Coventry Extension Act 1931

Publication Date:January 01, 1931
 
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Coventry Extension Act 1931

(21 & 22 Geo. 5) c. lvi

An Act to extend the boundaries of the city of Coventry and for purposes incidental thereto.

[8th July 1931]

[21 & 22 Geo. 5.] Coventry Extension [Ch. lvi ] Act, 1931. CHAPTER lvi. An Act to extend the boundaries of the city of A.D. 1931. Coventry and for purposes incidental thereto. [8th July 1931.] W HEREAS the existing city of Coventry (in the preamble to this Act called " the city ") is a county borough under the government of the mayor aldermen and citizens of the city (hereinafter called " the Corporation"): And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the local Acts specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act and of the Orders specified in Part II of that schedule are in force in the city : And whereas the parishes of Binley Exhall Foles-hill Keresley Walsgrave-on-Sowe Willenhall and Wyken in the rural district of Foleshill and the parishes of Allesley and Coundon in the rural district of Meriden and the parishes of Baginton Stivichall and Stoneleigh in the rural district of Warwick are respectively situate in the administrative county of Warwick and immediately adjoin or are in close proximity to the city : And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the city so as to include within the city as extended parts of the parishes of Binley Exhall Foleshill Keresley Walsgrave-on-Sowe Willenhall Wyken Allesley Coundon Baginton Stivichall and Stoneleigh : And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the parish of Coventry so as to include therein the said parts of parishes : [Price 2s. Od. Net.] A 1 [Ch. lvi.] Coventry Extension [21 & 22 Geo. 5.1 Act, 1931. AJD. 1931. And whereas it is expedient that the other pro- visions contained in this Act should be enacted : And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903 as amended by the Local Government (County Boroughs and Adjustments) Act 1926 have been observed: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent 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 (that is to say): Peeltminaiiy. Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Coventry Extension Act 1931. Interpre- 2.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions tation. to which meanings are assigned by the Pubhc Health Acts shall have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction. (2) In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires " The city " means the existing city of Coventry as extended by this Act; " The existing city " means the city as it exists immediately before the appointed day;" " The Corporation " means as the context requires the mayor aldermen and citizens of the existing city or the city acting by the council; " The council" means as the context requires the council of the existing city or the city; "The mayor" "the town clerk" and "the treasurer" mean respectively as the context requires the mayor the town clerk and the treasurer of the existing city or the city and include respectively any person duly authorised 2 [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] Coventry Extension Act, 1931. [Ch. lvi.] to discharge temporarily the duties of those A.D. 1931. offices respectively; " The general rate fund " and " the general rate " mean respectively the general rate fund and the general rate of the city; "The Foleshill district" "the Meriden district" "the Warwick district" "the Foleshill Council" "the Meriden Council" and "the Warwick Council" mean respectively the rural districts of Foleshill Meriden and Warwick and the rural district councils of those districts; " The rural councils" means the councils last mentioned; " The added part of" followed by the name of any of the parishes of Binley Exhall Foleshill Keresley Walsgrave-on-Sowe Willenhall Wyken Allesley Coundon Baginton Stivichall and Stone-leigh means the part of the existing parish of that name which is included within the inner edge of the red line on the city map and is described in the Second Schedule to this Act and " the excluded part " of any of those parishes means the remaining part thereof; " The parish " followed by the name of any of the parishes of Binley Exhall Foleshill Keresley Walsgrave-on-Sowe Willenhall Wyken Allesley Coundon Baginton Stivichall and Stoneleigh means that parish as altered by this Act; " The added areas " means the parts of the Foleshill district the Meriden district and the Warwick district which are added to the existing city by this Act and are described in the Second Schedule to this Act Provided that should there be any discrepancy between the said description and the added areas as shown on the city map hereinafter denned the said map shall prevail; "The local Acts" means the local Acts specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act the Orders specified in Part II of that schedule and so much of the confirmation Acts specified in that Part as relates to those Orders; A2 3 lvi ] Coventry Extension [21 & 22 Geo. 5.1 Act, 1931. A.D. 1931. " The appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and thirty-two; " The city map" means the map marked " Coventry extension city map" and signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable the Viscount Burnham the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Committee and Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The ward map " means the map marked " Map of the wards of the city of Coventry as extended by the Coventry Extension Act 1931 " and signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable the Viscount Burnham the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Committee and Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The drainage map" means the map marked " Drainage map referred to in the section of the Coventry Extension Act 1931 of which the marginal note is 'As to sewers and sewage disposal works ' " and signed in quadruplicate by Herbert Dunnico the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Committee and Private Bill Office of the House of Commons one with the town clerk at his office and one with the clerk of the Warwickshire County Council at his office; " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; "The county" means the administrative county of Warwick and " the county council" means the county council of the county; 4 [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] Coventry Extension [Ch lvi 1 Act, 1931. " The Act of 1888 " " the Act of 1894 " and " the A.D. 1931. Act of 1929" mean respectively the Local Government Act 1888 the Local Government Act 1894 and the Local Government Act 1929; " The Public Health Acts " means the Public Health Act 1875 and the Acts amending and extending the same; " The Municipal Corporations Acts" means the Municipal Corporations Act 1882 and the Acts amending and extending the same and the Borough Councillors (Alteration of Number) Act 1925; " Provisional Order " includes a Special Order or any Order having the effect of an Act of Parliament; " The Minister " means the Minister of Health; " The revenues of the Corporation of the existing city" and " the revenues of the Corporation of the city" mean respectively the revenues of the mayor aldermen and citizens of the existing city and of the city respectively from time to time arising from any of their land undertakings or other property for the time being and the rates or contributions leviable by or on the order or precept of the said mayor aldermen and citizens respectively. Commencement. 3.(1) Save as otherwise expressly provided this Commence-Act shall come into operation on the appointed day meat of and any order made by the Minister under section 46 Act-of the Act of 1929 affecting the Foleshill district shall be deemed to come into operation on that day : Provided that for the purposes of any adjustment between the Corporation and the Foleshill Council such order shall be deemed to come into operation immediately after the provisions of this Act shall have come into operation. (2) For the purposes of (a) the compilation alteration or re-arrangement of any register of electors made under the Representation of the People Acts; 5 [Ch. lvi.] Coventry Extension [21 & 22 Geo. o.] Act, 1931. A.D. 1931. (b) all proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-two for any area affected by this Act; and (c) the preparation of any precept or contribution order to be issued or made on or after the appointed day; this Act shall operate from the date of the passing of this Act. Extension of city. 4.(1) The boundary of the existing city the area whereof is included within the green line on the city map shall be altered so as to include in addition to that area so much of the Foleshill district as comprises the added parts of Binley Exhall Foleshill Keresley WalsgTave-on-Sowe Willenhall and Wyken so much of the Meriden district as comprises the added parts of Allesley and Coundon and so much of the Warwick district as comprises the added parts of Baginton Stivichall and Stoneleigh. (2) The boundary of the city shall be that shown by the inner edge of the red fine on...

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