1 Short Title and commencement

(1)

This Act may be cited as the Local Government Act 1974.

(2)

Section 138(2) and so much of Schedule 3 as relates to the Local Authorities (Petroleum Tax) Act 1970 shall come into force on 1 April 1975.

(3)

Except as provided in subsection (2), this Act shall come into force on 1 December 1974.