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The Local Authorities (England) (Property etc.) Order 1973

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4.—(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;

buildings”, except in article 22, means buildings not within the meaning of the term “land”;

corporate land” means corporate land within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1933;

divided parish” means the parish of Abbots Langley, Altcar, Alwalton, Aston, Birtley, Blagdon, Bold, Brafield-on-the-Green, Burnham, Burrington, Charlwood, Christchurch East, Collingtree, Compton Martin, Corton, Courteenhall, Datchworth, East Harptree, Ecton, Great Houghton, Harraton, Harworth, Heighington, Herringfleet, Horley, Kislingbury, Little Houghton, Loxton, Lydiate, Milton Malsor, Newton Longville, Orton Longueville, Orton Waterville, Overstone, Redbourn, Reedham, Rothersthorpe, St Michael Rural, Shenley Brook End, Shifnal, Slaugham, Sopley, South Biddick, Tattenhoe, Thorpe St Andrew, Ubley, Upton, West Harptree, Wexham, Whaddon, Wootton or Worth;

historic and ceremonial propertydoes not include any property held (or under article 19, 20, 22 or 39 deemed to be held) for the purposes of any statutory functions;

landincludes land covered by water and any interest or right in, to or over land;

parish authority” means in the case of a parish having a separate parish council that council, and in any other case the parish meeting, or the representative body or the parish trustees, as may be appropriate; the relevant class of authorities, in relation to any authority described in column (1) of the following table, means the class specified in respect thereof in column (2).

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(1)(2)
A county council

In the case of areas included in metropolitan counties, metropolitan county councils

In the case of other areas, nonmetropolitan county councils

The corporation or council of a borough, or the council of an urban or rural district

In the case of areas included in metropolitan districts, metropolitan district councils

In the case of other areas, nonmetropolitan district councils;

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; and

water authority” means an authority established in accordance with section 2 of the Water Act 1973; and any reference to the area of a water authority, without more, means the area of that authority as defined in section 2(2)(b) of or Schedule 1 to that Act.

(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.

(4) Any reference in this order to a numbered article or schedule shall, unless the reference is to an article or schedule of a specified order, be construed as a reference to the article or schedule bearing that number in this order.

(5) Any reference in any article of this order to a numbered paragraph shall, unless the reference is to a paragraph of a specified article, be construed as a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in the first-mentioned article.

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