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Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954

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44Definitions for local government purposes.N.I.

In an enactment the expression—

  • “borough” when used in relation to local government, shall mean a municipal borough, F1... ;

  • [F2“chairman”, when used in relation to a district council, shall include a mayor or lord mayor, and “vice-chairman”, when so used, shall include a deputy mayor or deputy lord mayor;

  • “councillor” shall include an alderman;

  • “district”, when used in relation to local government, shall mean a local government district within the meaning of section 1 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972M1 and shall include a district which is a borough;

  • “district council” shall mean the council of a district;]

  • [F3“district rate” means a rate made by a district council under the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977M2;]

  • [F2“local government auditor” shall mean [F4the person] [F5designated] as such under [F6 Article 4 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005];]

  • “municipal borough” shall mean any [F7district for which a charter of incorporation of inhabitants, or a charter designating the district a borough, is in force, and shall include a borough which is a city];

  • Definition rep. by SI 1999/663

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