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The Local Authorities etc. (Miscellaneous Provision) Order 1974

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Honorary freedoms

18.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) nothing in the Act shall affect the status of any person who is immediately before 1st April 1974 an honorary freeman of any place which is an existing borough within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1933 or of any body which at such time enjoys privileges of similar nature to honorary freedom of any such place.

(2) In relation to the existing borough of Whitley Bay, paragraph (1) shall have effect in relation only to that part of the borough which is comprised in the district of North Tyneside.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not extend to the county borough of Teesside but—

(a)any person admitted to be an honorary freeman of, or any body enjoying privileges of similar nature to honorary freedom of, the borough of Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees or Thornaby-on-Tees shall be an honorary freeman of, or enjoy privileges of similar nature to honorary freedom of, the area of such borough as existing immediately before 1st April 1968;

(b)any person admitted to be an honorary freeman of, or any body enjoying privileges of similar nature to honorary freedom of, the borough of Teesside shall be an honorary freeman of, or enjoy privileges of similar nature to honorary freedom of, the area of the borough.

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