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Lieutenancies Act 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Lieutenancies in Great Britain.

  3. 2. Deputy lieutenants.

  4. 3. Vice lord-lieutenants.

  5. 4. Absence, etc. of lord-lieutenant.

  6. 5. Appointment of clerks of lieutenancies.

  7. 6. Functions of lord-lieutenant, lieutenants and deputy lieutenants.

  8. 7. Commissioners of lieutenancy for the City of London.

  9. 8. Consequential amendments, transitional provisions, repeals and revocation.

  10. 9. Short title, commencement and extent.


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.The provisions of this Schedule identify the areas which constitute...

      2. Counties in England

        1. 2.The counties in England for the purposes of this Act...

        2. 3.The local government areas (or parts of local government areas)...

        3. 4.The City of London shall be treated as a county...

        4. 5.The Isles of Scilly shall be treated as part of...

      3. Counties in Wales

        1. 6.The counties in Wales for the purposes of this Act...

      4. Areas in Scotland

        1. 7.The areas in Scotland for the purposes of this Act...

        2. 8.Her Majesty may by Order in Council divide Scotland (apart...

        3. 9.Any deputy lieutenant who, immediately before the date on which...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transitional and saving provisions

      1. General

        1. 1.The substitution of this Act for the enactments repealed or...

        2. 2.Anything done (including subordinate legislation made) or having effect as...

        3. 3.References (express or implied) in this Act or any other...

        4. 4.A reference (express or implied) in any enactment, instrument or...

        5. 5.Any document made, served or issued on or after the...

      2. Continuation in office of current office-holders

        1. 6.Nothing in this Act prevents the continuation in office of...

        2. 7.The repeal by this Act of paragraphs 13(2) and 14(2)...

      3. Old references to the lieutenant of a county

        1. 8.Any reference to a lieutenant of a county or Greater...

        2. 9.Any reference to a lieutenant of a county in Scotland—...

    3. SCHEDULE 3



        1. Note: The following abbreviations are used in this Table:—

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