to members

(1)A local authority may enter into a contract with any person whereby, in consideration of payments by the authority by way of premium or otherwise, that person undertakes to pay to the authority such sums as may be provided in the contract in the event of any member of the authority meeting with a personal accident, whether fatal or not, while he is engaged on the business of the authority.

(2)Any sum received by the authority under any such contract shall, after deduction of any expenses incurred in the recovery thereof, be paid by them to, or to the personal representatives of, the member of the authority in respect of an accident to whom that sum is received.

(3)The provisions of the Life Assurance Act, 1774, shall not apply to any such contract, but any such contract shall be deemed for the purposes of the Assurance Companies Acts, 1909 to 1946, to be a policy of insurance upon the happening of personal accidents.

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland, the expression " local authority " means a county, town or district council.

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