Lieutenancies Act 1997

Lieutenancies Act 1997
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the lieutenancies in Great Britain.
Citation1997 c.23
Territorial extentEngland, Wales, and Scotland
Dates
Royal assent19 March 1997
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Amended byS.I. 1997/1992, S.I. 2001/3500
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

The Lieutenancies Act 1997 (1997 c. 23) is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that defines areas that Lord-Lieutenants are appointed to in Great Britain. It came into force on 1 July 1997.

Creation of modern local government

Prior to the Local Government Act 1888, a Lord-Lieutenant was appointed to each of the counties. However this Act redefined the areas to be combinations of the new administrative counties and county boroughs. In practice the effect was quite minor, with only a few border differences between the historic and new administrative counties.

These areas changed little until the 1965 creation of Greater London and Huntingdon and Peterborough, which resulted in the abolition of the offices of Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex, Lord Lieutenant of the County of London and Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire and the creation of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough.

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