Newport [Monmouthshire] Extension Act 1934

Publication Date:January 01, 1934
 
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Newport [Monmouthshire] Extension Act 1934

(24 & 25 Geo. 5) c. lvii

An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough of Newport and for purposes incidental thereto.

[12th July 1934]

24 & 25 Geo. 5.] Newport Extension [Oh. lvii.] Act, 1934. CHAPTER lvii. An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough kJ)-_ of Newport and for purposes incidental thereto. [12th July 1934.] W HEREAS the borough of Newport (hereinafter called " the borough") is a county borough under the government of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough (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 the Orders specified in Parts II and III of that schedule are in force in the borough : And whereas the parish of Christchurch in the rural district of Magor and the parishes of Saint Woollos Bettws and Malpas in the rural district of Saint Mellons are respectively situate in the administrative county of Monmouth : And whereas the parishes of Christchurch Saint Woollos Bettws and Malpas immediately adjoin the borough : And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the borough so as to include therein the whole of the said parish of Saint Woollos and parts of the said parishes of Christchurch Bettws and Malpas : And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted : [Price Is. 6d. Net.] A 1 [Ch. lvii.] Newport Extension [24 & 25 Geo. 5.] Act, 1934. A.D. 1934. 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 : Part I. Preliminary. Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Newport Extension Act 1934. Inter- 2.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions pretation. to which meanings are assigned by the Public 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 " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; " The borough " means until the appointed day the existing borough of Newport and thereafter the existing borough of Newport as extended by this Act; " The Corporation " means the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough; " The council " means the council of the borough; " The mayor " " the town clerk " and " the treasurer" mean respectively the mayor the town clerk and the treasurer of the borough; " The general rate fund " and " the general rate " mean respectively the general rate fund and the general rate of the borough; 2 [24 & 25 Geo. 5.] Newport Extension [Ch. lvii.] Act, 1934. " The local Acts " means the local Acts specified in A.D. 1934. Part I of the First Schedule to this Act the Orders specified in Parts II and III of that schedule and so much of the confirmation Acts specified in that Part II as relates to those Orders; " The appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and thirty-five; " The borough map" means the map marked " Map of the borough of Newport as extended by the Newport Extension Act 1934" and signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable Viscount Mersey 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 county " and " the county council " mean respectively the administrative county of Monmouth and the county council of that county; "The Magor district" and "the Saint Mellons district " mean respectively the rural district of Magor and the rural district of Saint Mellons; " The rural districts " means the Magor district and the Saint Mellons district; "The Magor Council" and "the Saint Mellons Council" mean respectively the rural district council of Magor and the rural district council of Saint Mellons; " The district councils " means the Magor Council and the Saint Mellons Council; " The parish councils " means the parish councils of Christchurch Saint Woollos Bettws and Malpas; " The added part of Christchurch" " the added part of Bettws" and " the added part of Malpas " mean respectively the parts of the existing parishes of Christchurch Bettws and Malpas which are respectively coloured light A2 3 [Ch. lvii.] Newport Extension [24 & 25 Geo. 5.] Act, 1934. A.D. 1934. blue yellow and brown on the borough map and described in the Second Schedule to this Act; " The excluded part of Christchurch " " the excluded part of Bettws " and " the excluded part of Malpas" mean the remaining parts of those parishes respectively; " The added areas " means the existing parish of Saint Woollos (the area of which is coloured dark blue on the borough map) and the added parts of Christchurch Bettws and Malpas; " The Act of 1894 " " the Act of 1929 " and " the Act of 1933" mean respectively the Local Government Act 1894 the Local Government Act 1929 and the Local Government Act 1933; " The Public Health Acts " means the Public Health Act 1875 and the Acts amending and extending the same; " The Rating Act " means the Rating and Valuation Act 1925; " The Minister " means the Minister of Health; " Revenues of the Corporation " includes in relation to the Corporation the general rate fund and all rates Exchequer contributions and other revenues whether arising from land or undertakings or from any other source receivable by the Corporation. Commence- 3. Save as otherwise expressly provided this Act ment of shall come into operation on the appointed day : .Act Provided that for the purposes of (a) the compilation alteration or rearrangement of any register of electors made under the Representation of the People Acts; {b) the qualification of candidates for election to the office of councillor of the borough; (c) any election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-five for any area affected by this Act and all proceedings prehminary or relating thereto; (d) the preparation of any precept or contribution order to be issued or made in respect of any 4 [24 & 25 Geo. 5.] Newport Extension [Ch. lvii.] Act, 1934. period commencing on or after the appointed A.D. 1934. day; and (e) the section of this Act of which the marginal note is "As to modifications of proposals under section 46 of the Act of 1929 "; this Act shall operate from the date of its passing. Part II. Extension of Borough. 4.(1) The boundary of the existing borough the Extension area whereof is coloured pink on the borough map shall oi borough. be altered so as to include in addition to that area (a) so much of the Magor district as comprises the added part of Christchurch; and (b) so much of the Saint Mellons district as comprises the existing parish of Saint Woollos and the added parts of Bettws and Malpas. (2) The boundary of the borough shall be that shown by the inner edge of the red line on the borough map and the whole of the area within that boundary shall be the borough and county borough of Newport for all purposes. 5.(1) Copies of the borough map deposited with Deposit of the town clerk such copies being certified by him to maps. be true shall be sent by him as soon as may be after the passing of this Act to the clerk of the county council to the respective clerks to the district councils to the Board of Inland Revenue to the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to the Registrar-General to the Board of Trade to the Minister to the Minister of Transport to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to the Postmaster-General and to the Electricity Commissioners. Copies of or extracts from the borough map deposited with the town clerk which are certified by him to be true shall be received in all courts of justice and elsewhere as prima facie evidence of the contents of the map so far as it relates to the boundary of any area altered by this Act. The borough map deposited with the town clerk shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by any A3 5 [Ch. lvii.] Newport Extension Act, 1934. [24 & 25 Geo. 5.] A.D. 1934. person liable to any rate leviable within the borough and any such person shall be entitled to a copy of or extract from the map certified by the town clerk to be true on payment of a reasonable fee to be determined by the Corporation. Alteration 6.(1) The added areas shall be added to and form of parishes. part 0f the parish of Newport. (2) The excluded part of Christchurch the excluded part of Bettws and the excluded part of Malpas shall respectively form the parishes of Christchurch Bettws and Malpas. County electoral divisions. 7. The added areas shall be separated from the electoral divisions of the county of which they respectively form part immediately before the appointed day. Existing mayor aldermen and councillors. Alterations of wards and of numbers of aldermen and councillors. Part III. Councillors and other Members of Local Authorities. 8. Subject to the provisions of this Act the persons who hold office immediately before the appointed day as mayor aldermen and councillors of the existing borough shall on the appointed day become the mayor aldermen and councillors of the borough but shall respectively retire from office on the day on which they would have retired from office if this Act had not been passed. 9.(1) This section shall come into operation on the...

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