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Local Government (Scotland)
Act 1973

A small, selective extract from an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Since 16th MAY 1975 THERE ARE NO LONGER ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNTIES, COUNTIES OF CITIES, LARGE BURGHS, SMALL BURGHS nor DISTRICTS

HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

Local Government (Scotland)
Act 1973

1973 CHAPTER 65

An Act to make provision with respect to local government and the functions of local authorities in Scotland; to amend Part II of the Transport Act 1968; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen'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 :-

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, AUTHORITIES AND ELECTIONS

New areas and councils

1.--(1) . . . (4) (omitted here)
(5) On 16th May 1975, all local government areas existing immediately before that date, that is to say, all counties, counties of cities, large burghs, small burghs and districts, shall cease to exist.

2. -- (continued)

 

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