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Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974

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Part IU.K. Preliminary

1 Short title.U.K.

This Act may be cited as the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974.

2 Interpretation.U.K.

In this Act, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act of 1947” means the M1London County Council (General Powers) Act 1947;

the Act of 1957” means the M2London County Council (General Powers) Act 1957;

the Act of 1959” means the M3Highways Act 1959.

the Act of 1967” means the M4Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967;

the Act of 1971” means the M5Town and Country Planning Act 1971;

the Act of 1972” means the M6Local Government Act 1972;

the Act of 1973” means the M7Land Compensation Act 1973;

area” in relation to the Council means Greater London and in relation to a borough council means the borough;

borough” means the London Borough and “borough council” means London borough council;

the Common Council” means the Common Council of the City of London;

the Council” means the Greater London Council;

enactment” means any enactment, whether public general or local, and includes any order, byelaw, rule, regulation, scheme or other instrument having effect by virtue of an enactment;

local newspaper” includes any newspaper published in Greater London and circulating throughout the whole of Greater London (whether or not the newspaper also circulates outside Greater London);

motor vehicle” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1967;

road” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1967 and includes any length of road and any part of the width of a road;

Secretary of State” means the Secretary of State for the Environment;

statutory undertakers” means [F1a universal service provider within the meaning of Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011], a water authority and the persons authorised by any enactment to carry on any undertaking for the supply of electricity, gas, hydraulic power or water;

street” includes any highway and any bridge carrying a highway, and any road, lane, mews, footpath, square, court, alley or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not, and also includes any part of a street;

traffic sign” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1967;

and any reference to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, extended or applied by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act.

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