The Crown

The Crown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...advice of the Home Secretary. The urban district is the creature not of the Crown in TheUrban Council, but of the County Council or the Local Government District' Board which bring it into existence, define its area, control the exercise of its functions. The County Council in this respect has large powers which the Local Government Board can only control by petition or consent of the local authorities, or by provisional order confirmed by Parliament. The urban district may be conterminous with a municipal borough, in which case the council of the borough exercises all the powers which the Public Health and Highway Acts, the Allotments Act, and other Statutes have conferred upon the Urban District Council. The Poor Law Union. Incompleteness of urban governmcnt. A town. A city. Or the urban district may be a town which does not possess a charter under the Municipal Corporations Act. It is then governed, for the purposes of the Acts above referred to, by the Urban District Council. This is a body of councillors, elected for-three years by the persons, male or female, who are on the Parliamentary or Local Government register, holding oflioe for three years, incorporated, and capable of holding property, making rates and borrowing money with the consent of the Local Government Board. But urban local government lacks the completeness which rural local government possesses. The Urban District Council does not administer the Poor Law. Side by side with the urban district and its council is the Poor Law Union, with its Board of Guardians, who are, since 1894, entirely an elected body. The organization of the parish also is unchanged in urban districts. The sequence of Parish, District, and County Council, and the identity of the guardians of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861981
  • 9781236861986