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18(1)This paragraph applies to any agreement which—E+W+S

(a)was made under section 37 of the 1963 Act before 1st April 1974 by two or more local weights and measures authorities for areas within Greater London, and

(b)was in force immediately before the commencement of this Act.

(2)The repeal by this Act of section 37 of the 1963 Act, and of the provisions enabling an agreement under that section to relate to functions of a local weights and measures authority under the M1Trade Descriptions Act 1968, section 25 of the M2Agriculture Act 1970 and Part II of the M3Fair Trading Act 1973, shall not affect any agreement to which this paragraph applies.

(3)The parties to an agreement to which this paragraph applies shall cause notice in writing to be given to the Secretary of State of any variation from time to time made in the agreement and, if the agreement ceases to have effect, of its cessation.

(4)Where an agreement to which this paragraph applies has effect in relation to functions of a local weights and measures authority under sections 4, 5 or 72 of this Act, any reference in that section to a local weights and measures authority shall be construed subject to the terms of the agreement.

(5) Where—

(a)two or more local weights and measures authorities are parties to an agreement to which this paragraph applies, and

(b)the agreement relates to all their functions under this Act and to any functions specified in a notice given to them under section 70(1)(b) of this Act and not withdrawn,

those authorities may make a joint report to the Secretary of State under section 70(1) of this Act in respect of any financial year during the whole of which the agreement was in operation.

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