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The Local Government (Rating Matters) Order 1973

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(2) In this order—

the Act” means the Local Government Act 1972;

the specified matters” means

  • the establishment of districts as rating areas and of district councils as the rating authorities therefor;

  • the abolition of boroughs outside Greater London and of urban and rural districts;

  • the establishment of new parishes in certain areas in England under Part V of Schedule 1 to the Act;

  • the abolition of urban and rural parishes in Wales and the establishment there of communities;

  • the division of certain rural parishes in England by the Act or the English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972(1) and the establishment of new parishes by the Act and the New Parishes Order 1973;

  • the abolition of urban parishes in England;

  • the amendment of the General Rate Act 1967 effected by paragraph 28 of Schedule 13 to the Act;

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Wales” means the area consisting of the counties established by section 20 of the Act (new local government areas in Wales) and “Englanddoes not include any area included in any of those counties.

(3) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires, references to any enactment shall be construed as references to that enactment as amended, extended or applied by or under any other enactment, and in this paragraph “enactmentincludes any instrument made under any Act.

(1)

(1972 III, p. 6024).

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