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Local Government and Housing Act 1989

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152Interpretation, consultation and commencement of ss. 150 and 151

(1)For the purposes of sections 150 and 151 above the following are excepted functions—

(a)functions relating to education in schools;

(b)functions relating to the provision of a public library service;

(c)functions relating to fire fighting, that is to say, the extinction of fire and the protection of life and property in case of fire;

(d)functions relating to the registration of electors;

(e)functions relating to the conduct of elections;

(f)all functions of the police except those relating to the removal, delivery, disposal, custody or immobilisation of vehicles.

(2)For the purposes of those sections in their application to England and Wales, each of the following is a relevant authority—

(a)a county council;

(b)a district council;

(c)a London borough council;

(d)the Common Council of the City of London;

(e)the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(f)a fire authority constituted by a combination scheme under the [1947 c. 41.] Fire Services Act 1947;

(g)a combined police authority established by an amalgamation scheme under the [1964 c. 48.] Police Act 1964;

(h)an authority established under section 10 of the [1985 c. 51.] Local Government Act 1985 (waste disposal authorities);

(i)a joint authority established by Part IV of that Act (police, fire services, civil defence and transport);

(j)an authority or board constituted a port health authority at any time by an order under section 2 of the [1984 c. 22.] Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984;

(k)a joint or special planning board constituted for a National Park by an order under paragraph 1 or paragraph 3 of Schedule 17 to the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972; and

(l)the Broads Authority.

(3)For the purposes of those sections in their application to Scotland, each of the following is a relevant authority—

(a)a regional council,

(b)a district council,

(c)an islands council,

(d)a port local authority or joint port local authority constituted under section 172 of the [1897 c. 38.] Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897,

(e)a joint board or joint committee within the meaning of section 235(1) of the [1973 c. 65.] Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and

(f)a water development board within the meaning of section 109(1) of the [1980 c. 45.] Water (Scotland) Act 1980.

(4)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument provide for any other body to be, or for a body to cease to be, a relevant authority for the purposes of those sections; and a statutory instrument containing an order under this subsection shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(5)In those sections “prescribed” means prescribed by the regulations concerned.

(6)Before exercising any power to make regulations under section 150 or section 151 above, the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)as respects England and Wales, such representatives of local government, and

(b)as respects Scotland, such associations of local authorities,

as appear to him to be appropriate.

(7)This section and sections 150 and 151 above shall come into force at the expiry of the period of two months beginning on the day this Act is passed.

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