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Local Government Act 1999

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1Best value authorities

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(1)For the purposes of this Part each of these is a best value authority—

(a)a local authority;

(b)a National Park authority;

(c)the Broads Authority;

(d)a police authority;

(e)a fire authority constituted by a combination scheme and a metropolitan county fire and civil defence authority;

(f)the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority;

(g)a waste disposal authority;

(h)a metropolitan county passenger transport authority;

(i)Transport for London;

(j)the London Development Agency.

(2)In relation to England “local authority” in subsection (1)(a) means—

(a)a county council, a district council, a London borough council, a parish council or a parish meeting of a parish which does not have a separate parish council;

(b)the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(c)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority;

(d)the Greater London Authority so far as it exercises its functions through the Mayor.

(3)In relation to Wales “local authority” in subsection (1)(a) means a county council, a county borough council or a community council.

(4)In subsection (1)(d) “police authority” means—

(a)a police authority established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996;

(b)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority;

(c)the Metropolitan Police Authority.

(5)In subsection (1)(g) “waste disposal authority” means an authority which—

(a)is a waste disposal authority for the purposes of Part II of the [1990 c. 43.] Environmental Protection Act 1990, or

(b)is established under section 10 of the [1985 c. 51.] Local Government Act 1985 (joint arrangements).

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