From the The Public General Statutes (1986),
[21st May 1896.]
BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :
Amendment of 51 & 52 Vict, c. 44. 8. 11 as to determination of differences. 1. The Local Government Act, 1888, shall have effect, as if in sub-sections three and four of section eleven of that Act for the words "be determined by arbitration of the Local Government Board," and in sub-section nine of the same section for the words "be referred to the arbitration of the Local Government Board," were substituted the words "be determined by the Local Government Board either as arbitrators or otherwise at the option of the Board," and as if in section sixty-three of that Act for the words are required in pursuance of this Act to decide," were inserted the words "determine as arbitrators."
Validation of past orders.2. An order of the Local Government Board made before the passing of this Act and purporting to have been made for the determination of any matter under section eleven of the Local Government Act, 1888, shall not be invalid by reason only of the Board having determined the matter as arbitrators or otherwise, instead of appointing an arbitrator to determine it.
Short title. 3. This Act may be cited as the Local Government (Determination of Differences) Act, 1896.