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24(1)Omit the following provisions from the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964—E+W

(a)in section 4 (library authorities and areas), from “— (a)” to “(b)”, in subsection (2);

(b)in section 5 (joint boards), the proviso in subsection (3);

(c)section 6 (special provisions as to Welsh districts);

(d)in section 10 (default powers of Secretary of State), in subsection (2)—

(i)paragraph (a);

(ii)in paragraph (b), in sub-paragraph (i) the words “other than any council of a district in Wales” and sub-paragraph (ii);

(e)in section 11 (supplemental provisions as to transfers of officers, assets and liabilities), in subsection (2) the words from “or (b)” to “library authority”;

(f)section 21 (expenses of county councils in Wales).

(2)In section 4 of that Act, at the end add—

(3)In Wales, county councils and county borough councils shall, subject to section 5 below, be library authorities for the purposes of this Act.

(3)In section 25 of that Act (interpretation), after the definition of “library officer” insert—

  • local authority”, in relation to Wales, means a county council or county borough council;.

(4)In Schedule 2 to that Act (management of funds for purchase of exhibits), in paragraphs 2 and 5 after “county fund” insert (in each place) “ council fund ”.

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