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LAW OF PUBLIC HEALTH
LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF TOWNS.
THE Act for promoting the Public Health, which received the Public Health Royal assent on the thirty-first of August, 1848, recited that, Act, 1848. Whereas further and more effectual provision ought to be made 11 & 12 Vict. c. 63, s. I. for improving the sanitary condition of towns and populous places in England and Wales, and that it was expedient that the supply of water to such towns and places, and the sewerage, drainage, cleansing, and paving thereof should, as far as practicable, be placed under one and the same local management and control, subject to the general supervision therein provided; and enacted that the Act might from time to time be applied Limits of Act. to any part of England and Wales, except the City of London Ib. and the Liberties thereof, the parts within the limits of certain Commissions of Sewers bearing date at Westminster, the thirtieth day of November, 1847, also the parts within the limits of a certain other Commission of Sewers bearing date at Westminster, the fourth day of December in the same year (both of which Commissions have since expired), and the parts subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioners acting in the execution of the Act of 5 Geo. IV., for (amongst other things) more effectually paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Regent's Park, and in the execution of the several Acts for extending the jurisdiction of those Commissioners.
This Act is to be cited in other Acts of Parliament, and in Short Title. legal instruments and other proceedings, as "The Public Ib. s. 3. Health Act, 1848."
It was amended, and further provision made for the local Local Governgovernment of towns and populous districts, by an Act which ment Act, received the Royal assent on the second of August, 1858, and 1858. which for all purposes is to be cited as "The Local Govern- c. 98.
21 & 22 Vict.