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

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1.  In the following table—

(a)county matters” and “district matters”, in relation to any transferor authority, mean

(i)in the case of property, property (not being excepted property) held for the purposes of functions not exercisable on and after 1st April 1974 by an authority of the relevant class in relation to the transferor authority but so exercisable by the authority specified in respect of the matters transferred in column (4) of the table in this Schedule;

  

(ii)in the case of liabilities, liabilities incurred in relation to such functions;

  

(iii)in the case of contracts, deeds, bonds, agreements and other instruments, and notices, such instruments subsisting and notices given in relation to such functions;

  

(iv)in the case of actions and proceedings and causes of action or proceeding, such actions and proceedings pending or causes existing in relation to such functions;

but if specified as such matters in relation to any area include only such matters being local matters in respect of such area;

(b)community matters”, in relation to any transferor authority, means

(i)in the case of property—

(a)property held for the purposes of functions not exercisable on and after 1st April 1974 by county or district councils; and

(b)parish property within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1933, the proceeds of sale of such property and any securities in which such proceeds have been invested;

  

(ii)in the case of liabilities, liabilities incurred in relation to such functions or parish property;

  

(iii)in the case of contracts, deeds, bonds, agreements and other instruments, and notices, such instruments subsisting and notices given in relation to such functions or parish property;

  

(iv)in the case of actions and proceedings and causes of action or proceeding, such actions and proceedings pending or causes existing in relation to such functions or parish property;

but if specified as such matters in relation to any area includes only such matters being local matters in respect of such area;

(c)police matters”, “port health matters” and “sewerage and sewage disposal matters” mean

(i)in the case of property, property held for the purposes of the relevant functions;

  

(ii)in the case of liabilities, liabilities incurred in relation to such functions;

  

(iii)in the case of contracts, deeds, bonds, agreements and other instruments, and notices, such instruments subsisting and notices given in relation to such functions; and

  

(iv)in the case of actions and proceedings and causes of action or proceeding, such actions and proceedings pending or causes existing in relation to such functions,

but if specified as such matters in relation to any area include only such matters being local matters in respect of such area, and for the purposes of the foregoing definitions “the relevant functions” means

  • (i) in the case of police matters, functions exercisable for police purposes, including the purposes of section 81 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967;

  • (ii) in the case of port health matters, functions exercisable by the transferor authority as port health authority;

  • (iii) in the case of sewerage and sewage disposal matters, functions exercisable for the purposes of sewerage and sewage disposal;

(d)local matters”, in relation to any area, means

(i)in the case of property—

(a)subject to the provision of paragraph 3, sited property situated in; and

(b)other property held exclusively in respect of,

the area;

  

(ii)in the case of liabilities, liabilities incurred exclusively in respect of the area;

  

(iii)in the case of contracts, deeds, bonds, agreements and other instruments, and notices, such instruments subsisting and notices given exclusively in respect of the area;

  

(iv)in the case of actions and proceedings and causes of action or proceeding, such actions and proceedings pending or causes existing exclusively in respect of the area.

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