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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Permitted forms of governance

19.—(1) A council must operate a committee system unless the council decides to operate executive arrangements or prescribed arrangements.

(2) A decision to operate executive arrangements or prescribed arrangements must be taken by a qualified majority.

(3) Executive arrangements must conform with any provisions made by or under this Act which relate to such arrangements (see, in particular, Part 6).

(4) A committee system must conform with any provisions made by or under this Act which relate to such a system (see, in particular, Part 4).

(5) In this Part—

“executive arrangements” means arrangements by a council—

(a)

for and in connection with the creation and operation of an executive of the council, and

(b)

under which certain functions of the council are the responsibility of the executive;

“committee system” means arrangements made by a council, which does not operate executive arrangements or prescribed arrangements, for or in connection with the discharge of its functions in accordance with Part 4;

“prescribed arrangements” means such arrangements as may be prescribed in regulations made under section 20.

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