London County Council (General Powers) Act 1937

Publication Date:January 01, 1937
 
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London County Council (General Powers) Act 1937

(1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6) c. xci

An Act to confer further powers upon the London County Council and other authorities and for other purposes.

[20th July 1937]

[1 Edw. 8. & London County Council [Ch. XCi.] 1 Geo. 6.] (General Powers) Act, 1937. CHAPTER xci. An Act to confer further powers upon the A.D. 1937. London County Council and other authorities and for other purposes. [20th July 1937.] W HEREAS it is expedient that the London County Council (hereinafter referred to as "the Council") should be empowered to execute the street works described in Part III of this Act and to acquire for that purpose and the other purposes mentioned in Part II of this Act the lands described or referred to in the said Part II: And whereas it is expedient that the council of the metropolitan borough and city of Westminster (hereinafter referred to as "the Westminster Council ") should be empowered to execute the street works described in Part IV of this Act and to acquire for that purpose the lands described or referred to in that Part: And whereas it is expedient that the provisions contained in this Act relating to matters affecting the health of the inhabitants of the administrative county of London should be enacted : And whereas under the provisions of the School 2 Edw. 7. Board for London (Superannuation Scheme) Act 1902 c. xxxvi. and certain resolutions passed by the late School Board for London before the passing of that Act superannuation allowances are payable to certain teachers in the service of the Council on retirement from such service out of a fund known as the " teachers' fund " : A 1 [Ch. £Ci.] London County Council [1 Edw. 8. & (General Powers) Act, 1937. 1 Geo. 6.] A.D. 1937. ^n(j wnereas by the London County Council (General 1 &2~Geo " Pwers) Act 1911 the balance of the teachers' fund as at c. Ixiii. the thirty-first day of December one thousand nine hundred and eleven is required to be administered until the determination of all the existing interests therein in the same manner as immediately before that date : And whereas it is expedient that the moneys and securities belonging to the teachers' fund should be transferred to the superannuation and provident fund of the Council and that such provisions as are contained in this Act with respect to the contributions and superannuation allowances of members of the teachers' fund should be made : Edw. 7. And whereas by the Bethnal Green Borough c vi. Council (Superannuation) Act 1906 the Kensington Edw. 7. Borough Council (Superannuation) Act 1907 the Poplar l'&^Geo 5 Brougri Council (Superannuation and Pensions) Act c cii. 1911 the Shoreditch and other Metropolitan Borough 12 & 13 Councils (Superannuation) Act 1922 and the Wands-Geo. 5. c xc. worth Borough Council (Superannuation) Act 1909 9 Edw. 7. ag amen(je(j by other Acts provision was made for the establishment respectively by the council of the metropolitan borough of Bethnal Green by the council of the royal borough of Kensington by the council of the metropolitan borough of Poplar by the councils of the metropolitan boroughs of Shoreditch Bermondsey Fins-bury Greenwich Hammersmith Southwark and Stoke Newington and by the council of the metropolitan borough of Wandsworth of superannuation funds for the benefit of employees of those councils and it is expedient that the said Acts should be amended or further amended as provided by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted : And whereas the objects aforesaid cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament: And whereas the Minister of Transport has with the approval of the Treasury determined to make grants from the Road Fund to the extent and in accordance with the general conditions set forth in the First Schedule to this Act: And whereas an estimate has been prepared of the cost of and incidental to the execution of the works 2 [1 Edw. 8. & London County Council [Ch.. XCi.] 1 Geo. 6.] (General Powers) Act, 1937. to be executed by the Council under the powers of this A.D. 1937. Act and the acquisition of lands therefor or in connection therewith and such estimate (being calculated to cover the original cost of purchasing lands and executing the said works without any allowance in respect of returns from the resale or letting of lands) amounts to two million one hundred and seven thousand pounds : And whereas a similar estimate has been prepared in connection with the works to be executed by the Westminster Council under the powers of this Act and the lands to be acquired by them for or in connection with the said works and amounts to three hundred and sixty-three thousand two hundred pounds : And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works to be executed by the Council and the Westminster Council respectively such plans also showing the lands which may be acquired or used compulsorily for or in connection with the said works under the powers of this Act and plans showing the other lands which may be acquired compulsorily by the Council under the powers of this Act together with a book of reference to the said plans containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the said lands have been deposited with the clerk of the Council and with the clerk of the W7est Sussex County Council: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the Westminster Council (as respects the provisions of the said Bill relating exclusively to that council) have complied with the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903: 35 & 36 Vict. c. 91. May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may 3 Edw 7 be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most c 14 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: Part I. Introductory. 1. This Act may be cited as the London County Short title. Council (General Powers) Act 1937. A 2 3 [Ch. XCi.] London County Council [1 Edw. 8. & {General Powers) Act, 1937. 1 Geo. 6.] A.D. 1937. 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows: Pact I -^art ?"?Introductory. cont. Part IIAcquisition of land by the Council. into Parts. Part IIIWorks to be executed by the Council. Part IVWorks to be executed by the Westminster Council. Part VPublic health. Part VISuperannuation (Teachers) Fund. Part VIIBethnal Green Borough Council (Superannuation). Part VIIIKensington Borough Council (Superannuation). Part IXPoplar Borough Council (Superannuation). Part XShoreditch and other Borough Councils (Superannuation). Part XIWandsworth Borough Council (Superannuation). Part XIIMiscellaneous. Interpreta- 3.(1) In this Act except as otherwise expressly tion. provided or unless the subject or context otherwise requires " the county " means the administrative county of London; " the Council" means the London County Council; " borough" means a metropolitan borough and " the borough" means the borough of the borough council in relation to which that expression is used; " borough council " means the council of a borough and " the borough council" means the council of the borough in relation to which that expression is used; " the city of Westminster" means the borough and city of Westminster; " the Westminster Council" means the council of the city of Westminster; "the Minister" means the Minister of Transport; 4 [1 Edw. 8. & London County Council [Ch. XCi.] 1 Geo. 6.] {General Powers) Act, 1937. " the London improvements " means the new street A.D. 1937. street widenings improvements of streets and other works by Part III of this Act autho- _^J' rised to be executed by the Council or any of them or any part thereof respectively and " improvement" means any of the London improvements or any part thereof; " reserved area " means any area for the time being set apart in the London improvements for dividing lines of traffic; " the Curzon Street improvement " means the street widenings improvements of streets and other works by Part IV of this Act authorised to be executed by the Westminster Council or any of them or any part thereof respectively; " the London deposited plans " " the London deposited sections " and " the London book of reference " mean respectively so much of the plans and sections deposited in connection with the Bill for this Act with the clerk of the Council and with the clerk of the West Sussex County Council as relates to the London improvements and the lands to be acquired by the Council under the powers of this Act for the purposes of or in connection with those improvements or for other purposes and so much of the book of reference so deposited as aforesaid as relates to that part of the said plans; " the Westminster deposited plan" "the Westminster deposited sections " and " the Westminster book of reference " mean respectively so much of the plans and sections so deposited as aforesaid as relates to the Curzon Street improvement and the lands to be acquired by the Westminster Council for the purposes thereof or in connection therewith and so much of the book of reference so deposited as aforesaid as relates to that part of the said plans; " the Lands Clauses Acts " means the Lands Clauses Acts as modified by the Acquisition of Land 9 & 10 (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919; Geo. 5. c. 5 A3 5 A.D. 1937. Past I. cont. 41 & 42 Vict. c. 76. Incorporation of Lands Clauses Acts. 8 & 9 Vict. c. 18. [Ch. XCi.] London County Council [1 Edw. 8. & (General Powers) Act, 1937. 1 Geo. 6.] " land " or " lands " includes any interest in land and any easement or right in to or over land; " the tribunal" means the arbitrator or other authority to whom any question of disputed purchase money or compensation under this Act is referred in pursuance of the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919; " street"...

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