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THE

Law relating to Public Health

AND

LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Law relating to Public Health

AND

LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

INCLUDING THE LAW RELATING TO

THE REMOVAL OF NUISANCES INJURIOUS TO HEALTH,

THE PREVENTION OF DISEASES,

AND

SEWER AUTHORITIES.

WITH

Statutes and Cases.

BY

W. CUNNINGHAM GLEN,

BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

SIXTH EDITION.

LONDON:

BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,
Jaw Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

KNIGHT AND CO., 90, FLEET STREET,
Publishers by Authority to the Local Government Board.

1872.

PUBLIC LIBRARY
283392

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.
1901

LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET,

AND CHARING CROSS.

PREFACE.

THE FIRST EDITION of this work was published shortly after the passing of the Local Government Act, 1858; the Second in the year 1862; the Third in 1864; the Fourth in 1866; the Fifth in 1869; which latter being exhausted, and the demand for the work continuing undiminished, the present, which is the Sixth Edition, is now published.

The arrangement of the original work has been preserved, but the several chapters have been greatly extended in respect of their subject-matter, and revised so as to accord with the provisions of the Local Government Board Act, 1871,

The work is comprised in Six Parts: the First Part treats of the formation of the districts of the Local Boards, the constitution of those Boards, their election and general powers; the Second Part, of their powers as to sanitary matters and the local government of towns; the Third Part, of the powers of Local Boards as to rating, raising money on mortgage of the rates, purchase of lands, audit of accounts, contracts, arbitration, legal proceedings, bye-laws, and other miscellaneous subjects; the Fourth Part, of the removal of nuisances injurious to health; the Fifth Part, of sewage utilization and the constitution of sewer authorities under the Acts of 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, and 1870; and the Sixth Part, of the law relating to the prevention of epidemic, endemic, and contagious diseases.

The plan of the work places before the reader, at one view, the whole of the law upon each particular subject embraced in it, and it is, in fact, practically a consolidation of the Statute law as expounded by the Courts.

Not only during the interval of each edition of this work have additions been made by the Legislature to the Sanitary Laws, but very numerous decisions have been pronounced by the Courts of Law upon the construction of the Public Health and Local Government Acts. The whole of the decisions will be found incorporated

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