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Borough Freedom (Family Succession) Bill [HL]






make new provision relating to admission to borough freedom.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

 1     Borough freedom

     (1)    The Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) is amended as follows.

     (2)    In section 248 (freemen and inhabitants of existing boroughs), after subsection

(1) there is inserted—

           “(1A)                                           Where the son of a freeman of a city or town may claim to be admitted


as a freeman of that place, the daughter of a freeman may likewise

claim to be so admitted.

           (1B)               The son or daughter of a freeman of a city or town shall be admitted as

a freeman whether born before or after the admission, as a freeman, of

his or her freeman parent and wherever he or she was born.


           (1C)              In subsections (1A) and (1B) “freeman” excludes a freeman of the City

of London.”

 2     Short title and extent

     (1)    This Act may be cited as the Borough Freedom (Family Succession) Act 2002.

     (2)    This Act extends to England and Wales only.


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