The LIEUTENANCIES ACT 1997 (1997 c. 23) is an
Act of Parliament
* 1 Creation of modern local government * 2 Local government re-organisation * 3 Passage through Parliament * 4 Lieutenancy areas * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
CREATION OF MODERN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Prior to the
Local Government Act 1888
These areas changed little until the 1965 creation of Greater London
Huntingdon and Peterborough
LOCAL GOVERNMENT RE-ORGANISATION
In 1974, administrative counties and county boroughs were abolished in England and Wales, and a major reform took place. At this time, Lieutenancy was redefined to use the new metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties directly. A year later the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 came info force, but this Act redefined the Lieutenancies not to be based on the new Scottish Regions, but an approximation of the traditional counties in some places and entirely new creations in others.
The effect of both Acts was the creation of a whole set of new Lieutenancies that were not based on traditional counties in any way.
Many of these Lieutenancies did not last long, however. By the mid-1990s, another local government reorganisation was underway and many of the non-metropolitan counties in England were re-organised, resulting in the creation of unitary authorities . Local government in Scotland and Wales moved to a system based entirely on unitary authorities.
At this time plans were drawn up for the Lieutenancies Act which would separate the Lieutenancy areas from being directly based on local government areas again. Although the term is not actually used in the Act, the areas it covers have come to be known as "ceremonial counties ".
PASSAGE THROUGH PARLIAMENT
The Lieutenancies Bill was introduced in the
House of Lords
* In England the "ceremonial counties" are defined in terms of local
government areas created by the
Local Government Act 1972
* ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199697/ldhansrd/vo970113/text/70113-06.htm chapter-url= missing title (help ). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) . House of Lords. 13 January 1997. col. 19. * ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199697/ldhansrd/vo970120/text/70120-03.htm chapter-url= missing title (hel