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23Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule and the provisions of Schedule 26 to this Act, all the provisions of the Public Health Acts 1875 to 1925 shall extend throughout England and Wales, whether or not they so extended immediately before 1st April 1974.

24Paragraph 23 above shall not apply to the following enactments, that is to say—

(a)so much of section 160 of the M1Public Health Act 1875 as incorporates the provisions of the M2Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 with respect to the naming of streets (hereafter in this Schedule referred to as “the original street-naming enactment”);

(b)section 171(4) of the said Act of 1875;

F1(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)sections 21, 82, 83 F2. . . of the M3Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907; and

(e)sections 17 to 19 and 76 of the M4Public Health Act 1925;

and those enactments shall, subject to paragraph 25 below, apply to those areas, and only those, to which they applied immediately before 1st April 1974.

25(1)Subject to [F3sub-paragraph (2)] below, a local authority may after giving the requisite notice resolve that any of the enactments mentioned in paragraph 24 above shall apply throughout their area or shall cease to apply throughout their area (whether or not, in either case, the enactment applies only to part of their area).E+W

(2)A resolution under this paragraph disapplying—

(a)section 171(4) of the M5Public Health Act 1875;

F4(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)section 82, 83 F5. . . of the M6Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907; or

(d)section 76 of the M7Public Health Act 1925;

must be passed before 1st April 1975, but any other resolution under this paragraph may be passed at any time.

(3)A resolution under this paragraph applying either of the following provisions, that is to say, section 21 of the said Act of 1907 or section 18 of the said Act of 1925, throughout an area shall have effect as a resolution disapplying the other provision throughout that area and a resolution under this paragraph applying either of the following provisions, that is to say, the original street-naming enactment or section 19 of the said Act of 1925, throughout an area shall have effect as a resolution disapplying the other provision throughout that area.

(4)F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)The notice which is requisite for a resolution given under sub-paragraph (1) above is a notice—

(a)given by the local authority in question of their intention to pass the resolution given by advertisement in two consecutive weeks in a local newspaper circulating in their area; and

(b)served, not later than the date on which the advertisement is first published, on the council of every parish or community whose area, or part of whose area, is affected by the resolution or, in the case of a parish so affected but not having a parish council (whether separate or common), on the chairman of the parish meeting.

(6)The date on which a resolution under this paragraph is to take effect shall—

(a)F7. . . be a date specified therein, being not earlier than one month after the date of the resolution; F8. . .

(b)F8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)A copy of a resolution of a local authority under this paragraph, certified in writing to be a true copy by the proper officer of the authority, shall in all legal proceedings be received as evidence of the resolution having been passed by the authority.

26The following enactments shall not extend to Greater London, that is to say—

(a)sections 160 and 171 of the M8Public Health Act 1875;

F9(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)sections 21 and 80 of the M9Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 and so much of section 81 of that Act as relates to the M10Town Police Clauses Act 1847;

(d)sections 17 to 19, 75 and 76 of the M11Public Health Act 1925.

27(1)The powers conferred on certain authorities by the enactments to which this paragraph applies shall be exercisable not only by those authorities, but also by all local authorities within the meaning of this Act, whether or not they are local authorities for the purposes of the Public Health Acts 1875 to 1925, and references in those enactments to an urban authority or a local authority shall be construed accordingly.E+W

(2)This paragraph applies to the following enactments, that is to say—

(a)section 164 of the M12Public Health Act 1875;

(b)section 44 of the M13Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890;

(c)Part VI of the M14Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907, as amended by Part VI of the M15Public Health Act 1925.

28A district council [F10or, where they are not the highway authority, the council of a Welsh principal area] shall not without the consent of the highway authority—

(a)provide a clock under section 165 of the M16Public Health Act 1875 in a case where it overhangs a highway; or

(b)exercise any power under section 40 or 42 of the M17Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890 or section 14 or 75 of the M18Public Health Act 1925 in relation to a highway.

29A highway authority who are not a local authority within the meaning of the M19Public Health Acts 1875 to 1925 may exercise concurrently with the local authority powers conferred on the latter by section 153 of the Public Health Act 1875.

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30Any reference in section 161 of the said Act of 1875 to an urban authority shall, in relation to a metropolitan road within the meaning of the M20London Government Act 1963, be construed as a reference to the Greater London Council alone.

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31A local authority within the meaning of the Public Health Acts 1875 to 1925 may exercise the powers conferred by section 31 of the M21Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 without being empowered by an order made by the Secretary of State.

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32So much of section 76 of the said Act of 1907 as enables the Secretary of State to make rules governing the exercise by local authorities of their powers under that section shall cease to have effect.

33F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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