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Local Government and Housing Act 1989

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27In section 175 of that Act (allowances for conferences and meetings)—

(a)in subsection (1) (allowances payable), for the words from “allowances in the nature of” onwards there shall be substituted allowances in the nature of an attendance allowance and an allowance for travelling and subsistence, as they think fit.

(1A)Payments made under subsection (1) above shall be of such reasonable amounts as the body in question may determine in a particular case or class of case but shall not exceed—

(a)in the case of payments of an allowance in the nature of an attendance allowance, such amounts as may be specified in or determined under regulations made by the Secretary of State; and

(b)in the case of payments of an allowance in the nature of an allowance for travel and subsistence in respect of a conference or meeting held in the United Kingdom, such amounts as may be specified under section 174 above for the corresponding allowance under that section;

and regulations made by the Secretary of State may make it a condition of any payment mentioned in paragraph (a) above that, in the financial year to which the payment would relate, the aggregate amount which the body in question has paid or is already liable to pay in respect of any prescribed allowance or allowances does not exceed such maximum amount as may be specified in or determined under the regulations.;

(b)in subsection (3B) (conferences to which section applies in relation to joint boards and committees), for the words “such body as is mentioned in section 177(1)(d) or (e) below” there shall be substituted the words “body which is a joint board, joint authority or other combined body all the members of which are representatives of local authorities”.

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