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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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338Examination in public

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(1)Before publishing the spatial development strategy, the Mayor shall, unless the Secretary of State otherwise directs, cause an examination in public to be held.

(2)The following provisions of this section have effect in relation to an examination in public under subsection (1) above.

(3)An examination in public shall be conducted by a person or persons appointed by the Secretary of State for the purpose.

(4)The matters examined at an examination in public shall be such matters affecting the consideration of the spatial development strategy as the person or persons conducting the examination in public may consider ought to be so examined.

(5)The person or persons conducting an examination in public shall make a report to the Mayor.

(6)No person shall have a right to be heard at an examination in public.

(7)The following may take part in an examination in public—

(a)the Mayor; and

(b)any person invited to do so by the person or persons conducting the examination in public.

(8)The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the Lord Chancellor, make regulations with respect to the procedure to be followed at an examination in public.

(9)The Authority shall defray—

(a)the fees and expenses of the person appointed to conduct an examination in public; and

(b)any other costs of holding an examination in public.

(10)An examination in public—

(a)shall constitute a statutory inquiry for the purposes of section l(l)(c) of the [1992 c. 53.] Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (administration provisions involving the holding of a statutory inquiry); but

(b)shall not constitute such an inquiry for any other purpose of that Act.

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