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3Other restrictions of existing powers

(1)In section 142 of the Local Government Act 1972 and section 88 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (general powers to provide information)—

(a)in subsection (1) (power to make information available) after "other authorities" insert

mentioned in subsection (1B) below and for " as to local government matters affecting the area " substitute

relating to the functions of the authority;

(b)after that subsection insert—

(1A)A local authority may arrange for the publication within their area of information as to the services available in the area provided by them or by other authorities mentioned in subsection (1B) below.;

(c)in subsection (2) (a) (power to publish certain information) for " on matters relating to local government" substitute

relating to the functions of the authority.

(2)After the subsection (1A) inserted by subsection (1) above, in section 142 of the 1972 Act insert—

(1B)The other authorities referred to above are any other local authority, the Inner London Education Authority, a joint authority established by Part IV of the Local Government Act 1985 and any authority, board or committee which discharges functions which would otherwise fall to be discharged by two or more local or other such authorities.

" (1B) The other authorities referred to above are any other local authority and any authority, board or committee which discharges functions which would otherwise fall to be discharged by two or more local authorities.".; and in section 88 of the 1973 Act insert—

(3)In section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 (power to incur expenditure for purposes not otherwise authorised), after subsection (2B) insert—

(2C)A local authority may incur expenditure under subsection (1) above on publicity only—

(a)for the purpose of promoting the economic development of the authority's area where the publicity is incidental to other activities undertaken or to be undertaken by the authority for that purpose, or

(b)by way of assistance to a public body or voluntary organisation where the publicity is incidental to the main purpose for which the assistance is given;

but the following provisions of this section apply to expenditure incurred by a local authority under section 142 below on information as to the services provided by them under this section, or otherwise relating to their functions under this section, as they apply to expenditure incurred under this section.

(2D)In subsection (2C) above—

" publicity " means any communication, in whatever form, addressed to the public at large or to a section of the public; and " voluntary organisation " means a body which is not a public body but whose activities are carried on otherwise than for profit

and in section 83 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (which makes corresponding provision for Scotland), after subsection (2B) insert—;

(2C)A local authority may incur expenditure under subsection (1) above on publicity only by way of assistance to a public body or voluntary organisation where the publicity is incidental to the main purpose for which the assistance is given; but the following provisions of this section apply to expenditure incurred by a local authority under section 88 below on information as to the services provided by them under this section, or otherwise relating to their functions under this section, as they apply to expenditure incurred under this section. (2D) In subsection (2C) above— " publicity " means any communication, in whatever form, addressed to the public at large or to a section of the public ; and " voluntary organisation " means a body, which is not a public body but whose activities are carried on otherwise than for profit..

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