Bridge of Allan Gas Order Confirmation Act 1935

Publication Date:January 01, 1935
 
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Bridge of Allan Gas Order Confirmation Act 1935

(26 Geo. 5 & 1 Edw. 8) c. i

An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Acts 1899 and 1933 relating to Bridge of Allan Gas.

[20th December 1935]

[26 Geo. 5.] Bridge of Allan [Ch. i.] Gas Order Confirmation Act, 1935. CHAPTER i. An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the a.d. 1935. Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Acts 1899 and 1933 relating to Bridge of Allan Gas. [20th December 1935.] W HEREAS the Provisional Order set forth in the schedule hereunto annexed has been made by one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State under the provisions of the Private Legislation Procedure 62 & 63 Vict. (Scotland) Acts 1899 and 1933 as read with the Secre- c. 47. taries of State Act 1926 and it is requisite that the said 23 & 24 Order should be confirmed by Parliament: ifie&r7 Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Geo. 5. c. 18. Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows : The Provisional Order contained in the schedule Confirmation hereunto annexed is hereby confirmed. ohduirin This Act may be cited as the Bridge of Allan Short title. Gas Order Confirmation Act 1935. [Price U. Net] A 1 [Oh. i.] Bridge of Allan [26 Geo. 5.] Gas Order Confirmation Act, 1935. a.d.1935. SCHEDULE. BRIDGE OF ALLAN GAS. Provisional Order to authorise the provost magistrates and councillors of the burgh of Bridge of Allan to dispose of their gas undertaking to make certain provisions consequent thereon and for other purposes. WHEREAS the provost magistrates and councillors of the burgh of Bridge of Allan in the county of Stirling (hereinafter referred to as " the Town Council " and " the burgh" respectively) acting under the Burgh Police (Scotland) Acts 1892 to 1911 are the municipal local and public authority within the burgh under those Acts and under the Public Health (Scotland) Acts 1897 to 1907 : And whereas on the second day of August one-thousand nine hundred and four the Town Council adopted and on the eighth day of November one thousand nine hundred and four confirmed a resolution under the Burghs Gas Supply (Scotland) Act 1876 and the Burghs Gas Supply (Scotland) Act 1893 and in pursuance thereof acquired at fifteenth May one thousand nine hundred and fourteen and have since carried on a gas undertaking by means of which gas has been supplied to consumers within the burgh and one or two persons without: And whereas the total capital expenditure of the Town Council in respect of their gas undertaking amounts to the sum of forty thousand nine hundred and thirty-two pounds: And whereas the Town Council have from time to time borrowed in respect of their gas undertaking the sum of forty thousand pounds of which the sum of thirteen thousand four hundred and fifty-six pounds has at fifteenth May one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four been repaid: And whereas in the year one thousand nine hundred and nineteen it became necessary to impose a gas contingent guarantee rate on the burgh which has since been 2 [26 Geo. 5.] Bridge of Allan [Ch. i.] Gas Order Confirmation Act, 1935. levied and in respect of which there has been received A.D. 1935. the average annual sum of six hundred and fifteen pounds the actual sum levied in each of the past four years being eight hundred and forty pounds all of which money has been expended in connection with the gas undertaking : And whereas owing to the heavy expense of carrying on the undertaking it has not been possible to set aside any provision for renewals and replacements : And whereas notwithstanding the sums received from the gas contingent guarantee rate deficits . have. arisen and in the four years ended fifteenth May one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four the total loss incurred was one thousand one hundred and sixty-four pounds: And whereas at an election of councillors of the burgh held in November one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four an unprecedented percentage of the electors voted and gave an overwhelming vote in favour of the sale of the gas undertaking : And whereas it has been arranged between the Town Council and the Stirling Gas Light Company incorporated by the Stirling Gas Act 1898 (hereinafter referred to as "the company") that the Town Council should sell and the company should purchase the gas undertaking of the Town Council and the company have applied to the Board of Trade for a Special Order conferring the necessary powers upon the company : And whereas it is expedient and in the public interest that the Town Council should be authorised to sell and transfer the gas undertaking to the company when the company have obtained the necessary powers in accordance with the provisions of this Order: And whereas it is expedient that the further powers and provisions hereinafter in this Order contained should be conferred upon the Town Council and made as by this Order provided: And whereas the purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without an Order confirmed by Parliament under the provisions of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Acts 1899 and 1933 : Now therefore in pursuance of the...

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