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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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244Exercise of functions by a joint committee

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(1)If all the London authorities enter into arrangements under section 101(5) of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972 for the joint discharge of their functions under—

(a)subsection (1) of section 240 above, or

(b)subsection (2) of that section,

and the arrangements so provide, then this section shall apply.

(2)The arrangements shall have effect for such period as may be specified in the arrangements or until otherwise terminated by the unanimous decision of the London authorities.

(3)The arrangements must provide for the function to be discharged only by a joint committee under section 101(5)(a) of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972.

(4)The joint committee must consist of one member of each London authority.

(5)Decisions of the joint committee must be unanimous decisions of those present and voting.

(6)Subsection (5) above is subject to a resolution of the joint committee, passed unanimously by those present and voting, that—

(a)decisions of a kind specified in the resolution, or

(b)decisions generally,

may be made by such majority of those present and voting as may be specified in the resolution.

(7)The majority specified in a resolution under subsection (6) above must be not less than two-thirds of the members of the joint committee.

(8)In consequence of the preceding provisions of this section—

(a)section 102 of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972 (appointment of committees) has effect in relation to the joint committee subject to those provisions; and

(b)paragraph 39(1) of Schedule 12 to that Act (questions to be decided by simple majority), as applied to a joint committee by paragraph 44(1) of that Schedule, does not have effect in relation to the joint committee.

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