Greater London Authority Act 1999
|Greater London Authority Act 1999|
|Long title||An Act to establish and make provision about the Greater London Authority, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly; to make provision in relation to London borough councils and the Common Council of the City of London with respect to matters consequential on the establishment of the Greater London Authority; to make provision with respect to the functions of other local authorities and statutory bodies exercising functions in Greater London; to make provision about transport and road traffic in and around Greater London; to make provision about policing in Greater London and to make an adjustment of the metropolitan police district; and for connected purposes.|
|Territorial extent||England, Scotland and Wales|
|Royal assent||11 November 1999|
|Text of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk|
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The Act was brought in after a referendum, held under the Greater London Authority (Referendum) Act 1998, had resulted in a 'yes' vote. Apart from the main provisions creating the authority and transferring powers to it, it also created a Metropolitan Police Authority for the Metropolitan Police Service, and consequently altered the borders of the Metropolitan Police District to be coterminous with Greater London (excluding the City).
It was the longest Act to be passed by Parliament since 1935.
- Official text of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database. (Note: may not be up to date.)