Local Services (Temporary Economies) Act, 1934


2.—(1) For the purposes of this Act each of the following bodies and persons shall be a local authority, that is to say:

(a) the council of a county, county borough, borough, or urban district, a board of guardians, the commissioners of a town, and a port sanitary authority, and

(b) a person appointed by or under a statute to perform the functions or any of the functions of any such council, board, or commissioners, and

(c) a committee or joint committee or a board or joint board (whether incorporated or not incorporated) of or appointed by any one or more of such councils, boards, commissioners, authorities, or persons, and

(d) a school attendance committee, a vocational education committee, and a committee of agriculture.

(2) In this Act the expression “the Minister”

(a) in relation to a committee of agriculture means the Minister for Agriculture, and

(b) in relation to a school attendance committee or a vocational education committee means the Minister for Education, and

(c) in relation to any other local authority means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.

(3) In this Act

the word “officer” means any person in the employment of a local authority other than a medical officer in such employment;

the word “employment” shall be construed as including engagement and retainer;

the word “rate” includes percentage;

the expression “the current local financial year” means the local financial year beginning on the 1st day of April, 1934.