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Local Government Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

    1. Part I: Promotion of Economic, Social Or Environmental Well-Being

      1. Summary

      2. Background

      3. Commentary on sections

        1. Sections 2 and 3: Promotion of well-being

        2. Section 4: Strategies for promoting well-being

        3. Sections 5 to 7 and section 9: Powers to modify enactments

        4. Section 8: Modification of section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972

    2. Part Ii: Arrangements With Respect to Executives

      1. Summary

      2. Background

      3. Commentary on sections

        1. Section 10: Executive arrangements

        2. Sections 11 and 12: Local authority executives

        3. Section 13: Executive functions

        4. Sections 14 to 20: Provisions with respect to executive arrangements

        5. Section 21: Overview and scrutiny committees

        6. Section 22: Access to information

        7. Section 23 and Schedule 1: Executive arrangements: further provision

        8. Section 24: Absence of requirement for political balance

        9. Section 25 to 30: Procedure with respect to operation of executive arrangements

        10. Sections 31 to 33: Alternative arrangements

        11. Sections 34 to 36: Referendums

        12. Section 37: Local authority constitution

        13. Sections 39 to 41: Elected mayors and elected executive members

        14. Sections 42 to 44 and Schedule 2: Elections

        15. Section 45: Provisions with respect to referendums

        16. Section 46 and Schedule 3: Amendments to the Local Government Act 1972

        17. Section 47: Power to make further provision

    3. Part Iii: Conduct of Local Government Members and Employees

      1. Summary

      2. Background

      3. Commentary on sections

        1. Section 49: Principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities

        2. Section 50: Model code of conduct

        3. Sections 51 and 52: Duties

        4. Sections 53 and 54: Standards committees

        5. Section 55: Standards committees or sub-committees for parish councils

        6. Section 56: Standards committee or sub-committees for community councils

        7. Section 57 and Schedule 4: Standards Board for England

        8. Section 58: Written allegations

        9. Section 59: Functions of ethical standards officers

        10. Sections 60 to 62: Investigations

        11. Section 63: Restrictions on the disclosure of information

        12. Sections 64 and 65: Reports

        13. Section 66: Matters referred to monitoring officers

        14. Section 67: Consultation with Local Commissioner

        15. Section 68: Local Commissioner and Commission for Local Administration in Wales

        16. Section 69 and 70: Investigations

        17. Sections 71 and 72: Reports

        18. Section 73: Matters referred to monitoring officers

        19. Section 74: Law of defamation

        20. Section 75: Adjudication Panels

        21. Sections 76 to 79: Case tribunals, interim case tribunals and adjudications

        22. Section 80: Recommendation by case tribunal

        23. Section 81: Disclosure and registration of members’ interests

        24. Section 82: Code of conduct for local government employees

    4. Part Iv: Elections

      1. Summary

      2. Background

      3. Commentary on sections

        1. Sections 84 to 89: elections

    5. Part V: Miscellaneous

      1. Summary

        1. Surcharge

        2. Welfare services

        3. Other provisions

      2. Background

        1. Surcharge

        2. Welfare services

        3. Social services functions

        4. Recoupment by local authorities of cost of providing day care

        5. Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying

      3. Commentary on sections

        1. Section 90: Surcharge

        2. Section 91: Advisory notices

        3. Section 92: Payment in cases of maladministration

        4. Sections 93 to 96: Welfare services

        5. Sections 97 and 98: Further access to information provisions

        6. Sections 99 and 100: Allowances and pensions for local authority members

        7. Section 101: Indemnification of members and officers of relevant authorities

        8. Section 102: Social services functions

        9. Section 103: Recoupment by local authorities of cost of providing day care

        10. Section 104: Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying

    6. Part Vi: Supplemental

      1. Commentary

        1. Section 105: Orders and regulations

  2. Commencement

  3. Passage through Parliament

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