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[F1Delegation by monitoring officersE+W

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F1S. 82A and cross-heading inserted (18.11.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 113(2), 128(2)(d)

82AMonitoring officers: delegation of functions under Part 3E+W

(1)This section applies to functions of a monitoring officer of a relevant authority in relation to matters referred to him under section [F2 57A, 60(2) or (3), 64(2) or (4), 70(4) or (5) or 71(2) or (4) ] .

(2)Where the monitoring officer considers that in a particular case he himself ought not to perform particular functions to which this section applies, those particular functions shall in that case be performed personally by a person nominated for the purpose by the monitoring officer.

(3)Where a deputy nominated by the monitoring officer under section 5(7) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (nomination of member of monitoring officer’s staff to act as deputy when monitoring officer absent or ill) considers that in a particular case he himself ought not to perform particular functions—

(a)to which this section applies, and

(b)which, by reason of the absence or illness of the monitoring officer, would but for this subsection fall to be performed by the deputy,

those particular functions shall, while the monitoring officer continues to be unable to act by reason of absence or illness, be performed in that case personally by a person nominated for the purpose by the deputy.

(4)Where functions to which this section applies are to be performed by a person nominated under subsection (2) or (3) who is an officer of the relevant authority, the authority shall provide the officer with such staff, accommodation and other resources as are, in the officer’s opinion, sufficient to allow those functions to be performed.

(5)Where functions to which this section applies are to be performed by a person nominated under subsection (2) or (3) who is not an officer of the relevant authority, the authority shall—

(a)pay the person a reasonable fee for performing the functions,

(b)reimburse expenses properly incurred by the person in performing the functions, but only to the extent that the amount of the expenses is reasonable, and

(c)provide the person with such staff, accommodation and other resources as are reasonably necessary for the person’s performance of the functions.]

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