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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 No. 907
2. In this Order—
“the 2007 Act” means the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007;
“the 2000 Act” means the Local Government Act 2000 as it has effect in relation to Bedford Borough Council(1);
“the 1972 Act” means the Local Government Act 1972(2);
“the 2004 Order” means the County of Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2004(3);
“the 2009 election” means—
in the case of Bedford, the election required by article 13(1) to be held in 2009;
in the case of Central Bedfordshire, the election required by article 25(1) to be held in 2009;
“the 2009 election day” means the ordinary day of election of councillors(4) in 2009;
“Bedford”, except in the expressions “the Bedford electoral divisions” and “the non-metropolitan county of Bedford”, means the borough of Bedford;
“the Bedford electoral divisions” means the county electoral divisions of Brickhill, Bromham, Cauldwell, Clapham and Oakley, De Parys, Eastcotts, Goldington, Harpur, Harrold, Kempston, Kempston Rural, Kingsbrook, Newnham, North East Bedfordshire, Putnoe, Queens Park, Wilshamstead and Wootton(5);
“the Bedford Implementation Team” means the team formed in accordance with article 11(1);
“Bedfordshire”, except in the expression “Central Bedfordshire”, means the county of Bedfordshire as it exists on the date on which this Order is made;
“Central Bedfordshire” means the district established by article 4(1);
“Central Bedfordshire Council” means the district council established by article 4(3);
“the Central Implementation Team” means the team formed in accordance with article 22(1);
“the County Council” means Bedfordshire County Council;
“the district councils” means the councils of the districts of Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire; and
“the proper officer”, in relation to any purpose and Bedford Borough Council, the County Council or either of the district councils, means the officer appointed for that purpose by that Council.
2000 c.22. Relevant amendments are made by Part 3 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, but see paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to that Act for transitional provisions relevant to Bedford Borough Council.
See section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c.2).
See article 3 of, and the Schedule to, S.I. 2004/3245.
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