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Municipal Corporations Act 1883

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Short title

  3. 2.Abolition of special judicial bodies, exclusive rights of trading, exemptions from juries, &c

  4. 3.Future abolition of corporations, except as provided by new charter or by scheme under 40 41 Vict. c.69

  5. 4.Saving for new charters and for charities

  6. 5.Inquiry as to places mentioned in first part of First Schedule

  7. 6.Power to Privy Council to preserve certain courts and officers

  8. 7.Scheme of Local Government Board respecting places under local boards or improvement commissioners

  9. 8.Power of Charity Commissioners

  10. 9.Provision as to property and transfer thereof

  11. 10.Reservation of rights of property and beneficial exemptions to freemen, their wives and children

  12. 11.Saving for vested interests

  13. 12.Saving for powers of Committee of Council and Charity Commissioners

  14. 13.Saving as to Cinque Ports

  15. 14.Saving as to Winchelsea

  16. 15.Provision as to local authorities and officers

  17. 16.Saving for rights of voting and acts done

  18. 17.Saving for lords of Romney Marsh

  19. 18.Saving for Havering-atte-Bower

  20. 19.Saving for local Act relating to Alnwick

  21. 20.Saving as to Laugharne and Malmesbury

  22. 21.Saving for Newport, Pembroke

  23. 22.Saving for Over

  24. 23.Saving for Altrincham

  25. 24.Saving for lord of the manor of Corfe Castle

  26. 25.Saving for certain rights

  27. 26.Repeal of Acts and charters

  28. 27.Definitions

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Places reported on by the Commissioners of 1876

      1. Part I

        1. Places to which the Commissioners of'1876 consider that the Municipal Corporation Acts might be applied

      2. Part II

        1. Places not mentioned by the Commissioners o/1876 as places to which the Municipal Corporation Acts might be applied

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Places in which the Commissioners of 1876 report that a Municipal Corporation has not existed or has become virtually extinct

      1. Part I Places mentioned in paragraph (15) of the Report of the Commissioners of '1876 as places which either have not been municipal or have long since ceased to be so:

      2. Part II Places mentioned in paragraph (16) of the Report of the Commissioners of 1876 as having had municipal corporations in 1835:

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