Commentary

13 Statutory procedure

ROYAL CHARTERS vol 33
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13 Statutory procedure

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D: CHARTERS CONFERRING BOROUGH STATUS

13 Statutory procedure

Formerly, a town or district could be created a municipal borough by a royal charter. Such charters made the town or district a municipal borough and incorporated the inhabitants of the area. Since the repeal of the Local Government Act 1933 no such grants can be made1 and charters are now granted only for the limited purpose of conferring the status of a borough on a district under the Local Government Act 19722. Such charters are of no effect as regards the corporate nature of the borough. The London

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