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Public Health Act 1875


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I

    1. Preliminary.

      1. 1.Short title.

      2. 2.Extent of Act.

      3. 3.Division of Act into parts.

      4. 4.Definitions.



      1. 5.Urban and rural sanitary districts.

      2. 6.Description of urban districts and urban authorities.

      3. 7.Incorporation of local boards and improvement commissioners.

      4. 8.Election of local boards.

      5. 9.Description of rural districts and rural authorities.

      6. 10.Powers and duties of urban authorities.

      7. 11.Powers and duties of rural authorities.

      8. 12.Vesting of property in local authorities.



      1. Regulations as to Sewers and Drains.

        1. 13.Sewers vested in local authority.

        2. 14.Power to purchase sewers.

        3. 15.Maintenance and making of sewers.

        4. 16.Powers for making sewers.

        5. 17.Sewage to be purified before being discharged into streams.

        6. 18.Alteration and discontinuance of sewers.

        7. 19.Cleansing sewers.

        8. 20.Map of system of sewerage.

        9. 21.Power of owners and occupiers within district to drain into sewers of local authority.

        10. 22.Use of sewers by owners and occupiers without district.

        11. 23.Power of local authority to enforce drainage of undrain houses.

        12. 24.Power of local authority to require houses to be drained new sewers.

        13. 25.Penalty on building house without drains in urban district.

        14. 26.Penalty on unauthorised building over sewers and under streets in urban district.

      2. Disposal of Sewage.

        1. 27.Powers for disposing of sewage.

        2. 28.Power to agree for communication of sewers with sewers of adjoining district.

        3. 29.Power to deal with land appropriated to sewage purposes.

        4. 30.Contribution to works under agreement for supply distribution of sewage.

        5. 31.Application of 27 & 28 Vict. c.114 to works for supply sewage.

      3. As to Sewage Works without District.

        1. 32.Notice to be given before commencing sewage works without district.

        2. 33.In case of objection, works not to be commenced without sanction of Local Government Board.

        3. 34.Inspector to hold inquiry and report to Local Government Board.


      1. 35.Penalty on building houses without privy accommodation.

      2. 36.Power of local authority to enforce provision of privy accommodation for houses.

      3. 37.As to earthclosets.

      4. 38.Privy accommodation for factories.

      5. 39.Public necessaries.

      6. 40.Drains, privies, &c. to be properly kept.

      7. 41.Examination of drains, privies, &c. on complaint of nuisance.


      1. Regulations as to Streets and Houses.

        1. 42.Local authority to provide for cleansing of streets and removal of refuse.

        2. 43.Penalty on neglect of local authority to remove refuse, &c.

        3. 44.Power of local authority to make byelaws imposing duty of cleansing, &c. on occupier.

        4. 45.Power to provide receptacles for deposit of rubbish.

        5. 46.Houses to be purified, on certificate of officer of health, or of two medical practitioners.

        6. 47.Penalty in respect of certain nuisances on premises.

      2. Offensive Ditches and Collections of Matter.

        1. 48.Provision for obtaining order for cleansing offensive ditches lying near to or forming the boundaries of districts.

        2. 49.Removal of filth on certificate of inspector of nuisances.

        3. 50.Periodical removal of manure from mews and other premises.


      1. Powers of Local Authority in relation to Supply of Water.

        1. 51.General powers for supplying district with water.

        2. 52.Restriction on construction of waterworks by local authority.

        3. 53.As to construction of reservoirs.

        4. 54.Power of carrying mains.

        5. 55.As to supply of water.

        6. 56.Power to charge water rates and rents.

        7. 57.Incorporation of certain provisions of Waterworks Clauses Acts.

        8. 58.Power to supply water by measure.

        9. 59.Register of meter to be evidence.

        10. 60.Penalty for injuring meters.

        11. 61.Power to supply water to authority of adjoining district.

        12. 62.Local authority may require houses to be supplied with water in certain cases.

        13. 63.Powers of water company for supplying water to local authority.

        14. 64.Vesting of public cisterns, &c. in local authority.

        15. 65.Water for public baths, or trading or manufacturing purposes.

        16. 66.Duty of urban authority to provide fire-plugs.

        17. 67.Agreements with universities.

      2. Provisions for Protection of Water.

        1. 68.Penalty for causing water to be corrupted by gas washings.

        2. 69.Local authority may take proceedings to prevent pollution of streams.

        3. 70.Power to close polluted wells, &c.


      1. Occupation of Cellar Dwellings.

        1. 71.Prohibition of occupying cellar dwellings.

        2. 72.Existing cellar dwellings only to be let or occupied on certain conditions.

        3. 73.Penalty on persons offending against enactment.

        4. 74.Definition of occupying as a dwelling.

        5. 75.Power to close cellars in case of two convictions.

      2. Common Lodging-houses.

        1. 76.Registers of common lodging-houses to be kept.

        2. 77.All common lodging-houses to be registered, and to be kept only by registered keepers.

        3. 78.Local authority may refuse to register houses.

        4. 79.Notice of registration to be affixed to houses.

        5. 80.Byelaws to be made by local authority.

        6. 81.Power to local authority to require supply of water to houses.

        7. 82.Limewashing of houses.

        8. 83.Power to order reports from keepers of houses receiving vagrants.

        9. 84.Keepers to give notice of fever, &c. therein.

        10. 85.As to inspection.

        11. 86.Offences by keepers of houses.

        12. 87.Evidence as to family in proceedings.

        13. 88.Conviction for third offence to disqualify persons from keeping common lodging-house.

        14. 89.Interpretation of " common lodging-house ".

      3. Byelaws as to Houses let in Lodgings.

        1. 90.Local Government Board may empower local authority to make byelaws as to lodging-houses.


      1. 91.Definition of nuisances.

      2. 92.Duty of local authority to inspect district for detection of nuisances.

      3. 93.Information of nuisances to local authority.

      4. 94.Local authority to serve notice requiring abatement of nuisance.

      5. 95.On non-compliance with notice complaint to be made to justice.

      6. 96.Power of court of summary jurisdiction to make order dealing with nuisance.

      7. 97.Order of prohibition in case of house unfit for human habitation.

      8. 98.Penalty for contravention of order of court.

      9. 99.Appeal against order.

      10. 100.In certain cases order may be addressed to local authority.

      11. 101.Power to sell manure, &c.

      12. 102.Power of entry of local authority.

      13. 103.Penalty for disobedience of order.

      14. 104.Costs and expenses of execution of provisions relating to nuisances.

      15. 105.Power of individual to complain to justice of nuisance.

      16. 106.Power of officer of police to proceed in certain cases against nuisances.

      17. 107.Local authority may take proceedings in superior court for abatement of nuisances.

      18. 108.Power to proceed where cause of nuisance arises without district.

      19. 109.Provision in case of two convictions for overcrowding.

      20. 110.Provision as to ships.

      21. 111.Provisions of Act relating to nuisances not to affect other remedies.


      1. 112.Restriction on establishment of offensive trade in urban district.

      2. 113.Byelaws as to offensive trades in urban district.

      3. 114.Duty of urban authority to complain to justice of nuisance arising from offensive trade.

      4. 115.Power to proceed where nuisance arises from offensive trade carried on without district.

    8. UNSOUND MEAT, &C.

      1. 116.Power of medical officer of health to inspect meat, &c.

      2. 117.Power of justice to order destruction of unsound meat, &c.

      3. 118.Penalty for hindering officer from inspecting meat, &c.

      4. 119.Search warrant may be granted by a justice.


      1. Provisions against Infection.

        1. 120.Duty of local authority to cause premises to be cleansed and disinfected.

        2. 121.Destruction of infected bedding, &c.

        3. 122.Provision of means of disinfection.

        4. 123.Provision of conveyance for infected persons.

        5. 124.Removal of infected persons without proper lodging to hospital by order of justice.

        6. 125.Removal to hospital of infected persons brought by ships.

        7. 126.Penalty on exposure of infected persons and things.

        8. 127.Penalty on failing to provide for disinfection of public conveyance.

        9. 128.Penalty on letting houses in which infected persons have been lodging.

        10. 129.Penalty on persons letting houses making false statements as to infectious disease.

        11. 130.Power of Local Government Board to make regulations.

      2. Hospitals.

        1. 131.Power of local authority to provide hospitals.

        2. 132.Recovery of costs of maintenance of patient in hospitals.

        3. 133.Power to provide temporary supply of medicine.


      1. 134.Power of Local Government Board to make regulations for prevention of diseases.

      2. 135.Publication of regulations and orders.

      3. 136.Local authority to see to the execution of regulations.

      4. 137.Power of entry.

      5. 138.Poor law medical officer entitled to costs of attendance on board vessels.

      6. 139.Local Government Board may combine local authorities.

      7. 140.Penalty for violating or obstructing the execution of regulations.

    11. MORTUARIES, &C.

      1. 141.Power of local authority to provide mortuaries.

      2. 142.Justice may in certain cases order removal of dead body to mortuary.

      3. 143.Power of local authority to provide places for post-mortem examinations.



      1. As to Highways.

        1. 144.Powers of surveyors of highways and of vestries under 5 & 6 W. 4 c. 50 vested in urban authority.

        2. 145.Inhabitants of urban district not liable to rates for roads without district.

        3. 146.Power of urban authority to agree as to making of new public roads.

        4. 147.Power of urban authority to construct or adopt public bridges, &c. over or under canals, &c.

        5. 148.Power of urban authority to enter into agreement with turnpike trustees as to repair, &c. of roads.

      2. Regulation of Streets and Buildings.

        1. 149.Vesting of streets, &c. in urban authority.

        2. 150.Power to compel paving, &c. of private streets.

        3. 151.Exemption from expenses under last section of incumbent of church, &c.

        4. 152.Power to declare private streets when sewered, &c. to be highways.

        5. 153.Power to require gas and water pipes to be moved.

        6. 154.Power to purchase premises for improvement of streets.

        7. 155.Power to regulate line of buildings.

        8. 156.Buildings not to be brought forward.

        9. 157.Power to make byelaws respecting new buildings, &c.

        10. 158.As to commencement of works and removal of works made contrary to byelaws.

        11. 159.What to be deemed a new building.

        12. 160.Incorporation of certain provisions of 10 & 11 Vict. c. 34.

      3. Lighting Streets, &c.

        1. 161.Powers of urban authority for lighting their district.

        2. 162.Power for sale of undertaking of gas company to urban authority.

        3. 163.Watching and Lighting Act (3 & 4 W. 4 c. 90) to be superseded by this Act.


      1. 164.Urban authority may provide places of public recreation.

      2. 165.Urban authority may provide public clocks.


      1. 166.Urban authority may provide markets.

      2. 167.Incorporation of provisions of 10 & 11 Vict. c.14 as to markets.

      3. 168.Power for sale of undertaking of market company to urban authority.

      4. 169.Power to provide slaughter-houses.

      5. 170.Notice to be affixed on slaughter-houses.


      1. 171.Incorporation of certain provisions of 10 & 11 Vict. c. 89.

      2. 172.Urban authority may make byelaws for licensing horses, boats, &c. for hire.


    1. Contracts.

      1. 173.Power of local authorities to contract.

      2. 174.Provisions to contracts by urban authority.


      1. 175.Power to purchase lands.

      2. 176.Regulations as to purchase of land.

      3. 177.Power to let lands.

      4. 178.Provision for lands belonging to the Duchy of Lancaster.


      1. 179.Mode of reference to arbitration.

      2. 180.Regulations as to arbitration.

      3. 181.Claims under twenty pounds may be referred to court of summary jurisdiction.

      4. 182.Authentication and alteration of byelaws.

      5. 183.Power to impose penalties on breach of byelaws.

      6. 184.Confirmation of byelaws.

      7. 185.Byelaws to be printed, &c.

      8. 186.Evidence of byelaws.

      9. 187.Byelaws made under s. 90 of 5 & 6 W. 4 c. 76 to be submitted to Local Government Board.

      10. 188.As to regulations of local authority.


      1. Officers of Local Authorities.

        1. 189.Appointment of officers of urban authority.

        2. 190.Appointment of officers of rural authority.

        3. 191.As to medical officer of health, &c.

        4. 192.Offices tenable by same persons.

        5. 193.Officers not to contract with local authority.

        6. 194.Officers entrusted with money to give security.

        7. 195.Officers to account.

        8. 196.Summary proceedings against defaulting officers.

      2. Mode of conducting Business.

        1. 197.Urban authority to provide offices.

        2. 198.Proceedings, &c. of urban authority being the council of a borough.

        3. 199.Meetings, &c. of urban authority not being the council of a borough.

        4. 200.Power of urban authority to appoint committees.

        5. 201.Power of rural authority to delegate their powers and duties to a committee.

        6. 202.Power of rural authority to form parochial committee.

        7. 203.Casual vacancies in committees may be filled.

        8. 204.Meetings and proceedings of committees.

        9. 205.Inspectors may attend meetings of certain authorities.

        10. 206.Local authority to report.



      1. 207.Mode of defraying expenses of urban authority.

      2. 208.Power in certain cases by provisional order to alter mode.

      3. General District Rate.

        1. 209.District fund account.

        2. 210.Making general district rate.

        3. 211.Assessment, &c. of general district rate.

        4. 212.Inspection of poor rate books for purposes of assessment.

      4. Private Improvement Rate.

        1. 213.Power to make private improvement rates.

        2. 214.Proportion of private improvement rate may be deducted from rent.

        3. 215.Redemption of private improvement rates.

      5. Highway Rate.

        1. 216.Costs of repairs of highways.

        2. 217.Certain acts not required to be done in case of highway rate made by urban authority.

      6. General Provisions as to Urban Rates.

        1. 218.Estimate to be prepared before making rates.

        2. 219.Rates to be open to inspection.

        3. 220.Description of owner or occupier in rates.

        4. 221.Rates may be amended.

        5. 222.Publication and collection of rates.

        6. 223.Evidence of rates.

        7. 224.Power to make deduction from rate in certain cases.

        8. 225.Power to reduce or remit rates.

        9. 226.Saving for existing agreements.

        10. 227.Limit in local Act not to apply to rate for purposes of this Act.

        11. 228.Quota of rates to be paid by the universities, &c.


      1. 229.Expenses of rural authority.

      2. 230.Mode of raising contributions in rural district.

      3. 231.Remedy for nonpayment by overseers of amount required by precept of rural authority.

      4. 232.As to private improvement expenses.


      1. 233.Power to borrow on credit of rates.

      2. 234.Regulations as to exercise of borrowing powers.

      3. 235.Power to borrow on credit of sewage land and plant.

      4. 236.Form of mortgage.

      5. 237.Register of mortgages.

      6. 238.Transfer of mortgages.

      7. 239.Receiver may be appointed in certain cases.

      8. 240.Rentcharge may be granted in respect of advances made for private improvements.

      9. 241.Rentcharges to be registered.

      10. 242.Power of Public Works Loan Commissioners to lend to local authority.

      11. 243.Power of Public Works Loan Commissioners to lend to local authority on recommendation of Local Government Board.

      12. 244.Borrowing powers of joint boards and certain other authorities.

    4. AUDIT.

      1. Audit of Accounts of Local Authorities.

        1. 245.Accounts of local authorities.

        2. 246.Audit where urban authority are a town council.

        3. 247.Audit where urban authority are not a town council.

        4. 248.Audit of accounts of rural authority.

        5. 249.Taxation of bill of solicitor or attorney.

        6. 250.Auditor to audit accounts of officers.


    1. Prosecution of Offences and Recovery of Penalties, &c.

      1. 251.Summary proceedings for offences, penalties, &c.

      2. 252.General provisions as to summary proceedings.

      3. 253.Restriction on recovery of penalties.

      4. 254.Application of penalties.

      5. 255.Proceedings in certain cases against nuisances.

      6. 256.Summary proceedings for recovery of rates.

      7. 257.Recovery of expenses by local authority from owners.

      8. 258.Justices may act though members of local authority are liable to contribute.

      9. 259.Appearance of local authorities in legal proceedings.

      10. 260.Name of local authority need not be proved.

      11. 261.Demands below 50l may be recovered in county courts.

      12. 262.Proceedings not to be quashed for want of form.

      13. 263.False evidence punishable as perjury.

      14. 264.Notice of action against local authority, &c.

      15. 265.Protection of local authority and their officers from personal liability.

    2. Notices.

      1. 266.Notices, &c. may be printed or written.

      2. 267.Service of notices.

    3. Appeal.

      1. 268.Appeal in certain cases to Local Government Board.

      2. 269.Appeal to quarter sessions.

  9. PART VIII Alteration of Areas and Union of Districts.

    1. Alterations of Areas.

      1. 270.Powers of Local Government Board in relation to alteration of areas.

      2. 271.Local Government Board may by provisional order constitute local government district.

      3. 272.Local Government Board may by order constitute local government district in pursuance of a resolution of owners and ratepayers.

      4. 273.Objection to resolution.

      5. 274.Appeal to Local Government Board in case of alleged invalidity of vote.

      6. 275.General provisions as to orders.

      7. 276.Local Government Board may invest rural authority with powers of urban authority.

      8. 277.Power of rural authority to form special drainage districts.

      9. 278.Power to settle disputes as to boundaries of districts.

    2. Union of Districts.

      1. 279.Formation of united district.

      2. 280.Governing body of united district.

      3. 281.Contents of provisional order forming united district.

      4. 282.Meetings and proceedings of joint boards.

      5. 283.Expenses of joint board.

      6. 284.Payment of contributions to joint board.

      7. 285.Power to execute works in adjoining districts, and to combine for execution of works.

      8. 286.Districts may be united for appointing a medical officer of health.


      1. 287.Constitution of port sanitary authority.

      2. 288.Jurisdiction of port sanitary authority.

      3. 289.Delegation of powers by port sanitary authority.

      4. 290.Expenses of port sanitary authority.

      5. 291.Provision as to port of London.

      6. 292.Proceedings for raising a sum for payment of debt within district of a defaulting authority.

  10. PART IX Local Government Board.

    1. Inquiries by Board.

      1. 293.Power of Board to direct inquiries.

      2. 294.Orders as to costs of inquiries.

      3. 295.Orders of Board under this Act.

      4. 296.Power of Inspectors of Local Government Board.

    2. Provisional Orders by Board.

      1. 297.As to provisional orders made by Local Government Board.

      2. 298.Costs of provisional orders.

    3. Power of Board to enforce Performance of Duty by defaulting Local Authority.

      1. 299.Proceedings on complaint to Board of default of local authority.

      2. 300.Further provision for recovery of expenses.

      3. 301.Power of Board to borrow to defray expenses of performing duty of defaulting authority.

      4. 302.Recovery of principal and interest.

    4. Powers of Board in relation to Local Acts, &c.

      1. 303.Power to repeal and alter local Acts.

      2. 304.Settlement of differences arising out of transfer of powers or property to local authority.

  11. PART X Miscellaneous and Temporary Provisions.

    1. Miscellaneous.

      1. 305.Entry on lands for purposes of Act.

      2. 306.Penalty on obstructing execution of Act.

      3. 307.Penalty on damaging works, &c. of local authority.

      4. 308.Compensation in case of damage by local authority.

      5. 309.Compensation in certain cases to officers.

      6. 310.Provision where improvement Act district or local government district becomes a borough.

      7. 311.Power of local boards to change name.

      8. 312.As to election of certain improvement commissioners, &c.

      9. 313.Substitution in other Acts of provisions of this Act for provisions of repealed Acts.

      10. 314.Byelaws as to hop-pickers.

      11. 315.As to byelaws inconsistent with this Act.

      12. 316.As to construction of incorporated Acts.

      13. 317.Construction of schedules.

    2. Temporary Provisions.

      1. 318.As to clerk and treasurer of certain authorities.

      2. 319.As to special district rates.

      3. 320.Division of expenses between landlord and tenant in certain cases.

      4. 321.Validity of certain securities.

      5. 322.As to certain turnpike trustees.

      6. 323.As to main sewerage districts and joint sewerage boards.

      7. 324.As to audit of certain accounts.

      8. 325.As to certain orders under section 20 of 35 & 36 Vict. c. 79.

  12. PART XI Saving Clauses and Repeal of Acts.

    1. Saving Clauses.

      1. 326.Provision as to the sanitary authorities existing at the passing of this Act and their officers, &c.

      2. 327.Saving for works and property of certain authorities, and for navigation and water rights, &c.

      3. 328.Reference to arbitration in case of works not within preceding section.

      4. 329.Effect of arbitration.

      5. 330.Provision as to transfer of powers, &c.

      6. 331.Provision as to alteration of sewers.

      7. 332.Saving for water rights generally.

      8. 333.Arbitration as to alteration of sewers injuriously affecting supply of water, &c.

      9. 334.Saving for mines, &c.

      10. 335.Saving for collegiate bodies and Government departments.

      11. 336.Saving for Metropolitan Board of Works.

      12. 337.Saving for payment in certain cases to local authority.

      13. 338.Saving for acts of authorities under certain local Acts.

      14. 339.Saving for certain local boards.

      15. 340.Saving for proceedings under local Acts.

      16. 341.Powers of Act to be cumulative.

    2. Oxford.

      1. 342.Constitution of local board of the Oxford district.

    3. Repeal of Acts.

      1. 343.Repeal of Acts in Schedule V.



      Rules as to Meetings and Proceedings.

      1. (1.) Rules applicable to Local Boards.

        1. 1.Every local board shall from time to time make regulations...

        2. 2.No business shall be transacted at any such meeting unless...

        3. 3.Every local board shall from time to time at their...

        4. 4.If the chairman so appointed dies resigns or becomes incapable...

        5. 5.If the chairman is absent from any meeting at the...

        6. 6.The names of the members present, as well as of...

        7. 7.Every question at a meeting shall be decided by a...

        8. 8.In case of an equal division of votes the chairman...

        9. 9.The proceedings of a local board shall not be invalidated...

        10. 10.Any minute made of proceedings at a meeting, and copies...

        11. 11.The annual meeting of a local board shall be held...

        12. 12.The first meeting of a local board for a district...

        13. 13.Nothing in these rules contained with respect to the appointment...

      2. (2) Rules applicable to Committees of Local Authorities, other than Councils of Boroughs, and to Joint Boards.

        1. 1.A committee or joint board may meet and adjourn as...

        2. 2.The quorum of a committee or joint board shall consist;...

        3. 3.A committee or joint board may appoint a chairman of...

        4. 4.If no chairman is elected, or if the chairman elected...

        5. 5.Every question at a meeting shall be determined by a...

        6. 6.In case of an equal division of votes the chairman...

        7. 7.The proceedings of a committee or joint board shall not...

        8. 8.Any minute made of proceedings at a meeting, and copies...



        1. Number and Qualification of Members.

          1. 1.The number of members of a local board constituted after...

          2. 2.The Local Government Board may from time to time by...

          3. 3.A person shall not be qualified to be a member...

          4. 4.Where two or more persons are jointly seised or possessed...

          5. 5.A person who is a bankrupt or whose affairs are...

        2. Wards.

          1. 6.The Local Government Board may, by order made on application...

          2. 7.If any member is elected in more than one ward,...

          3. 8.No person entitled to vote shall give in the whole...

          4. 9.Subject as aforesaid, any owner or ratepayer may, by notice...

        3. Qualification of Electors, Scale of Voting, and Register of Owners.

          1. 10.The word owner, when used in relation to the right...

          2. 11.A person shall not be deemed a ratepayer or be...

          3. 12.Owners of and ratepayers in respect of property situated within...

          4. 13.Any person who is owner and also bonk fide occupier...

          5. 14.Owners may give their votes either personally-or by proxy.

          6. 15.The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under...

          7. 16.No member of a corporation or of any such body...

          8. 17.Partners in a firm consisting of not more than six...

          9. 18.An owner or a proxy shall not (except at the...

          10. 19.The local board shall cause a register to be made...

          11. 20.A claim by an owner or proxy to be entered...

          12. 21.A claim by an owner or proxy may be made...

          13. 22.A person entitled to vote either as owner or ratepayer...

          14. 23.Claims and objections shall be sent to the chairman of...

          15. 24.A person making an objection shall also give written notice...

          16. 25.The chairman shall between the twentieth of February and the...

          17. 26.The chairman on the expiration of the time for sending...

          18. 27.For the purpose of enabling the chairman to determine the...

          19. 28.Not later than the sixteenth of March the chairman shall...

          20. 29.If the chairman is unable or unwilling to conduct the...

          21. 30.The register shall be open to the inspection of candidates...

          22. 31.At the first election of a local board constituted after...

        4. Returning Officer.

          1. 32.The returning officer, for the purposes of the election of...

          2. 33.If the office of chairman is vacant at the time...

          3. 34.The local board, or (in case of the first election)...

          4. 35.If any returning officer appointed by the Local Government Board...

        5. Election.

          1. 36.The returning officer shall after the close of the revision...

          2. 37.The returning officer may, .if he thinks fit, cause to...

          3. 38.The clerk of the board of guardians of any union,...

          4. 39.Any person entitled to vote may nominate for the office...

          5. 40.Every such nomination shall be in writing, and shall state...

          6. 41.Any person nominated may withdraw from his candidature by giving...

          7. 42.If the number of persons nominated and not withdrawn is...

          8. 43.If the number nominated and not withdrawn exceeds the number...

          9. 44.The returning officer shall, three days at least before the...

          10. 45.Each voter shall write his initials in the voting paper...

          11. 46.Any person voting as a proxy shall in like manner...

          12. 47.Any voter unable to write shall affix his mark at...

          13. 48.The returning officer shall cause the voting papers to be...

          14. 49.No voting paper shall be received or admitted unless the...

          15. 50.If any person nominated, or any person on his behalf,...

        6. Counting of Votes.

          1. 51.The returning officer shall on the day immediately following the...

          2. 52.The candidates to the number to be elected who, being...

          3. 53.The returning officer shall also cause to be made a...

          4. 54.Such list shall during office hours be open to public...

          5. 55.The returning officer shall make all his arrangements for the...

        7. Declaration to be made by Members.

          1. 56.A person shall not act as a member of a...

          2. 57.Such declaration shall be signed by the person making the...

          3. 58.Any person who neglects to make and subscribe the declaration...

        8. Retirement of Members.

          1. 59.Subject as herein-after mentioned, one third of the number of...

          2. 60.The order in which the persons elected at the first...

          3. 61.No person elected shall in any case continuously remain in...

          4. 62.Before the fifteenth of April in each year a number...

          5. 63.Any person who has ceased to be a member is...

        9. Disqualification of Members.

          1. 64.Any member who ceases to hold his qualification, or becomes...

        10. Casual Vacancies.

          1. 65.Any casual vacancy occurring by death resignation disqualification failure duly...

        11. General Provisions.

          1. 66.Whenever the day appointed for the performance of any act...

          2. 67.The necessary expenses attendant on any election, and such reasonable...

          3. 68.If the returning officer refuses or neglects to comply with...

          4. 69.Any person who— Fabricates in whole or in part or...

          5. 70.Any person who, not being duly qualified to act as...

        12. As to Local Boards established before the passing of the Local Government Act, 1858.

          1. 71.Where the district of a local board established under the...

          2. 72.Elective members of any local board established under the Public...

        13. Temporary Provisions.

          1. 73.All members of local boards existing at the time of...

          2. 74.The provisions of section twenty-six of the Sanitary Law Amendment...

        14. Oxford.

          1. 75.Nothing in the rules in this schedule shall apply to...


        1. 1.Where any local board lapses through its members ceasing to...

        2. 2.In the case of any lapse of a local board,...


      1. Rules as to Resolutions of Owners and Ratepayers.

        1. 1.For the purpose of passing a resolution of owners and...

        2. 2.The summoning officer of such meeting shall be— In boroughs,...

        3. 3.Ratepayers or owners making a requisition for the summoning of...

        4. 4.The .summoning officer shall, on such requisition as aforesaid, fix...

        5. 5.The summoning officer shall be the chairman of the meeting...

        6. 6.The chairman shall propose to the meeting the resolution, and...

        7. 7.A copy, under the hand of the summoning officer, of...

        8. 8.Where in pursuance of a resolution passed in manner provided...



      1. PART I Enactments which have been already repealed are in a few instances included in this repeal, in order to avoid the necessity of reference to previous statutes.

      2. PART II

      3. PART III

        1. 11 & 12 Vict. c. 63. s. 83.

          1. As to interments within churches.

        2. 21 & 22 Vict. c. 98. s. 49.

          1. Local board to be burial board in certain cases.

        3. 24 & 25 Vict. c. 61. s. 21.

          1. Urban authorities may repair fences surrounding burial grounds.

        4. 26 & 27 Vict. c. 17. s. 6.

          1. Local government districts to be within highway districts for purpose of highway meetings.

        5. 29 & 30 Vict. c. 90. s. 44.

          1. Power to burial boards in certain cases to transfer their powers to urban authority.

        6. 29 & 30 Vict. c. 90. s. 51.

          1. Power to reduce penalties imposed by 6 G. 4. c. 78.

        7. 29 & 30 Vict c. 90. s. 52.

          1. Description of vessels within provisions of 6 G. 4. c. 78.

        8. 35 & 36 Vict. c. 76. s. 34.

          1. As to consent of Local Government Board required in certain cases.

        9. 35 & 36 Vict. c. 79. s. 35.

          1. Transfer of powers and duties of Board of Trade under Alkali Act, 1863, and Metropolis Water Acts, 1852 and 1871, to Local Government Board.

        10. 35 & 36 Vict. c. 79. s. 36.

          1. Transfer of powers and duties of Secretary of State under Highway and Turnpike Acts to Local Government Board.

        11. 35 & 36 Vict. c. 79. s. 37.

          1. Transfer of officers to Local Government Board.

        12. 35 & 36 Vict. c. 79. s. 38.

          1. Salary of medical officer.

        13. 35 & 36 Vict. c. 79. s. 48.

          1. Orders of the Local Government Board how to be publsihed.

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