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Specified papers definition deposit and custody

EXCERPTS FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.... Readers should satisfy themselves of the accuracy of the following excerpts relating to the definition, deposit and custody of specified papers of the Little Tew Parish Meeting, taken from the Local Government Act 1972, by referring to the text of the Local Government Act 1972 which is available online at www.statutelaw.gov.uk

EXCERPT FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.... Part XII....... General provisions as to interpretation.......Section 270.-(1) - excerpt: “specified papers”, in relation to a parish or community, means the public books, writings and papers of the parish or community (including any photographic copies thereof) and all documents directed by law to be kept therewith. (3) Any reference in this Act to a proper officer and any reference which by virtue of this Act is to be construed as such a reference shall, in relation to any purpose and any local authority or other body or any area, be construed as a reference to an officer appointed for that purpose by that body or for that area, as the case may be.

EXCERPT FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.... Part XI....... Deposit of documents with proper officer of authority, etc. ....... Section 225.-(1) In any case in which a document of any description is deposited with the proper officer of a local authority, or with the chairman of a parish or community council or with the chairman of a parish meeting, pursuant to the standing orders of either House of Parliament or to any enactment or instrument, the proper officer or chairman, as the case may be, shall receive and retain the document in the manner and for the purposes directed by the standing orders or enactment or instrument, and shall make such notes or endorsements on, and give such acknowledgments and receipts in respect of, the document as may be so directed. (2) All documents required by any enactment or instrument to be deposited with the proper officer of a parish or community shall, in the case of a parish or community not having a separate parish or community council, be deposited in England with the chairman of the parish meeting or in Wales with the proper officer of the district council.

EXCERPT FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.... Custody of parish and community documents....... Section 226.-(1) All specified papers of a parish or community shall - (a) in the case of a parish which is co-extensive with an existing rural parish, remain in the same custody as before 1st April 1974; and (b) in the case of any other parish or any community, be in the custody of the body to which the documents of that area, other than the documents of a specified class, are transferred on that date; but the parish or community council or, in the case of a parish or community not having a separate parish or community council, the parish meeting in England or the district council in Wales may direct that any such papers shall be deposited in such custody as may be specified in the direction. (5) Every county council shall from time to time enquire into the manner in which specified papers under the control of a parish or community council or parish meeting are kept with a view to their proper preservation, and shall make such orders as they think necessary for their preservation, and those orders shall be complied with by the parish or community council or parish meeting.

EXCERPT FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.... Provision of depositories for parish and community documents....... Section 227.-(2) In the case of a parish or community not having a separate parish or community council, the council of the district in which the parish or community is situated shall provide proper depositories for all the specified papers under the control of the parish meeting or belonging to the community but in England only with the consent of the parish meeting of the parish.

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