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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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IIIEach of the said Parishes which at the Time of the passing of this Act contains more than Two thousand rated Householders shall be divided into Wards; and it shall be lawful for such Person or Persons as may be appointed for this Purpose as herein provided to determine and set out, on or before the Tenth Day of October next, the Number, Extent, Limits, and Boundary Lines of such Wards, but so nevertheless that no Ward shall contain less than Five hundred rated, Householders, and that the whole Number of Wards in any Parish shall not exceed Eight; and the Person or Persons, setting out such Wards in any Parish shall apportion among the several Wards the Number of Vestrymen to be elected for such Parish, and shall, in assigning the Number of Vestrymen to each Ward, have regard, as far as in his or their Judgment it is practicable, as Well to the Number of Persons rated to the Relief of the Poor in each Ward as to the aggregate Amount of the Sums at which all such Persons are rated ; arid the Number of Vestrymen assigned to each Ward shall be a Number divisible by Three; and a Copy of the Particulars of such Division and Apportionment shall be forthwith transmitted to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and also to the Vestry Clerk of the Parish to which such Division and Apportionment relate; and if Her Majesty, by the Advice of Her Privy Council, approve of such Division and Apportionment, the Particulars thereof shall be published in the London Gazette ; and the Parish shall, after such Publication be deemed to be divided into such Wards so determined and set out, and such Division shall continue and be in force until the same be altered as herein provided; and the Number of Vestrymen assigned to each Ward shall be the Number to be elected for such Ward until altered as aforesaid: Provided always, that if Her Majesty, by Advice of Her Privy Council, do not approve such Division and Apportionment, such Publication as aforesaid shall nevertheless be made, and such Division and Apportionment be in force for the Purpose of any Election under the Provisions of this Act, until such Time as Her Majesty, by Advice of Her Privy Council, upon further Information and Report from any such Person or Persons, definitively approve the Division of such Parish into Wards, and of the Number of Vestrymen assigned to each Ward in manner hereinbefore mentioned: Provided also, that where any Parish is already divided into Wards under any Local Act such Parish shall be deemed to be divided into such Wards for the Purposes of this Act, without any Division of such Parish into Wards being made as herein-before provided, but the Number of Vestrymen to be elected for such Parish shall be apportioned as aforesaid among the Wards of such Parish by such Person or Persons as may be appointed for that Purpose as herein provided.

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