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City of London (Union of Parishes) Act 1907

1907 CHAPTER cxl 7 Edw 7

An Act to provide for the union of the parishes in the city of London into one parish and to make better provision for the local government of the said city and for other purposes.

[21st August 1907]

Whereas the mayor aldermen and commons of the city of London in common council assembled (hereinafter called “the Common Council”) have power under theM1 City of London Sewers Act 1848 and the Acts amending the same to direct the alderman or his deputy and the major part of the Common Councilmen of every ward within the said city from time to time to make a rate called the sewer rate for the maintenance of the sewerage and drainage of the said city and another rate called the consolidated rate for maintaining the streets in the said city and the other purposes in the said Acts mentioned:

And whereas the Common Council have also power under theM2 City of London Police Act 1839 and the Acts amending the same to order and direct that a rate (commonly called “the police rate”) shall be made in the several wards of the said city by the alderman or his deputy and the major part of the Common Councilmen of each ward to raise money for defraying three equal fourth parts of the expenses of the police force of the said city:

And whereas there are at present more than one hundred parishes comprised within the city of London which are united in one union called “the City of London Union” having a board of guardians elected for such union:

And whereas separate overseers are appointed for each of the said parishes and separate valuation lists are made for and separate poor rates are levied in each of the said parishes and the multiplication of valuation lists rate books demand notes and other documents leads to unnecessary expense:

And whereas it is expedient that the said city should be constituted one parish for all other than ecclesiastical or charitable purposes or purposes of income tax inhabited house duty or land tax and that the Common Council should be constituted the overseers of such parish:

And whereas certain lists of voters for the said city are now prepared by the secondary of the city of London and it is expedient that the duties now performed by the overseers of the said parishes respectively in respect of the preparation of lists of voters should be performed by the said secondary:

And whereas it is expedient that the powers of the board of guardians of the said City of London Union to appoint the assessment committee of the said union should be transferred to and vested in the Common Council:

And whereas it is expedient that the Common Council should be empowered to make levy and collect one rate over the said city for the purposes of their expenses under theM3 City of London Sewers Act 1848 theM4 City of London Police Act 1839 and the Acts amending or extending the same respectively and also to make one poor rate over the said city and that provision should be made for making levying and collecting the said rates together:

And whereas it is expedient that such further provisions as are hereinafter contained should be made for carrying into effect the objects aforesaid and otherwise in relation to the local government of the said city:

And whereas the objects aforesaid cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament:

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C1Functions of Board of Guardians of City of London Poor Law Union now exercisable as to vaccination by Area Health Authority and as to their remaining functions by Secretary of State and Supplementary Benefits Commission: Local Government Act 1929 (c. 17), ss. 1, 18(g), Sch. 10, National Health Service Act 1946 (c. 81), ss. 19, 26, National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29), ss. 1, 2, 64(1), Sch. 7 Pt. I, London Government Act 1963 (c. 33), ss. 4, 45, Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20), ss. 2, 3, Schs. 1, 8, S.I. 1968/1699 and National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 (c. 32), ss. 5, 14

C2Functions of Local Government Board now exercisable by Secretary of State: Ministry of Health Act 1919 (c. 21), s. 3(1)(a)(5), Sch. 1, S.I. 1951/753, 1900 (1951 I, pp. 1354, 1347) and 1970/1681

C3Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C4Militia (City of London) Act 1820 cited or referred to by its short title under Authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1893 (c. 14), s. 3

Marginal Citations

M11848 c. clxiii.

M31848 c. clxiii.

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