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The London Government Order 1965

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Metropolitan Water Board

12.—(1) In this article—

the Act of 1902” means the Metropolis Water Act 1902(1) ;

constituent authority” means an authority entitled to appoint a member or members of the Water Board; and

the Water Board” means the Metropolitan Water Board.

(2) In the Act of 1902—

(a)for section 1(3) there shall be substituted—

(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Water Board shall consist of a chairman and a vice-chairman who shall be appointed by the Board and thirty-nine other members who shall be appointed as follows:—

  • Six by the Greater London Council.

  • One by each of the councils of the London boroughs of Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster.

  • One by the Common Council of the City.

  • One by each of the councils of the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey.

  • One by the Conservators of the River Thames.

  • One by the Lee Conservancy Catchment Board.

(b)for section 15(2) there shall be substituted—

(2) Any sum required to meet any deficiency in the water fund, whether for satisfying past or future liabilities, in any financial year, shall be apportioned amongst the London boroughs, the City of London and the non-county boroughs and urban and rural districts, the whole or part of which is within the limits of supply of the Water Board, in proportion to the rateable value appearing in the valuation lists on the preceding 6th April of the hereditaments at that date supplied with water by the Water Board in the City and in each of the said boroughs and districts.

(c)in section 15(3), in paragraph (b), for “metropolitan” there shall be substituted “London”.

(d)in section 37, in the definition of “constituent authority”, “group of councils” shall be omitted.

(e)in Schedule 3, in paragraph 4 the words “or one of the Councils”, paragraphs 8 to 11, and in paragraph 13 the words “to be made at such time as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Local Government Board”, shall be omitted.

(3) In the Metropolitan Water Board (Term of Office) Order 1952, article 4 shall be omitted.

In the Metropolitan Water Board (Amendment of Constitution) Order 1956, article 3 shall be omitted.

The Metropolitan Water Board (Appointment of Joint Committees and Members) Regulations 1956 are hereby revoked.

(4) Each constituent authority shall at a meeting of the authority during the month of June or July in 1965 and in every third year thereafter appoint such number of members of the Water Board as the authority are entitled to appoint and as is specified in section 1(3) of the Act of 1902 as substituted by paragraph (2).

The clerk or other officer or person by whom notices of meetings of a constituent authority are given shall give to every member of the authority not less than three days' previous notice in writing of the meeting at which the appointment of any member of the Water Board in pursuance of this paragraph is to be made, and of the intention to make the appointment.

(5) Paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Act of 1902 shall not have effect in the case of a member of the Water Board who ceases to be a member of the council by whom he is appointed by reason only of the abolition of that council by section 3(1)(b) of the Act.


2 Edw. 7. c. 41.

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