HC Deb 01 November 1909 vol 12 c1545

Where the Local Government Board are satisfied that it is expedient that any local authorities should act jointly for any purposes of the Housing Acts, either generally or in any special case, the Board may by order make provision for the purpose, and any provisions so made shall have the same effect as if they were contained in a provisional order made under Section two hundred and seventy-nine of the Public Health Act, 1875, for the formation of a united district.

House agreed with Lords Amendment: After "where," insert "upon an application made by one of the local authorities concerned."