Local Government Act, 1946

Local inquiry.

47.—(1) After consideration of the preliminary report, the Minister may cause a local inquiry to be held to consider the work, the preliminary report and any information relating to the work given to the Minister pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section 46 of this Act.

(2) The Minister shall cause not less than seven days' notice of the inquiry to be given by post to—

(a) the road authority which applied for the bridge order, and

(b) every other road authority which in his opinion is likely to be affected by the making of the bridge order, and

(c) in case the bridge order relates to a bridge or viaduct over or a tunnel under a railway or navigable water (including a canal), the Minister for Industry and Commerce.