Local Government Act 1988

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The United Kingdom Local Government Act of 1988 was famous for introducing the controversial Section 28 into law. In terms of the section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, Local Authorities were prohibited from promoting in specified category of schools, "the teaching of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".

The Act did have other effects also, and was rather a mixed bag of changes. Part I introduced compulsory tendering of contracts for certain types of activities. Part III allowed housing authorities to provide financial assistance to people living in private property. Section 38 abolished duty on dog licences.

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UK Legislation[edit]

Text of the Local Government Act 1988 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database

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