Sunderland Corporation Act 1927

Publication Date:January 01, 1927
 
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Sunderland Corporation Act 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5) c. xcvii

An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough of Sunderland to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough to construct a quay and other works and to provide and work omnibuses to make further provision with regard to tramways and electricity and the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes.

[29th July 1927]

[17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Sunderland [Oh. XCVli.] Corporation Act, 1927, CHAPTER xcvii. An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough a.d. 1927. of Sunderland to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough to construct a quay and other works and to provide and work omnibuses to make further provision with regard to tramways and electricity and the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes. [29th July 1927.] T17HEREAS the existing borough of Sunderland (in VV the preamble to this Act 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 of the Orders specified in Parts II and III of that schedule are in force in the borough : And whereas the urban district of Southwick-on-Wear the parish of Whitburn in the rural district of South Shields the parishes of Fulwell Ford Bishop-wearmouth Without with Bishopwearmouth Without (detached) Tunstall and Ryhope in the rural district of Sunderland and the parish of Silksworth in the rural district of Houghton-le-Spring are respectively situate in the administrative county of Durham and adjoin or are in the neighbourhood of the borough : [Price os. Net.] A 1 [Oh. XCVii.] Sunderland [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the borough so as to include within the borough as extended by this Act the urban district of Southwick-on-Wear the parishes of Fulwell Bishop-wearmouth Without with Bishopwearmouth Without (detached) and parts of the parishes of Whitburn Silksworth Ford Tunstall and Ryhope: And whereas (a) the Sunderland Union includes the parish of Sunderland which is co-extensive with the borough the urban district of Southwick-on-Wear which is co-extensive with the parish of Southwick and the parishes of Fulwell Ford Bishopwearmouth Without including Bishopwearmouth Without (detached) Tunstall and Ryhope; (6) the South Shields Union includes the parish of. Whitburn; (c) the Houghton-le-Spring Union includes the parish of Silksworth; and it is expedient to- extend the boundaries of the parish of Sunderland so as to include therein the several areas added to the borough by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation should be empowered to construct the quay and other works in connection therewith by this Act authorised and that the powers and provisions relating thereto which are in this Act contained should be conferred upon the Corporation: And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation should be empowered to provide and run services of omnibuses within the borough as extended by this Act: And whereas the Corporation are the owners of the electricity undertaking whereby the borough is supplied with electricity and it is expedient to make further provision with regard to the said undertaking as in this Act provided: And whereas it is expedient to make further and better provision with regard to the health local government and improvement of the borough as extended by this Act and that the powers of the Corporation in regard thereto should be enlarged as in this Act provided; 9 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Sunderland [Ch. XCVli.] Corporation Act, 1927. And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions A.D. 1927. contained in this Act should be enacted : And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas estimates have been prepared of the cost of constructing the works by this Act authorised and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such estimates are as follows: £ For the purchase of land - 50,000 For the quay and retaining wall autho rised by this Act and the works appliances and conveniences in con nection therewith - 128,500 For the erection of buildings in connec tion with the said quay - 36,500 For machinery and plant in connection with the said quay - - - - 23,000 For the railways authorised by this Act - 12,000 For the provision of omnibuses - - 15,000 For the erection of buildings in connec tion with the omnibus undertaking of the Corporation - 10,000 And whereas the several works included in such estimates are permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof should be spread over a term of years: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903 have been observed: And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by this Act and plans showing the lands which may be acquired under the powers of this Act and a book of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and occupiers of such lands have been deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county of Durham which plans sections and book of reference are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference : 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 A 2 3 [Ch. XCVii.] Sunderland [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1927. AJ). 1927. Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this ' re-. present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say): Part I. Preliminary. Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Sunderland Corporation Act 1927. Division of Act into Parts. 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follow: Part I.Preliminary. Part II.Extension of borough. Part III.Lands. Part IV.Quay &c. Part V.Omnibuses and tramways. Part VI.Electricity. Part VII.Streets buildings sewers and drains. Part VIII.Infectious disease and sanitary provisions. Part IX.Police and hackney carriages. Part X.Recreation grounds. Part XLSale of coke. Part XII.Financial provisions. Part XIII.Miscellaneous provisions. Tncorpora- 3. The following Acts and parts of Acts (so far as tionofActs. the same are applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act) are hereby incorporated with this Act (namely): (1) The Lands Clauses Acts (with the following exception and modification) (a) Section 127 (Lands not wanted to be sold or in default to vest in owners of adjoining lands) of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 is not incorporated with this Act; (6) The bond required by section 85 (Promoters to be allowed to enter on lands before purchase on making deposit by way of security and giving bond) of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall be under 4 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Sunderland [Ch. XCVii.] Corporation Act, 1927. the corporate seal of the Corporation and A.D. 1927. shall be sufficient without the addition of the sureties mentioned in that section: (2) The Harbours Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 except sections 16 to 19 (unless the Corporation shall be required by the Board of Trade to provide and maintain a lifeboat and a tide-gauge and a barometer) the sections in the said Act being construed as if the expression " the Corporation " had been inserted therein instead of the expression " the undertakers "; the expressions "packet boat" and " Post Office packet" meant respectively a vessel employed by or under the Post Office or the Admiralty for the conveyance under contract of postal packets as defined by the Post Office Act 1908; and the expression " Post Office bag of letters " meant a mail bag as defined by the same Act: Provided that nothing in the Harbours Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 or in this Act shall extend to exempt from rates or duties any such vessel as aforesaid if she also conveys passengers or goods for hire: (3) The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (except sections 107 and 143): (4) Part I (relating to the construction of a railway) of the Railways Clauses Act 1863. 4.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions Interpreta-to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or tl0n of partially incorporated herewith or by the PubHc Health terms' Acts 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 borough " means (a) In Parts I in IV Vn VHI IX X XI XII and XIII the borough of Sunderland ; 5 [Gh. XCVii.] Sunderland [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1927. A.d. 1927, (6) In Parts II and V the existing borough of Sunderland as extended by this Act; (c) In Part VI the existing borough of Sunderland unless and until the Corporation become the undertakers under the South Shields Rural Electric Lighting Order 1903 in respect of the added part of Whitburn and under the Sunderland Districts Electric Lighting Order 1904 in respect of the remainder of the added areas and then shall mean the existing borough of Sunderland as extended by this Act; " The Corporation " means as the context requires the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough as defined for the purposes of the several Parts of this Act; " The council " means the council of the borough; " The mayor " " the town clerk " " the treasurer " " the medical officer " " the surveyor " and " the sanitary inspector" mean respectively the mayor the town clerk the treasurer the medical officer of health the surveyor and any sanitary inspector of the borough and respectively include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the...

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