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(1)The Board shall issue guidelines as to the form and content of schemes to which this Part of this Act applies.
(2)No guidelines shall be issued by the Board under this section unless a draft of them has been approved by the Secretary of State.
(3)The Board shall arrange for any guidelines issued under this section to be published in such manner as it thinks fit.
(1)As soon as reasonably practicable after the commencement of this Act the Board shall prepare a draft of any guidelines that it proposes to issue under section 9 above and shall send copies of the draft to—
(a)such persons likely to be required to prepare schemes, and
(b)such organisations representative of members of the public who may be affected by the schemes,
as it considers appropriate.
(2)After considering any representations made to it about the draft guidelines and making any amendments that it considers appropriate, the Board shall send a report on the representations and a copy of the draft to the Secretary of State.
(3)After considering the Board’s report and the draft guidelines, the Secretary of State may approve the draft, either unamended or with such amendments as he thinks fit.
(4)The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a copy of any draft guidelines received by him from the Board, with any amendments made by him under subsection (3) above.
(5)If either House of Parliament passes a resolution requiring the draft to be withdrawn, the Board shall prepare a draft in substitution for the one to which the resolution relates; and this section shall apply in relation to the substituted draft as it applies in relation to the original.
(6)No resolution shall be passed by either House of Parliament under subsection (5) above after the expiration of the period of 40 days beginning with the day on which the draft was laid before that House; but for the purposes of this subsection no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days.
The Board shall at such intervals as it thinks fit revise the guidelines issued by it under section 9 above, and that section and section 10 above shall apply in relation to the revised guidelines as they apply in relation to the guidelines first issued.
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