London County Council (General Powers) Act 1910

Publication Date:January 01, 1910
 
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London County Council (General Powers) Act 1910

(10 Edw. 7 & 1 Geo. 5) c. cxxix

An Act to empower the London County Council to execute street works and acquire lands to confer other powers upon that Council and upon sanitary authorities in the administrative county of London to provide for the licensing of employment agencies to empower the council of the metropolitan borough of Camberwell to acquire certain lands and for other purposes

[3rd August 1910]

riO Enw. 7 & London County Council [Oh. CXXiX,] ] Geo. 5.] (General Powers) Act, 1910. CHAPTER cxxix. An Act to empower the London County Council to A.D. 1910. execute street works and acquire lands to confer other powers upon that Council and upon sanitary authorities in the administrative county of London to provide for the licensing of employment agencies to empower the council of the metropolitan borough of Camberwell to acquire certain lands and for other purposes. [3rd August 1910.] W HEREAS it is expedient that the London County Council (herein-after referred to as " the Council") should be empowered to execute the street improvements and works in the royal borough of Kensington and the metropolitan borough of Lambeth by this Act authorised and to acquire lands for those purposes: And whereas it is expedient that the provisions contained in this Act with respect to the acquisition of lands by the Council and the revival of powers to acquire other lands and the extension of the time for the completion of certain authorised works should be made: And whereas it is expedient that for the more effectual repression of nuisances arising from smoke the provisions contained in this Act with respect thereto should be enacted: And whereas by the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1905 it was enacted that agencies or registries for the employment of persons in certain capacities should be registered in a book to be kept by the Council and other provisions were contained in the said Act with respect to such agencies and registries : [Price 1*. 9d.] A 1 [Oh. CXXix.] London County Council [10 Edw. 7 & (General Powers) Act, 1910. 1 Geo. 5.J A.D. 1910. And whereas it has been found that the provisions of the said Act are insufficient for the prevention of fraud and immorality and it is expedient that the said provisions should be repealed and that the provisions contained in this Act with respect to the licensing of agencies or registries and otherwise should be enacted: And whereas it is expedient that the provisions contained in this Act with respect to the acquisition and disposal of hinds by the council of the metropolitan borough of Camber well (hereinafter referred to as " the Camberwell Council") and other matters incidental thereto should be enacted and that the Camberwell Council should be empowered and required to contribute to the costs charges and expenses incidental to the obtaining of this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be made: And whereas an absolute majority of the whole number of the Camberwell Council at a meeting held on the twenty-fourth day of November one thousand nine hundred and nine after ten clear days' notice by public advertisement of such meeting and of the purposes thereof in the South London Press a local newspaper circulating in the metropolitan borough of Camberwell such notice being in addition to the ordinary notices required for summoning such meeting resolved that so much of the expense in relation to promoting the Bill for this Act as might be incurred in respect of the application for powers to be conferred upon the Camberwell Council for and in relation to the acquisition and disposal as herein-before mentioned of lands in the said metropolitan borough should be defrayed in the manner prescribed by this Act: And whereas such resolution was published twice in the South London Observer Camberwell and Peckham Times a local newspaper circulating in the said metropolitan borough: And whereas the propriety of the promotion of the Bill for this Act so far as such Bill related to the matters last aforesaid was confirmed by an absolute majority of the whole number of the Camberwell Council at a further special meeting held in pursuance of a similar notice on the second day of February one thousand nine hundred and ten being not less than fourteen days after the deposit of the Bill in Parliament: 2 [10 Edw. 7 & London County Council [Oh. CXXix.] 1 Geo. 5.] {General Powers) Act, 1910. And whereas the Camberwell Council have in relation to the A.D. 1910. promotion of the Bill for this Act (to the extent herein-before specified) complied with the requirements contained in the First Schedule to the Borough Funds Act 1903 : And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Council as to the amount which they will require to expend on capital account for the purposes of this Act and such estimates (being calculated to cover the original cost of purchasing lands and executing works without any allowance in respect of returns from resale or letting of lands which will be ultimately available for that purpose) amount to ninety-seven thousand eight hundred pounds: And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Camberwell Council as to the amount which they will require to expend on capital account for the purposes of this Act and such estimates amount to five thousand one hundred and fifty pounds: And whereas the Council have caused to be deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county of London plans and sections describing the lines and levels of the works by this Act authorised and the lauds which may be taken or used for the purposes thereof and otherwise under the powers conferred or revived by this Act and also a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the said lands and such plans sections and book of reference are respectively referred to in this Act as the deposited plans sections and book of reference: And whereas the objects aforesaid cannot be attained without the authority of Parhament: 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): Pabt I. Introductory. 1. This Act may be cited as the London County Council Short title. (General Powers) Act 1910. A 2 3 A.D. 1910. Division of Act into Partj. Incorporation of Lands Clauses Acts. prcta- Inirr tion. [Oh. CXXiX.] London County Council [10 Enw. 7 & (General Powers) Act, 1910. 1 Geo. 5.] 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows: Part I.Introductory. Part II.Street Works. Part III.Purchase of Lands. Part IV.Smoke Nuisance. Part V.Employment Agencies. Part VI.Extension of Time. Part VIE.Powers to Camberwell Council. Part VIII.Miscellaneous and Financial Provisions. 3. The Lands Clauses Acts (except sections 127 and 133 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1815) so far as the same are applicable for the purposes of and not inconsistent with or varied by this Act are hereby incorporated with and form part of this Act: Provided that notwithstanding anything contained in the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 any claim for compensation under this Act or any Act incorporated herewith by any person having or in respect of any interest in the lands in respect of which compensation is claimed not greater than that of a lessee or tenant for any term of which not more than eighteen months remain unexpired at the time when the claim is made shall be determined by justices in the manner provided by section 121 of the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act. 4. In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires "The Council" means the London County Council: " The county " means the administrative county of London: "The improvements" means the street improvements and works by this Act authorised: "The Kensington Council" "the Lambeth Council" and " the Camberwell Council" mean respectively the councils of the royal borough of Kensington and of the metropolitan boroughs of Lambeth and Camberwell: " The corporation " means the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of London acting by the mayor aldermen and commons of the city of London in common council assembled: 4 [10 Edw. 7 & London County Council [Ch. CXXix.] 1 Geo. 5.] (General Powers) Act, 1910. " Sanitary authority " appbes only to the sanitary authority A.D. 1910. for any district in the county and means As respects the city of London the corporation; As respects the places known as the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple respectively the overseers of such places respectively; and As respects any metropobtan borough the council of such borough: " The Act of 1891" means the Public Health (London) Act 1891: " Employment agency " means any agency or registry in the county for or in connexion with the employment of persons in any capacity but does not include Any employment agency conducted by or under the direction and supervision of the Board of Trade under the Labour Exchanges Act 1909 or any other Act of Parliament; or Any employment agency which is carried on exclusively for the purpose of obtaining employment for (i) persons formerly members of His Majesty's Naval or Military Forces or (ii) persons released from a prison or Borstal Institution or from a reformatory or industrial school and which is certified at the commencement of this Part of this Act and annually thereafter by the Admiralty or the Army Council or by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (as the case may be) to be properly conducted ; or Any employment agency conducted by a metropolitan borough council under the Labour Bureaux (London) Act 1902 by a central body or distress committee under the Unemployed Workmen Act 1905 or by the Port of...

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