52(1)Section 246 (powers, privileges and rights in relation to former cities and boroughs) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)After subsection (2) insert—
“(2A)Any powers to appoint local officers of dignity exercisable immediately before 1st April 1996 in relation to any area by the council of a district in Wales by virtue of a charter granted under section 245 above shall, on and after that date, be exercisable in relation to that area by the council of the principal area in which, on that date, that area becomes comprised.
(2B)Where on 1st April 1996 that area becomes comprised partly in each of two or more principal areas, those powers shall be exercised on and after that date by such of the councils of those principal areas as may be agreed between them, or, in default of agreement, as the Secretary of State may designate.”
(3)In subsection (6), after first “subject to” insert “ subsection (2A) above, ”.