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(1)In this Act “the certification requirements”, in relation to a contract entered into by a local authority, means the requirements specified in subsections (2) to (4).
(2)The requirement specified in this subsection is that the local authority must have issued a certificate (whether before or after the contract is entered into)—
(a)including details of the period for which the contract operates or is to operate,
(b)describing the purpose of the contract,
(c)containing a statement that the contract is or is to be a contract falling within section 4(3) or (4),
(d)stating that the local authority had or has power to enter into the contract and specifying the statutory provision, or each of the statutory provisions, conferring the power,
(e)stating that a copy of the certificate has been or is to be given to each person to whom a copy is required to be given by regulations,
(f)dealing in a manner prescribed by regulations with any matters required by regulations to be dealt with in certificates under this section, and
(g)confirming that the local authority has complied with or is to comply with any requirement imposed by regulations with respect to the issue of certificates under this section.
(3)The requirement specified in this subsection is that the local authority must have secured that the certificate is signed by any person who is required by regulations to sign it.
(4)The requirement specified in this subsection is that the local authority must have obtained consent to the issue of a certificate under this section from each of the persons with whom the local authority has entered, or is to enter, into the contract.
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