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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Competition

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1. Defined authorities.

      2. 2. Defined activities.

      3. 3. Other definitions.

    2. Works contracts: restrictions

      1. 4. Works contracts: restrictions.

      2. 5. Works contracts: transitional.

    3. Functional work: restrictions

      1. 6. Functional work: restrictions.

      2. 7. The conditions.

      3. 8. The conditions: further provisions.

    4. Accounts, reports and information

      1. 9. Accounts to be kept.

      2. 10. Financial objectives to be met.

      3. 11. Report for financial year.

      4. 12. Information.

    5. Sanctions

      1. 13. Notice for purpose of getting information.

      2. 14. Power to give directions.

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 15. Orders, regulations, specifications and directions.

      2. 16. Supplementary.

  3. Part II Public Supply or Works Contracts

    1. 17. Local and other public authority contracts: exclusion of non-commercial considerations.

    2. 18. Race relations matters.

    3. 19. Provisions supplementary to or consequential on section 17.

    4. 20. Duty of public authorities to give reasons for certain decisions within section 17.

    5. 21. Transitional duty of public authorities as regards existing lists.

    6. 22. Exclusion of charges for inclusion in approved list.

    7. 23. Commencement.

  4. Part III Privately Let Housing Accommodation

    1. 24. Power to provide financial assistance for privately let housing accommodation.

    2. 25. Consent required for provision of financial assistance etc.

    3. 26. Consents under section 25.

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and General

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 27. Local authority publicity.

      2. 28. Prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material.

      3. 29. Local government administration.

      4. 30. Additional powers for auditors of local authorities etc.

      5. 31. Land held by public bodies.

      6. 32. Direct labour organisations.

      7. 33. Local authority companies.

      8. 34. Arrangements under Employment and Training Act 1973.

      9. 35. Amendment of Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

      10. 36. Commutation of smallholdings payments.

      11. 37. Dog registration scheme.

      12. 38. Abolition of duty on dog licences.

      13. 39. Control of stray dogs.

    2. General

      1. 40. Finance.

      2. 41. Repeals.

      3. 42. Citation and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Competition

      1. Collection of refuse

        1. 1.(1) ... The following (and only the following) fall within...

      2. Cleaning of buildings

        1. 2.(1) The cleaning of the windows of any building (whether...

      3. Other cleaning

        1. 3.(1) The following (and only the following) fall within section...

      4. Catering: schools and welfare

        1. 4.(1) The following (and only the following) fall within section...

      5. Other catering

        1. 5.(1) The following (and only the following) fall within section...

      6. Maintenance of ground

        1. 6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, the following (and only...

        2. 6A. Supervision of parking

      7. Repair and maintenance of vehicles

        1. 7.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the...

        2. 7A. Management of vehicles

      8. Managing sports and leisure facilities

        1. 8.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), managing any of...

        2. 9. Housing management

        3. 10. Security work

        4. 11. Legal services

        5. 12. Construction and property services

      9. FINANCIAL SERVICES

        1. 13.(1) The provision of services consisting of, or provided for...

      10. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

        1. 14.(1) The provision of information technology services falls within section...

      11. PERSONNEL SERVICES

        1. 15.(1) Provision of the following services (and only the following)...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Public Supply or Works Contracts: The Public Authorities

      1. Public authorities

        1. A local authority.

        2. An executive of a local authority (within the meaning of...

        3. The Greater London Authority.

        4. An urban development corporation established by an order under section...

        5. a Mayoral development corporation.

        6. A development corporation established for the purposes of a new...

        7. The Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions...

        8. ...

        9. ...

        10. A fire authority constituted by a combination scheme fire and...

        11. The London Fire Commissioner.

        12. A metropolitan county passenger transport authority. An Integrated Transport Authority...

        13. An economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the...

        14. A combined authority established under section 103 of that Act....

        15. An authority established by an order under section 10(1) of...

        16. ...

        17. . . . . . ..

        18. . . .

        19. . . ..

        20. The Broads Authority.

        21. Any National Park authority

        22. . . .

        23. . . .

        24. The Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority.

        25. A National Park authority in Scotland.

        26. A Transport Partnership created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005...

        27. A joint planning board constituted under section 2(1B) of the...

        28. . . .

        29. A Passenger Transport Executive, that is to say, any body...

        30. A local probation board established under section 4 of the...

        31. A probation trust.

        32. A joint committee discharging under section 101 of the Local...

      2. Interpretation

        1. In the application of this Schedule to England and Wales,...

        2. In the application of this Schedule to Scotland—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Local Government Administration

      1. Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)

        1. 1.Part III of the Local Government Act 1974 (local government...

        2. 2.(1) In section 23(12) (Commissions to review operation of certain...

        3. 3.(1) Section 24 (representative bodies) shall be amended as follows....

        4. 4.In section 25(1) (authorities subject to investigation) after “applies to”...

        5. 5.(1) Section 26 (matters subject to investigation) shall be amended...

        6. 6.(1) Section 30 (reports on investigations) shall be amended as...

        7. 7.(1) Section 31 (reports: further provisions) shall be amended as...

        8. 8.(1) Section 32 (defamation and disclosure) shall be amended as...

        9. 9.(1) In paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 4 (functions of a...

        10. 10.The following shall be inserted at the end of Schedule...

      2. Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 30)

        1. 11.Part II of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (local...

        2. 12.In section 23 (authorities subject to investigation) in subsection (1)...

        3. 13.(1) In section 24 (matters subject to investigation)—

        4. 14.In section 28(7) (reports on investigations) the words “about its...

        5. 15.In section 29 (reports on investigations: further provisions) in subsection...

        6. 16.In section 30 (defamation and disclosure) in subsection (1)(c) for...

        7. 17.(1) In Schedule 4 (functions of the Commissioner, other than...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Sections to be Inserted in Part III of Local Government Finance Act 1982

      1. 25A. Power of auditor to issue prohibition order.

      2. 25B. Effect of and appeals against prohibition orders.

      3. 25C. Supplementary provisions as to prohibition orders.

      4. 25D. Power of auditor to apply for judicial review.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Land Held by Public Bodies

      1. 1.Part X of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act...

      2. 2.(1) The following shall be inserted after section 96— Information...

      3. 3.The following shall be substituted for section 97 (Secretary of...

      4. 4.(1) Section 98 (directions to dispose of land) shall be...

      5. 5.(1) Section 99 (directions: supplementary) shall be amended as follows....

      6. 6.The following shall be inserted after section 99— Power of...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Direct Labour Organisations

      1. Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65)

        1. 1. Direct Labour Organisations

        2. 2. Direct Labour Organisations

        3. 3. Direct Labour Organisations

        4. 4. Direct Labour Organisations

        5. 5. Direct Labour Organisations

        6. 6. Direct Labour Organisations

        7. 7. Direct Labour Organisations

        8. 8. Direct Labour Organisations

        9. 9. Direct Labour Organisations

        10. 10. Direct Labour Organisations

      2. Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 30)

        1. 11. Direct Labour Organisations

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Repeals

      1. Part I Public Supply or Works Contracts

      2. Part II Local Government Administration

      3. Part III Direct Labour Organisations

      4. Part IV Dog Licences

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