- Greater London Authority Act 1999
The Greater London Authority Act
1999(1999 c. 29) is the Act of Parliamentthat established the Greater London Authority, the London Assemblyand the Mayor of London.
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 Authorityfor the Metropolitan Police, and consequently altered the borders of the Metropolitan Police Districtto be coterminous with Greater London(excluding the City).
It was the longest Act to be passed by Parliament since 1935. [http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/london_mayor.html]
* [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1999/19990029.htm Greater London Authority Act 1999]
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