Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Local Government, Local Legislation: Municipal Initiative in Parliament from 1858-1872

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9781138696112
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



Despatched in 4 to 6 days.

Also available as
£29.16
+ £5.83 VAT

In the mid-Victorian period, when British international influence and power were at their height, concerns about local economic and social conditions were only slowly coming to be recognised as part of the obligations and expectations of central government. Adopting a legal history perspective, this study reveals how municipal authorities of this period had few public law powers to regulate local conditions, or to provide services, and thus the more enterprising went direct to Parliament to obtain - at a price - the passing specific local Bills to address their needs.

Identifying and analysing for the first time the 335 local Parliamentary Bills promoted by local authorities in the period from the passing of the Local Government Act 1858 to the first annual report of the Local Government Board in 1872, the book draws three main conclusions from this huge mass of local statute-book material. The first is that, far from being an uncoordinated mass of inconsistent, quixotic provisions, these Acts have a substantial degree of cohesion as a body of material. Secondly, the towns and cities of northern England secured more than half of them. Thirdly, the costs of promotions (and the vested interests involved in them) represented a huge and often wasteful outlay that a more pragmatic and forward-looking Parliamentary attitude could have greatly reduced.

Image not available lge
Subjects:
Local Government Law, Legal History
Contents:
Foreword

1. The Sources, Structure and Scope of Local Legislation
2. The Context and Content of Local Bill Promotion
3. Passing the Bill: Formalities and Financing
4. Public Law and Private Initiative: The Wider Context of Local Legislation
5. The Texts and Technicalities of Local Legislation
6. The Powers and Purposes of Local legislation
7. Conclusion

Appendices
1. Local Bills Promoted 1858-1872
2. Provisional Orders 1868-1872
3. Alphabetical List of Places Promoting Local Bills 1858-1872
Bibliography
Index