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Local Government Act 1888

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15Council to have power to oppose Bills in Parliament

The county council of an administrative county shall have the same powers of opposing Bills in Parliament, and of prosecuting or defending any legal proceedings necessary for the promotion or protection of the interests of the inhabitants of the county, as are conferred on the council of a municipal borough by the Act of the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth years of Victoria, chapter ninety-one ; and subject as herein-after provided the provisions of that Act shall extend to a county council as if such council were included in the expression " governing body," and the administrative county were the district in the said Act mentioned. Provided that—

(a)No consent of owners and ratepayers shall be required for any proceedings under this section;

(b)This section shall not empower a county council to promote any Bill in Parliament, or to iucur or charge any expense in relation thereto.

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