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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 325

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Dumfries and Galloway (Electoral Arrangements) Amendment Order 2008

Made

1st October 2008

Coming into force

22nd October 2008

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 26 and 233 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 26(2) they have sent copies of the draft Order to local authorities, public authorities and community councils as appear to them to be concerned and have given public notice that the draft has been prepared and is available for inspection.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Dumfries and Galloway (Electoral Arrangements) Amendment Order 2008 and comes into force on 22nd October 2008.

Amendment of Schedule to the 2006 Order

2.  In the Schedule to the Dumfries and Galloway (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006(2) (electoral wards) in column 2 for “Annandale East” substitute “Annandale East and Eskdale”.

BRUCE CRAWFORD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

1st October 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Dumfries and Galloway (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 to change the name of Ward 13 from “Annandale East” to “Annandale East and Eskdale”.

Whilst this Order is not subject to any parliamentary procedure, in terms of section 26 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the Scottish Ministers published notification of the draft Order in the Dumfriesshire Newspaper Group(3), the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser and the Dumfries and Galloway Standard. They also made the draft available for inspection at various Dumfries and Galloway Council offices. Interested parties had two months to make any representations to the Scottish Ministers regarding the proposed name and the Scottish Ministers duly considered such representations before making this Order.

(1)

1973 c. 65. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(3)

The Dumfriesshire Newspaper Group comprises the Annandale Herald, Moffat News, Annandale Observer and Dumfries Courier.

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