Local Government Board and successors: Legal Department and successors: Local Authority Byelaws

HLG 25
Local Government Board and successors: Legal Department and successors: Local Authority Byelaws

Printed copies of local authority byelaws confirmed by the Local Government Board, 1872 to 1919, the Ministry of Health, 1919 to 1940 and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1953 to 1969, bound for the use of the Legal Branch. Arranged, within each year, alphabetically by locality, covering the whole of England and Wales.

Related Material:
See also HLG 58
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Local Government Board, 1871-1919
Ministry of Health, 1919-1968
Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1951-1970
Physical description:
788 files and volumes
Access conditions:
Unpublished finding aids:
List of contents with series list
Administrative / biographical background:

Local Authorities were empowered to make byelaws or regulations under various statutes and covering a number of subjects. These byelaws or regulations had to be submitted to the Local Government Board and its successors to be confirmed and approved before becoming operative. The sealed copy was returned to the authority concerned and a copy retained in the Department to provide a comprehensive record.

The Annual Reports of the Local Government Board contain lists of Byelaws approved, the names of the local authorities concerned and the subject matter.

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