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29(1)Sections 88, 89 and 91 of the said Act of 1967 shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this paragraph.E+W

(2)It shall be the duty of every new county council to make and submit to the Secretary of State not later than a date prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph a scheme for the constitution of a local valuation panel for the county or two or more local valuation panels for areas which together comprise the whole of the county.

(3)A county council may discharge the said duty by making and submitting to the Secretary of State a joint scheme with one or more other county councils for the constitution of a local valuation panel or local valuation panels for the whole of their respective counties, or for areas which together comprise the whole of their respective counties.

(4)A scheme under this paragraph shall be treated for all purposes as having been made under section 91(1)(a) of the said Act of 1967 and submitted to the Secretary of State under section 91(3) of that Act.

(5)Any such scheme approved by the Secretary of State under section 91(5) of that Act shall not come into operation until a date prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.

(6)Any scheme in force for the purposes of section 88 of that Act immediately before 1st April 1974 for an existing county or county borough shall, notwithstanding the abolition or alteration of the county or borough but subject to section 91(1) of that Act, continue in force until a date prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph and shall then expire.

(7)Any vacancy occurring before the date prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph in the membership of a local valuation panel constituted under a scheme continued in force by sub-paragraph (6) above shall—

(a)if the area for which the panel is constituted is co-extensive with or wholly comprised in the area of a new county, be filled by a person appointed by the council of that county;

(b)otherwise, be filled by a person appointed jointly by the councils for those counties which include any part of the area for which the panel is constituted.

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