Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919

Enforcement of Act.

54 & 55 Vict. c. 76.

38 & 39 Vict. c. 55.

2.(1) The following local authorities shall execute and enforce this Act; that is to say,—

(a) In the city of London, the common council;

(b) In any metropolitan borough, the borough council;

(c) In any administrative county (other than the county of London) or county borough (except any part thereof which is a port sanitary district), the council of the county or borough;

(d) In any port sanitary district, the port sanitary authority:

Provided that the London County Council shall, to the exclusion of any other authority, be the local authority for the purpose of executing and enforcing this Act with respect to the sewers vested in, and the sludge vessels belonging to, that council; provided also that a county council may, with the consent of the council of any borough or county district in the county, delegate its powers and duties under this Act to that borough or district council, and, where powers and duties have been so delegated, the borough or district council shall be the local authority for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The expenses incurred by the local authority under this Act shall be defrayed in the case of a county out of the general county fund, and in the case of a port sanitary authority as part of their expenses as a port sanitary authority, and in any other case as expenses incurred by the local authority in the execution of the Public Health (London) Act, 1891, or the Public Health Act, 1875, as the case may be.