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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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68Disqualification and political restriction

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(1)The following provisions of the [1989 c. 42.] Local Government and Housing Act 1989, namely—

(a)section 1 (disqualification and political restriction of certain officers and staff), and

(b)sections 2 and 3 (politically restricted posts and exemptions from restriction) so far as they have effect for the purposes of that section,

shall have effect as if each of the bodies specified in subsection (2) below were a local authority.

(2)The bodies are—

(a)the Authority;

(b)Transport for London;

(c)the London Development Agency.

(3)A person employed by the Authority by virtue of his appointment under section 67(1)(b) above shall not, by virtue only of subsections (1) and (2) above, be disqualified from being or becoming an unpaid member of Transport for London or the London Development Agency.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) above, the unpaid members of any body are those members of the body who do not receive any remuneration (whether from the body, the Authority or any other source) which they would not receive if they were not members of the body.

(5)In section 2(3) of that Act, as it has effect in relation to the Authority by virtue of subsections (1) and (2)(a) above, any reference to the authority shall be taken to include a reference to the Mayor and a reference to the Assembly.

(6)In section 2 of that Act, so far as it has effect for the purposes of section 1 of that Act, the expression “the statutory chief officers” shall be taken to include a reference to the chief finance officer, within the meaning of section 127 below,—

(a)of Transport for London, and

(b)of the London Development Agency,

whether he is an officer, employee, member of staff or member of Transport for London or, as the case may be, the London Development Agency.

(7)In the application of section 2 of that Act in relation to the London Development Agency by virtue of subsections (1) and (2)(c) above, any reference to the person designated under section 4 of that Act as its head of paid service shall be taken as a reference to the chief executive of the London Development Agency appointed under paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 2 to the [1998 c. 45.] Regional Development Agencies Act 1998.

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