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Part IIE+W Arrangements with respect to executives etc.

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Pt. II (ss. 10-48) restricted (W.) (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/808, art. 23(a)

C2Pt. II extended (1.9.2003 for E., 1.9.2003 for W.) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 183(4)(b), 216(4) (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2003/1667, art. 4; S.I. 2003/1718, art. 5, Sch. Pt. II

C4Pt. II applied in part (with modifications) (5.3.2008) by The Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/634), arts. 1, 7(4)

C5Pt. II applied in part (with modifications) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 16(7)

Executive arrangementsE+W

10 Executive arrangements.E+W

(1)In this Part “executive arrangements” means arrangements by a local authority [F1 in Wales ]

(a)for and in connection with the creation and operation of an executive of the authority, and

(b)under which certain functions of the authority are the responsibility of the executive.

(2)Executive arrangements by a local authority [F1in Wales ] must conform with any provisions made by or under this Part which relate to such arrangements.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 10(1)(2) inserted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 10; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

Commencement Information

I1S. 10 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 10 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 10 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 10 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Local authority executivesE+W

11 Local authority executives.E+W

[F2(1)The executive of a local authority must take a form specified in subsections (2) to (5) that is applicable to the authority.]

(2)[F3[F4In the case of any local authority in England or Wales, the ] [F4The] executive may consist of—]

(a)an elected mayor of the authority, and

(b)two or more councillors of the authority appointed to the executive by the elected mayor.

Such an executive is referred to in this Part as a mayor and cabinet executive.

[F5(2A)[F6In the case of any local authority in England, the executive may consist of—

(a)a councillor of the authority (referred to in this Part as the executive leader) elected as leader of the executive by the authority, and

(b)two or more councillors of the authority appointed to the executive by the executive leader.

Such an executive is referred to in this Part as a leader and cabinet executive (England).]]

(3)[F7[F8In the case of any local authority in Wales, the ] [F8The ] executive may consist of—]

(a)a councillor of the authority (referred to in this Part as the executive leader) elected as leader of the executive by the authority, and

(b)two or more councillors of the authority appointed to the executive by one of the following—

(i)the executive leader, or

(ii)the authority.

Such an executive is referred to in this Part as a [F9leader and cabinet executive (Wales)].

(4)[F10[F11In the case of any local authority in Wales, the executive may consist of—]

(a)an elected mayor of the authority, and

(b)an officer of the authority (referred to in this Part as the council manager) appointed to the executive by the authority.]

Such an executive is referred to in this Part as a mayor and council manager executive.

(5)[F12[F13In the case of a local authority in England or Wales, the] [F13 The] executive] may take any such form as may be prescribed in regulations made by the [F14Secretary of State] [F14Welsh Ministers].

(6)Regulations under subsection (5) may, in particular, provide for—

(a)a form of executive some or all of the members of which are elected by the local government electors for the authority’s area to a specified post in the executive associated with the discharge of particular functions,

(b)a form of executive some or all of the members of which are elected by those electors but not to any such post,

(c)the system of voting that will be used for elections under paragraph (a) or (b).

(7)A local authority executive may not include the chairman or vice-chairman of the authority.

(8)The number of members of a mayor and cabinet executive or a leader and cabinet executive [F15(Wales)] may not exceed 10.

[F16(8A)For the purposes of subsection (8), no account is to be taken of a member appointed to the executive on a temporary basis to cover the absence of a member exercising a right to a family absence under Part 2 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.]

(9)The [F17Secretary of State] [F17Welsh Ministers] may by regulations [F18specify] a different maximum number of members of an executive to which [F19subsection (8)] applies, but the power under this subsection may not be exercised [F20[F21in relation to Wales]] so as to provide for a maximum number which exceeds 10.

[F22(9A)[F23In this Part, a reference to a leader and cabinet executive is a reference to either or both of the following, as appropriate in the context—

(a)a leader and cabinet executive (England);

(b)a leader and cabinet executive (Wales).]]

(10)Section 101 of the M1Local Government Act 1972 (arrangements for discharge of functions by local authorities) does not apply to the function of electing a leader under [F24subsection [F25(2A)(a) or] (3)(a)] or appointing councillors [F26or an officer ]to the executive under subsection (3)(b)(ii) [F27or (4)(b)].

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F4Word in s. 11(2) substituted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F6S. 11(2A) repealed (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(3), Sch. 25 Pt. 4; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F8Word in s. 11(3) substituted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(4); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F13Words in s. 11(5) substituted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(5)(a); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F14Words in s. 11(5) substituted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(5)(b); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F15Word in s. 11(8) inserted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(6); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F17Words in s. 11(9) substituted (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(7)(a); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F21Words in s. 11(9) repealed (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(7)(b), Sch. 25 Pt. 4; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F23S. 11(9A) repealed (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(8), Sch. 25 Pt. 4; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F25Words in s. 11(10) repealed (15.1.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 11(9), Sch. 25 Pt. 4; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C7S. 11 applied (with modifications) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 16(2)

Commencement Information

I2S. 11 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 11 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 11 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, gives directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 11 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 11(5)(6)(9) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 11 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

12 Additional forms of executive.E+W

(1)In deciding whether to make regulations under section 11(5) prescribing a particular form of executive, or which provision to make under section 17 in relation to that form of executive, the Secretary of State must have regard to—

(a)any proposals made to him under subsection (2),

(b)the extent to which he considers that the operation by a local authority of executive arrangements involving that form of executive would be likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way,

(c)the extent to which that form of executive differs from the forms of executive for the time being permitted by or under section 11,

(d)the number and description of authorities for which he considers that that form of executive, if prescribed in regulations made under section 11(5), would be an appropriate form of executive to consider.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), a local authority may propose to the Secretary of State a form of executive in relation to which the authority consider that the conditions mentioned in subsection (3) are satisfied.

(3)Those conditions are—

(a)that the operation by the authority of executive arrangements involving that form of executive would be an improvement on the arrangements which the authority have in place for the discharge of their functions at the time that the proposal is made to the Secretary of State,

(b)that the operation by the authority of executive arrangements involving that form of executive would be likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way, and

(c)that that form of executive, if prescribed in regulations made under section 11(5), would be an appropriate form of executive for all local authorities, or for any particular description of local authority, to consider.

(4)A proposal under subsection (2)—

(a)must describe the form of executive to which it relates,

(b)must describe the provision which the authority consider should be made under section 17 in relation to that form of executive, and

(c)must explain why the authority consider that the conditions mentioned in subsection (3) are satisfied in relation to that form of executive.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I3S. 12 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 12 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 12 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 12(1) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 12 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Executive functionsE+W

13 Functions which are the responsibility of an executive.E+W

(1)This section has effect for the purposes of determining the functions of a local authority which are the responsibility of an executive of the authority under executive arrangements.

(2)Subject to any provision made by this Act or by any enactment which is passed or made after the day on which this Act is passed, any function of a local authority which is not specified in regulations under subsection (3) is to be the responsibility of an executive of the authority under executive arrangements.

(3)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for any function of a local authority specified in the regulations—

(a)to be a function which is not to be the responsibility of an executive of the authority under executive arrangements,

(b)to be a function which may be the responsibility of such an executive under such arrangements, or

(c)to be a function which—

(i)to the extent provided by the regulations is to be the responsibility of such an executive under such arrangements, and

(ii)to the extent provided by the regulations is not to be the responsibility of such an executive under such arrangements.

(4)Executive arrangements must make provision for any function of a local authority falling within subsection (3)(b)—

(a)to be a function which is to be the responsibility of an executive of the authority,

(b)to be a function which is not to be the responsibility of such an executive, or

(c)to be a function which—

(i)to the extent provided by the arrangements is to be the responsibility of such an executive, and

(ii)to the extent provided by the arrangements is not to be the responsibility of such an executive.

(5)The power under subsection (3)(c) or (4)(c) includes power in relation to any function of a local authority—

(a)to designate any action in connection with the discharge of that function which is to be the responsibility of an executive of a local authority, and

(b)to designate any action in connection with the discharge of that function which is not to be the responsibility of such an executive.

(6)The Secretary of State may by regulations specify cases or circumstances in which any function of a local authority which, by virtue of the preceding provisions of this section, would otherwise be the responsibility of an executive of the authority to any extent is not to be the responsibility of such an executive to that or any particular extent.

(7)A function of a local authority may, by virtue of this section, be the responsibility of an executive of the authority to any extent notwithstanding that section 101 of the M2Local Government Act 1972, or any provision of that section, does not apply to that function.

(8)Any reference in the following provisions of this Part to any functions which are, or are not, the responsibility of an executive of a local authority under executive arrangements is a reference to the functions of the authority to the extent to which they are or (as the case may be) are not, by virtue of this section, the responsibility of the executive under such arrangements.

(9)Any function which is the responsibility of an executive of a local authority under executive arrangements—

(a)is to be regarded as exercisable by the executive on behalf of the authority, and

(b)may be discharged only in accordance with any provisions made by or under this Part [F28or section 236 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (exercise of functions by local councillors in England) ] [F29or under section 56 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011] which apply to the discharge of any such function by that form of executive.

(10)Accordingly any function which is the responsibility of an executive of a local authority under executive arrangements—

(a)may not be discharged by the authority,

(b)is not to be a function to which section 101(1) of the M3Local Government Act 1972 applies, and

(c)may be the subject of arrangements made under section 101(5) of that Act only if permitted by any provision made under section 20.

(11)Subject to any provision made under subsection (12), any function which, under executive arrangements, is not the responsibility of an executive of a local authority is to be discharged in any way which would be permitted or required apart from the provisions made by or under this Part.

(12)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision with respect to the discharge of any function which, under executive arrangements, is not the responsibility of an executive of a local authority (including provision disapplying section 101 of the M4Local Government Act 1972 or any provision of that section).

(13)Any reference in this section to a function specified in regulations includes a reference to a function of a description specified in regulations.

(14)In this section—

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F28Words in s. 13(9)(b) inserted (12.12.2008 for specified purposes, 1.4.2009 in so far as not already in force) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 236(9), 245(5); S.I. 2008/3110, arts. 2(h), 4(i)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C10S. 13 modified (temp. until 1/4/2009) (26.2.2008) by The Cornwall (Structural Change) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/491), arts. 1, 8(5)

C11S. 13 modified (temp. until 1/4/2009) (26.2.2008) by The Shropshire (Structural Change) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/492), arts. 1, 8(5)

C12S. 13 modified (temp. until 1/4/2009) (26.2.2008) by The Wiltshire (Structural Change) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/490), arts. 1, 8(5)

C13S. 13 modified (temp. until 1/4/2009) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 9(5)

C15S. 13 modified (temp.) (with effect in accordance with art. 6(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/998), arts. 1, 6(5)

Commencement Information

I4S. 13 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 13 not in force at Royal assent see s. 108; s. 13 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 13 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 13(3)(5)(6)(12)-(14) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 13 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

Provisions with respect to executive arrangementsE+W

14 [F30Discharge of functions: general] E+W

[F31(1)Subject to any provision made under section 18, 19 or 20, any functions which, under executive arrangements, are the responsibility of—

(a)a mayor and cabinet executive, or

(b)a leader and cabinet executive (England),

are to be discharged in accordance with this section.]

(2)The [F32senior executive member]

(a)may discharge any of those functions, or

(b)may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions—

(i)by the executive,

(ii)by another member of the executive,

(iii)by a committee of the executive, or

(iv)by an officer of the authority.

(3)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by a local authority executive, then, unless the [F33senior executive member] otherwise directs, the executive may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions—

(a)by a committee of the executive, or

(b)by an officer of the authority.

(4)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by a member of a local authority executive, then, unless the [F34senior executive member] otherwise directs, [F35the member who may discharge the function] may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by an officer of the authority.

(5)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by a committee of a local authority executive, then, unless the [F36senior executive member] otherwise directs, the committee may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by an officer of the authority.

(6)Any arrangements made by virtue of this section by [F37a senior executive member], executive, member or committee for the discharge of any functions by an executive, member, committee or officer are not to prevent [F38the senior executive member], executive, member or committee by whom the arrangements are made from exercising those functions.

[F39(7)In this section “senior executive member” means—

(a)in the case of a mayor and cabinet executive: the elected mayor;

(b)in the case of a leader and cabinet executive (England): the executive leader.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C16Ss. 14-18 restricted (W.) (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/808, art. 23(b)

C17S. 14 applied (with modifications) (temp. until 1/4/2009) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 7(2)(3)

C19S. 14 applied (with modifications) (temp.) (25.3.2010) by The Norwich and Norfolk (Structural Changes) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/997), arts. 1, 4(2)

C21S. 14(5) applied (with modifications) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 9(2)

C22S. 14(5) modified (temp.) (with effect in accordance with art. 6(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/998), arts. 1, 6(2)

C24S. 14(6) applied (with modifications) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 9(3)

C26S. 14(6) modified (temp.) (with effect in accordance with art. 6(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/998), arts. 1, 6(3)

Commencement Information

I5S. 14 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 14 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 14 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 14 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

15 [F40Discharge of functions: leader and cabinet executive (Wales)]E+W

(1)Subject to any provision made under section 18, 19 or 20, any functions which, under executive arrangements, are the responsibility of a [F41leader and cabinet executive (Wales)] are to be discharged in accordance with this section.

(2)The executive arrangements may make provision with respect to the allocation of any functions which are the responsibility of the executive among the following persons—

(a)the executive,

(b)any members of the executive,

(c)any committees of the executive, and

(d)any officers of the authority.

(3)If the executive arrangements make such provision as is mentioned in subsection (2), any person to whom a function is allocated in accordance with that provision may discharge the function.

(4)If or to the extent that the functions which are the responsibility of the executive are not allocated in accordance with such provision as is mentioned in subsection (2), the executive leader—

(a)may discharge any of those functions, or

(b)may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions—

(i)by the executive,

(ii)by another member of the executive,

(iii)by a committee of the executive, or

(iv)by an officer of the authority.

(5)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by a local authority executive, the executive may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions—

(a)by a committee of the executive, or

(b)by an officer of the authority.

(6)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by a member of a local authority executive, that member may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by an officer of the authority.

(7)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by a committee of a local authority executive, the committee may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by an officer of the authority.

(8)Where the executive leader makes or has made any arrangements under subsection (4)(b)(i), (ii) or (iii), he may direct that subsection (5), (6) or (7) (as the case may be) is not to apply to any of the functions which are the subject of those arrangements or is not to apply to any of those functions in such cases or circumstances as he may direct.

(9)Any arrangements made by virtue of this section by an executive leader, executive, member or committee for the discharge of any functions by an executive, member, committee or officer are not to prevent the executive leader, executive, member or committee by whom the arrangements are made from exercising those functions.

(10)The reference in subsection (2)(b) to the members of the executive includes a reference to the executive leader, and subsection (6) in its application for the purposes of subsection (2)(b) is to be construed accordingly.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C27Ss. 14-18 restricted (W.) (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/808, art. 23(b)

C40S. 15(8) extended (16.11.2000 with application to local authorities in England only) by S.I. 2000/2851, regs. 1(2), 4(2)

Commencement Information

I6S. 15 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 15 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 15 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 15 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

16 Discharge of functions: mayor and council manager executive.E+W

[F42(1)Subject to any provision made under section 18, 19 or 20, the functions which, under executive arrangements, are the responsibility of a mayor and council manager executive are to be discharged in accordance with this section.

(2)The council manager—

(a)may discharge any of those functions, or

(b)may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions—

(i)by the executive, or

(ii)by an officer of the authority.

(3)In deciding—

(a)whether or how to discharge any functions, or

(b)whether to arrange for any functions to be discharged by the executive or an officer of the authority,

the council manager must have regard to any advice given by the elected mayor.

(4)Where by virtue of this section any functions may be discharged by the executive of a local authority, the executive may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by an officer of the authority.

(5)Any arrangements made by virtue of this section by a council manager or executive for the discharge of any functions by an executive or officer are not to prevent the council manager or executive by whom the arrangements are made from exercising those functions.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C41Ss. 14-18 restricted (W.) (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/808, art. 23(b)

Commencement Information

I7S. 16 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 16 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 16 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 16 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see. 108(4)-(6)

17 Discharge of functions: s. 11(5) executive.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision with respect to the ways in which any functions which, under executive arrangements, are the responsibility of an executive which takes a form prescribed in regulations under section 11(5) are to be discharged.

(2)The provision which may be made by regulations under this section includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 14, 15 or 16.

(3)Nothing in subsection (2) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

(4)Any provision made by regulations under this section is subject to any provision made under section 18, 19 or 20.

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C42Ss. 14-18 restricted (W.) (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/808, art. 23(b)

Commencement Information

I8S. 17 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 17 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 17 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 17 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

18 Discharge of functions by area committees.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling an executive of a local authority, or a committee or specified member of such an executive, to arrange for the discharge of any functions which, under executive arrangements, are the responsibility of the executive by an area committee of that authority.

(2)Regulations under this section may impose limitations or restrictions on the arrangements which may be made by virtue of the regulations (including limitations or restrictions on the functions which may be the subject of such arrangements).

(3)In this section—

(4)A committee or sub-committee of a local authority [F44in England ] satisfies the conditions in this subsection if—

(a)the committee or sub-committee is established to discharge functions in respect of part of the area of the authority,

(b)the members of the committee or sub-committee who are members of the authority are elected for electoral divisions or wards which fall wholly or partly within that part, and

(c)either or both of the conditions in subsection (5) are satisfied in relation to that part.

(5)Those conditions are—

(a)that the area of that part does not exceed two-fifths of the total area of the authority,

(b)that the population of that part, as estimated by the authority, does not exceed two-fifths of the total population of the area of the authority as so estimated.

[F45(6)A committee or sub-committee of a local authority in Wales satisfies the conditions in this subsection if—

(a)the committee or sub-committee is established to discharge functions in respect of part of the area of the authority,

(b)that part consists of the whole of one or more electoral divisions of the authority,

(c)all the members of the authority who are elected for that electoral division, or those electoral divisions, are entitled to be members of the committee or sub-committee,

(d)no members of the authority, other than those mentioned in paragraph (c), may be members of the committee or sub-committee, and

(e)either or both of the conditions in subsection (7) are satisfied in relation to that part.

(7)Those conditions are—

(a)that the area of that part does not exceed one-half of the total area of the authority;

(b)that the population of that part, as estimated by the authority, does not exceed one-half of the total population of the area of the authority as so estimated.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F43Words in s. 18(3) substituted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 55(2), 178(2)

F44Words in s. 18(4) inserted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 55(3), 178(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C43Ss. 14-18 restricted (W.) (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/808, art. 23(b)

Commencement Information

I9S. 18 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 18 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 18 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 18 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

19 Discharge of functions of and by another local authority.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling an executive of a local authority (within the meaning of this Part), or a committee or specified member of such an executive, to arrange for the discharge of any functions which, under executive arrangements, are the responsibility of the executive—

(a)by another local authority (within the meaning of section 101 of the M5Local Government Act 1972), or

(b)by an executive of another local authority (within the meaning of this Part) or a committee or specified member of such an executive.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling a local authority (within the meaning of section 101 of that Act) to arrange for the discharge of any of their functions by an executive of another local authority (within the meaning of this Part) or a committee or specified member of such an executive.

(3)The reference in subsection (2) to the functions of a local authority, in a case where the authority are operating executive arrangements, is a reference to the functions which, under those arrangements, are not the responsibility of the authority’s executive.

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) or (2) may include provision—

(a)requiring, in the case of arrangements for the discharge of any functions by an executive of a local authority or a committee or member of such an executive, the approval of the authority to such arrangements,

(b)which, in the case of arrangements for the discharge of any functions by a local authority, enables any of those functions to be delegated,

(c)which, in the case of arrangements for the discharge of any functions by an executive of a local authority or a committee or member of such an executive, enables any of those functions to be delegated.

(5)The provision which may be made under subsection (4)(b) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 101(2) to (4) of the M6Local Government Act 1972.

(6)The provision which may be made under subsection (4)(c) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 14(3) to (6), 15(5) to (9) or 16(3) to (5).

(7)Nothing in subsection (4), (5) or (6) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1) or (2).

(8)In this section “specified” means specified in regulations under this section.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I10S. 19 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 19 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 19 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 19 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Marginal Citations

20 Joint exercise of functions.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with permitting arrangements under section 101(5) of the M7Local Government Act 1972 where any of the functions which are the subject of the arrangements are the responsibility of an executive of a local authority under executive arrangements.

(2)The provision which may be made under subsection (1) includes provision—

(a)as to the circumstances in which the executive, or a committee or specified member of the executive, is to be a party to the arrangements in place of the authority,

(b)as to the circumstances in which—

(i)the authority, and

(ii)the executive or a committee or specified member of the executive,

are both to be parties to the arrangements,

(c)as to the circumstances in which any functions of the local authority under section 101(2) or 102(1)(b), (2) or (3) of the M8Local Government Act 1972, so far as they relate to any joint committee falling within section 101(5)(a) of that Act, are instead to be exercised by the executive or a committee or specified member of the executive,

(d)as to the circumstances in which any functions of the local authority under section 101(2) or 102(1)(b), (2) or (3) of that Act, so far as they relate to any such joint committee, are to be exercised by the authority,

(e)as to the circumstances in which appointments to any such joint committee by the executive, or a committee or specified member of the executive, need not be made in accordance with the political balance requirements,

(f)as to the persons (including officers of the authority) who may be appointed to any such joint committee by the executive or a committee or specified member of the executive.

(3)Nothing in subsection (2) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

(4)In this section “specified” means specified in regulations under this section.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I11S. 20 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 20 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 20 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 20 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Marginal Citations

21 Overview and scrutiny committees.E+W

(1)Executive arrangements by a local authority must include provision for the appointment by the authority of one or more committees of the authority (referred to in this Part as overview and scrutiny committees).

(2)Executive arrangements by a local authority must ensure that their overview and scrutiny committee has power (or their overview and scrutiny committees [F46, and any joint overview and scrutiny committees, ] have power between them)—

(a)to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge of any functions which are the responsibility of the executive,

(b)to make reports or recommendations to the authority or the executive with respect to the discharge of any functions which are the responsibility of the executive,

(c)to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge of any functions which are not the responsibility of the executive,

(d)to make reports or recommendations to the authority or the executive with respect to the discharge of any functions which are not the responsibility of the executive,

(e)to make reports or recommendations to the authority or the executive on matters which affect the authority’s area or the inhabitants of that area,

[F47(f)in the case of the overview and scrutiny committee or committees of an authority to which [F48[F49section 244 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or] section 184 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 applies, to review and scrutinise, in accordance with regulations under [F50either of those sections] [F50that section], matters relating to the health service (within the meaning given by [F51the Act concerned] [F51that Act], and as extended by [F52the section concerned] [F52that section]) ] in the authority’s area, and to make reports and recommendations on such matters in accordance with the regulations.]

[F53(2A)In subsection (2), “joint overview and scrutiny committee”, in relation to a local authority (“the authority concerned”), means—

(a)[F54a joint overview and scrutiny committee within the meaning given in subsection (2)(a) of section 245 of the National Health Service Act 2006 appointed by the authority concerned and one or more other local authorities,]

(b)[F54an overview and scrutiny committee of another local authority exercising relevant functions (within the meaning given in subsection (1) of that section) of the authority concerned by virtue of arrangements made under regulations under subsection (2)(b) of that section,]

(c)a joint overview and scrutiny committee within the meaning given in subsection (2)(a) of section 185 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 appointed by the authority concerned and one or more other local authorities,

(d)an overview and scrutiny committee of another local authority exercising relevant functions (within the meaning given in subsection (1) of that section) of the authority concerned by virtue of arrangements made under regulations under subsection (2)(b) of that section, or

(e)a joint overview and scrutiny committee [F55

(i) within the meaning of section 123 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 [F56(joint overview and scrutiny committees) appointed by two or more local authorities including the authority concerned ]][F57, or

(ii) a joint overview and scrutiny committee within the meaning of section 58 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 appointed by two or more local authorities, one of which is the authority concerned].]

(3)The power of an overview and scrutiny committee under subsection (2)(a) to review or scrutinise a decision made but not implemented includes power—

(a)to recommend that the decision be reconsidered by the person who made it, or

(b)to arrange for its function under subsection (2)(a), so far as it relates to the decision, to be exercised by the authority.

(4)F58...an overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority may not discharge any functions other than its functions under this section [F59, sections 21A to 21C ] [F60or any functions which may be conferred on it by virtue of regulations under section 21E ] [F61or under section 244(2ZE) of the National Health Service Act 2006.]

F62(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)An overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority—

(a)may appoint one or more sub-committees, and

(b)may arrange for the discharge of any of its functions by any such sub-committee.

(7)A sub-committee of an overview and scrutiny committee may not discharge any functions other than those conferred on it under subsection (6)(b).

F63(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(9)An overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority, or a sub-committee of such a committee, may not include any member of the authority’s executive.

(10)An overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority, or any sub-committee of such a committee, may include persons who are not members of the authority, but (subject to any provision made by or under paragraphs 7 to 9 of Schedule 1) any such persons are not entitled to vote at any meeting of such a committee or sub-committee on any question which falls to be decided at that meeting [F64, unless permitted to do so under paragraph 12 of that Schedule].

[F65(10A)For provision about the appointment of persons to chair overview and scrutiny committees of local authorities in Wales, see sections 66 to 75 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.]

(11)An overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority, or a sub-committee of such a committee, is to be treated—

(a)as a committee or sub-committee of a principal council for the purposes of Part VA of the M9Local Government Act 1972 (access to meetings and documents of certain authorities, committees and sub-committees), and

(b)as a body to which section 15 of the M10Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (duty to allocate seats to political groups) applies.

(12)Subsections (2) and (5) of section 102 of the M11Local Government Act 1972 are to apply to an overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority, or a sub-committee of such a committee, as they apply to a committee appointed under that section.

(13)An overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority or a sub-committee of such a committee—

(a)may require members of the executive, and officers of the authority, to attend before it to answer questions,

[F66(aa)may require any other member of the authority to attend before it to answer questions relating to any function which is exercisable by the member by virtue of section 236 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (exercise of functions by local councillors in England) ] [F67or under section 56 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011], F68...

(b)may invite other persons to attend meetings of the committee.

(14)It is the duty of any member or officer mentioned in [F69paragraph (a) or (aa) of subsection (13) to comply with any requirement mentioned in that paragraph].

(15)A person is not obliged by subsection (14) to answer any question which he would be entitled to refuse to answer in or for the purposes of proceedings in a court in England and Wales.

[F70(16)In exercising, or deciding whether to exercise, any of its functions—

(a)an overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority in England, or a sub-committee of such a committee, must have regard to any guidance for the time being issued by the Secretary of State; and

(b)an overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority in Wales, or a sub-committee of such a committee, must have regard to any guidance for the time being issued by the Welsh Ministers.

(17)Guidance under subsection (16) may make different provision for different cases or for different descriptions of committee or sub-committee.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F47S. 21(2)(f) inserted (1.1.2003 for E., otherwise 1.3.2007 immediately before the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) comes into force) by Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), ss. 7(1), 70(2) (with s. 7(2)-(5), 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2003/53, art. 3(a); S.I. 2006/1407, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 8(a)

F49Words in s. 21(2)(f) omitted (temp.) (27.3.2012 for specified purposes) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 190(9)(a)(i), 306(1)(d)(4)

F50Words in s. 21(2)(f) substituted (temp.) (27.3.2012 for specified purposes) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 190(9)(a)(ii), 306(1)(d)(4)

F51Words in s. 21(2)(f) substituted (temp.) (27.3.2012 for specified purposes) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 190(9)(a)(iii), 306(1)(d)(4)

F52Words in s. 21(2)(f) substituted (temp.) (27.3.2012 for specified purposes) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 190(9)(a)(iv), 306(1)(d)(4)

F54S. 21(2A)(a)(b) omitted (temp.) (27.3.2012 for specified purposes) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 190(9)(b), 306(1)(d)(4)

F55Words in s. 21(2A)(e) inserted and renumbered as s. 21(2A)(e)(i) (11.5.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 58(5)(a), 178(1)

F57Words in s. 21(2A)(e) inserted (11.5.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 58(5)(b), 178(1)

F61Words in s. 21(4) inserted (temp.) (27.3.2012 for specified purposes) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 190(9)(c), 306(1)(d)(4)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C44S. 21 applied (with modifications) (1.1.2003 for E. otherwise 1.3.2007 immediately before the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) comes into force) by Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), s. 10(3)(4), 70(2) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2003/53, art. 3(a); S.I. 2006/1407, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 8(a) (and the said amending Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), s. 10 is repealed (1.3.2007) by the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), s. 8(2), Sch. 4)

C45S. 21 applied (with modifications) (1.3.2007) by National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41), s. 247(3)(4), 277(1)

C46S. 21 excluded (temp. until 31/3/2009) (26.2.2008) by The Wiltshire (Structural Change) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/490), arts. 1, 8(4)

C48S. 21 excluded (temp. until 31/3/2009) (26.2.2008) by The Shropshire (Structural Change) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/492), arts. 1, 8(4)

C49S. 21 excluded (temp. until 31/3/2009) (26.2.2008) by The Cornwall (Structural Change) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/491), arts. 1, 8(4)

C51S. 21 excluded (temp. until 31/3/2009) (28.3.2008) by The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/907), arts. 1, 9(4)

C53S. 21 excluded (temp.) (with effect in accordance with art. 6(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/998), arts. 1, 6(4)

C54S. 21(4) excluded (11.5.2001 for specified purposes, otherwise 1.1.2003 for E. and (so far as not already in force) 1.3.2007 immediately before the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) comes into force) by Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), ss. 8(7), 70(2) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2003/53, art. 3(a); S.I. 2006/1407, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 8(a) (and the said amending Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), s. 8 is repealed (1.3.2007) by the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), s. 8(2), Sch. 4)

C55S. 21(4) power to apply (with modifications) conferred (11.5.2001 for specified purposes, otherwise 1.1.2003 for E. and (so far as not already in force) 1.3.2007 immediately before the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) comes into force) by Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), ss. 8(3)(b), 70(2) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2003/53, art. 3(a); S.I. 2006/1407, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 8(a) (and the said amending Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), s. 8 is repealed (1.3.2007) by the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), s. 8(2), Sch. 4)

C56S. 21(4) excluded (1.3.2007) by National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41), ss. 245(7), 277(1)

C58S. 21(4): power to apply conferred by 2007 c. 28, s. 123(5)(b)(i) (as substituted (12.1.2010) by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20), ss. 32(1), 148(2)(a)(ii))

C59S. 21(6)-(15) applied (with modifications) (E.) (1.1.2003) by S.I. 2002/3048, reg. 7(3)

C60S. 21(6)-(15) power to apply (with modifications) conferred (11.5.2001 for specified purposes, otherwise 1.1.2003 for E. and (so far as not already in force) 1.3.2007 immediately before the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) comes into force) by Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), ss. 8(3)(b), 70(2) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2003/53, art. 3(a); S.I. 2006/1407, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 8(a) (and the said amending Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), s. 8 is repealed (1.3.2007) by the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), s. 8(2), Sch. 4)

C61S. 21(6)-(12): power to apply conferred by 2007 c. 28, s. 123(5)(b)(i) (as substituted (12.1.2010) by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20), ss. 32(1), 148(2)(a)(ii))

C62S. 21(10) excluded (11.5.2001 for specified purposes, otherwise 1.1.2003 for E. and (so far as not already in force) 1.3.2007 immediately before the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) comes into force) by Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), ss. 8(8), 70(2) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2003/53, art. 3(a); S.I. 2006/1407, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 8(a) (and the said amending Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), s. 8 is repealed (1.3.2007) by the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), s. 8(2), Sch. 4)

C63S. 21(10) excluded (1.3.2007) by National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42), ss. 185(8), 208(1) (with s. 19(3))

C64S. 21(10) excluded (1.3.2007) by National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41), ss. 245(8), 277(1)

Commencement Information

I12S. 21 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 21 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 21 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 21 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

[F7121ZAScrutiny officersE+W

(1)Subject as follows, a local authority in England must designate one of their officers to discharge the functions in subsection (2).

(2)Those functions are—

(a)to promote the role of the authority's overview and scrutiny committee or committees;

(b)to provide support to the authority's overview and scrutiny committee or committees and the members of that committee or those committees;

(c)to provide support and guidance to—

(i)members of the authority,

(ii)members of the executive of the authority, and

(iii)officers of the authority,

in relation to the functions of the authority's overview and scrutiny committee or committees.

(3)An officer designated by a local authority under this section is to be known as the authority's “scrutiny officer”.

(4)A local authority may not designate any of the following under this section—

(a)the head of the authority's paid service designated under section 4 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;

(b)the authority's monitoring officer designated under section 5 of that Act;

(c)the authority's chief finance officer, within the meaning of that section.

(5)The duty in subsection (1) does not apply to a district council for an area for which there is a county council.

(6)In this section, references to an overview and scrutiny committee include any sub-committee of that committee.]

[F7221AReference of matters to overview and scrutiny committee etcE+W

(1)Executive arrangements by a local authority must include provision which—

(a)enables any member of an overview and scrutiny committee of the authority to refer to the committee any matter which is relevant to the functions of the committee,

(b)enables any member of a sub-committee of such a committee to refer to the sub-committee any matter which is relevant to the functions of the sub-committee, and

(c)F73... enables any member of the authority to refer to an overview and scrutiny committee of the authority of which he is not a member any local government matter which is relevant to the functions of the committee.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), provision enables a person to refer a matter to a committee or sub-committee if it enables him to ensure that the matter is included in the agenda for, and discussed at, a meeting of the committee or sub-committee.

(3)In considering whether to exercise the power which he has by virtue of subsection (1)(c) in any case, a member of an authority must have regard to any guidance for the time being issued [F74 (in the case of a local authority in England)] by the Secretary of State [F75or (in the case of a local authority in Wales) by the Welsh Ministers].

(4)Guidance under subsection (3) may make different provision for different cases.

(5)Subsections (6) to (8) apply where a local government matter is referred to an overview and scrutiny committee by a member of a local authority in accordance with provision made pursuant to subsection (1)(c).

(6)In considering whether or not to exercise any of its powers under section 21(2) in relation to the matter, the committee may have regard to—

(a)any powers which the member may exercise in relation to the matter by virtue of section 236 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 [F76 or section 56 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011] (exercise of functions by local councillors F77...), and

(b)any representations made by the member as to why it would be appropriate for the committee to exercise any of its powers under section 21(2) in relation to the matter.

(7)If the committee decides not to exercise any of those powers in relation to the matter, it must notify the member of—

(a)its decision, and

(b)the reasons for it.

(8)The committee must provide the member with a copy of any report or recommendations which it makes to the authority or the executive under section 21(2) in relation to the matter.

(9)Subsection (8) is subject to section 21D.

(10)In this section “local government matter”, in relation to a member of a local authority [F78in England], means a matter which—

(a)relates to the discharge of any function of the authority,

(b)affects all or part of the electoral area for which the member is elected or any person who lives or works in that area, and

(c)is not an excluded matter.

(11)In subsection (10)(c), “excluded matter” means any matter which is—

(a)a local crime and disorder matter within the meaning of section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (local authority scrutiny of crime and disorder matters), or

(b)a matter of any description specified in an order made by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.]

[F79(12)In this section “local government matter”, in relation to a member of a local authority in Wales, means a matter which is not an excluded matter and which—

(a)relates to the discharge of any function of the authority, or

(b)affects all or part of the electoral area for which the member is elected or any person who lives or works in that area.

(13)In subsection (12) “excluded matter” means any matter which is—

(a)a local crime and disorder matter within the meaning of section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (local authority scrutiny of crime and disorder matters), or

(b)a matter of any description specified in an order made by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of this section.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F72S. 21A inserted (12.12.2008 for specified purposes, 1.4.2009 in so far as not already in force) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 119, 245(5); S.I. 2008/3110, arts. 2(a), 4(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C65Ss. 21A-21D: power to apply conferred by 2007 c. 28, s. 123(5)(b)(ii) (as substituted (12.1.2010) by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20), ss. 32(1), 148(2)(a)(ii))

[F8021BDuty of authority or executive to respond to overview and scrutiny committeeE+W

(1)This section applies where an overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority F81... makes a report or recommendations to the authority or the executive, otherwise than—

(a)by virtue of subsection (1)(b) of section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (local authority scrutiny of crime and disorder matters), or

(b)by virtue of subsection (3)(a) of that section.

(2)The overview and scrutiny committee may publish the report or recommendations.

(3)The overview and scrutiny committee must by notice in writing require the authority or executive—

(a)to consider the report or recommendations,

(b)to respond to the overview and scrutiny committee indicating what (if any) action the authority propose, or the executive proposes, to take,

(c)if the overview and scrutiny committee has published the report or recommendations under subsection (2), to publish the response,

(d)if the overview and scrutiny committee provided a copy of the report or recommendations to a member of the authority under section 21A(8), to provide the member with a copy of the response,

and to do so within two months beginning with the date on which the authority or executive received the report or recommendations or (if later) the notice.

(4)It is the duty of an authority or executive to which a notice is given under subsection (3) to comply with the requirements specified in the notice.

(5)Subsections (2) and (4) are subject to section 21D and to any provision made under section 22(12A).

(6)In this section—

(a)references to an overview and scrutiny committee include references to a sub-committee of such a committee; and

(b)references to “the authority” or “the executive”, in relation to an overview and scrutiny committee, or a sub-committee of such a committee, are to the authority by which the overview and scrutiny committee is established or to the executive of that authority.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C65Ss. 21A-21D: power to apply conferred by 2007 c. 28, s. 123(5)(b)(ii) (as substituted (12.1.2010) by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20), ss. 32(1), 148(2)(a)(ii))

21CReports and recommendations of overview and scrutiny committees: duties of certain partner authoritiesE+W

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a relevant committee makes a report or recommendations to the authority or the executive, otherwise than—

(i)by virtue of subsection (1)(b) of section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (local authority scrutiny of crime and disorder matters), or

(ii)by virtue of subsection (3)(a) of that section, and

(b)the report or any of the recommendations relates to a local improvement target which—

(i)relates to a relevant partner authority, and

(ii)is specified in a local area agreement of the authority.

(2)The relevant committee may by notice in writing to the relevant partner authority require the relevant partner authority to have regard to the report or recommendation in question in exercising their functions.

(3)A notice under subsection (2) must be accompanied by a copy of the report or recommendations.

(4)It is the duty of a relevant partner authority to which a notice is given under subsection (2) to comply with the requirement specified in the notice.

(5)Subsection (2) does not apply if—

(a)the relevant partner authority is a health service body, and

(b)by virtue of section 244 of the National Health Service Act 2006, the report was, or the recommendations were, made to the health service body (as well as to the authority or the executive).

(6)In subsection (5), “health service body” means—

(a)a National Health Service trust,

(b)an NHS foundation trust, or

(c)a Primary Care Trust.

(7)Subsections (2) and (3) are subject to section 21D.

(8)In this section—

and references to a target relating to a relevant partner authority are to be construed in accordance with section 105(3) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C65Ss. 21A-21D: power to apply conferred by 2007 c. 28, s. 123(5)(b)(ii) (as substituted (12.1.2010) by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20), ss. 32(1), 148(2)(a)(ii))

21DPublication etc of reports, recommendations and responses: confidential and exempt informationE+W

(1)This section applies to—

(a)the publication under section 21B of any document comprising—

(i)a report or recommendations of an overview and scrutiny committee, or

(ii)a response of a local authority to any such report or recommendations, and

(b)the provision of a copy of such a document—

(i)to a member of a local authority under section 21A(8) or section 21B, or

(ii)to a relevant partner authority under section 21C,

by an overview and scrutiny committee or a local authority.

(2)The overview and scrutiny committee or the local authority, in publishing the document or providing a copy of the document to a relevant partner authority—

(a)must exclude any confidential information, and

(b)may exclude any relevant exempt information.

(3)The overview and scrutiny committee or the local authority, in providing a copy of the document to a member of the local authority, may exclude any confidential information or relevant exempt information.

(4)Where information is excluded under subsection (2) or (3), the overview and scrutiny committee or the local authority, in publishing, or providing a copy of, the document—

(a)may replace so much of the document as discloses the information with a summary which does not disclose that information, and

(b)must do so if, in consequence of excluding the information, the document published, or copy provided, would be misleading or not reasonably comprehensible.

(5)If by virtue of subsection (2), (3) or (4) an overview and scrutiny committee, in publishing or providing a copy of a report or recommendations—

(a)excludes information, or

(b)replaces part of the report or recommendations with a summary,

it is nevertheless to be taken for the purposes of section 21B(3)(c) or (d) to have published or provided a copy of the report or recommendations.

(6)In this section—

(7)In this section, references to an overview and scrutiny committee include references to a sub-committee of such a committee.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C65Ss. 21A-21D: power to apply conferred by 2007 c. 28, s. 123(5)(b)(ii) (as substituted (12.1.2010) by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20), ss. 32(1), 148(2)(a)(ii))

[F8421EOverview and scrutiny committees of certain district councils: functions with respect to partner authoritiesE+W

(1)This section applies to any district council which is a partner authority in relation to a county council (“the related county council”).

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision under which a district council to which this section applies may confer on their overview and scrutiny committee, or any of their overview and scrutiny committees, power to make reports and recommendations to the related county council, or that council's executive, which relate to any local improvement target which—

(a)relates to a relevant partner authority, and

(b)is specified in a local area agreement of the county council.

(3)Regulations under subsection (2) may make provision applying or reproducing any provision of section 21B, 21C or 21D (with or without modifications).

(4)For the purposes of this section—

(a)relevant partner authority”, in relation to a district council, means—

(i)the related county council, or

(ii)any other authority which are a partner authority in relation to that county council, other than—

[F85(a)a local policing body, or]

(b)a chief officer of police,

(b)local area agreement”, “local improvement target” and “partner authority” have the same meanings as in Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, and

(c)section 105(2) or (3) of that Act applies for the purpose of determining whether a local improvement target relates to a relevant partner authority.]

[F8621FOverview and scrutiny committees: flood risk managementE+W

(1)This section applies to a local authority which is a lead local flood authority for an area in England.

(2)The arrangements required under section 21(2) include arrangements to review and scrutinise the exercise by risk management authorities of flood risk management functions or coastal erosion risk management functions which may affect the local authority's area.

(3)A risk management authority must comply with a request made by an overview and scrutiny committee, in the course of arrangements under subsection (2), for—

(a)information;

(b)a response to a report.

(4)The Secretary of State may make regulations about the duty under subsection (3) (which may, in particular, include provision about (i) procedure, (ii) notices, (iii) exemptions, (iv) requirement to attend to give information orally, (v) the nature of information and responses that may be required, and (vi) publication).

(5)A risk management authority must have regard to reports and recommendations of an overview and scrutiny committee in the course of arrangements under subsection (2).

(6)Regulations under section 123 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 may make provision about the application of this section in relation to joint overview and scrutiny committees.

(7)Expressions used in this section have the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F86S. 21F inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 6.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (c. 29), s. 49(3), Sch. 2 para. 54 (with s. 49(1)(6)); S.I. 2010/2169, art. 4, Sch.; S.I. 2011/694, art. 4(1)(j)

[F8721GWales: designated personsE+W

(1)The Welsh Ministers may, by order, designate for the purposes of section 21—

(a)one or more persons, and

(b)one or more categories of person.

(2)But—

(a)the designation of a person has effect only if that person meets the following conditions, and

(b)the designation of a category of persons has effect only if, and to the extent that, each person in that category meets the following conditions.

(3)Condition A is that the person provides the public, or a section of the public, with services, goods or facilities of any description (whether on payment or not).

(4)Condition B is that the person—

(a)provides those services, goods or facilities in the exercise of functions of a public nature, or

(b)is wholly or partly funded by public money.

(5)Condition C is that the person is not a local authority.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

22 Access to information etc.E+W

(1)Meetings of a local authority executive, or a committee of such an executive, are to be open to the public or held in private.

(2)Subject to regulations under subsection (9), it is for a local authority executive to decide which of its meetings, and which of the meetings of any committee of the executive, are to be open to the public and which of those meetings are to be held in private.

(3)A written record must be kept of prescribed decisions made at meetings of local authorities executives, or committees of such executives, which are held in private.

(4)A written record must be kept of prescribed decisions made by individual members of local authority executives.

(5)Written records under subsection (3) or (4) must include reasons for the decisions to which they relate.

(6)Written records under subsections (3) and (4), together with such reports, background papers or other documents as may be prescribed, must be made available to members of the public in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(7)Regulations under subsection (6) may make provision for or in connection with preventing the whole or part of any record or document containing prescribed information from being made available to members of the public.

(8)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision—

(a)with respect to the access of the public to meetings of joint committees, or sub-committees of such committees, at which decisions are made in connection with the discharge of functions which are the responsibility of executives (including provision enabling such meetings to be held in private),

(b)for or in connection with requiring written records to be kept of decisions made at meetings which by virtue of paragraph (a) are held in private,

(c)for or in connection with requiring written records falling within paragraph (b) to include reasons,

(d)for or in connection with requiring any such written records to be made available to members of the public,

(e)for or in connection with requiring documents connected with decisions to which any such written records relate to be made available to members of the public.

(9)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision—

(a)as to the circumstances in which meetings mentioned in subsection (2), or particular proceedings at such meetings, must be open to the public,

(b)as to the circumstances in which meetings mentioned in subsection (2), or particular proceedings at such meetings, must be held in private,

(c)with respect to the information which is to be included in written records kept by virtue of this section,

(d)with respect to the reasons which are to be included in any such written records,

(e)with respect to the persons who are to produce, keep or make available any such written records,

(f)for or in connection with requiring any such written records to be made available to members of local authorities or to overview and scrutiny committees or sub-committees,

(g)for or in connection with requiring documents connected with decisions to which any such written records relate to be made available to members of local authorities or to overview and scrutiny committees or sub-committees,

(h)for or in connection with requiring information to be made available by electronic means,

(i)for or in connection with conferring rights on members of the public, members of local authorities or overview and scrutiny committees or sub-committees in relation to records or documents,

(j)for or in connection with the creation of offences in respect of any rights or requirements conferred or imposed by virtue of this section.

(10)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with requiring prescribed information about prescribed decisions made in connection with the discharge of functions which are the responsibility of a local authority executive to be made available to members of the public or members of the authority.

(11)The provision which may be made under subsection (10) includes provision—

(a)requiring prescribed information to be made available in advance of the prescribed decisions mentioned in that subsection,

(b)as to the way or form in which prescribed information is to be made available.

(12)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision which, in relation to meetings of—

(a)local authority executives or committees of such executives, or

(b)joint committees, or sub-committees of such committees, falling within subsection (8)(a),

applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of Part VA of the M12Local Government Act 1972.

[F88(12A)The Secretary of State [F89(in relation to local authorities in England), or the Welsh Ministers (in relation to local authorities in Wales),] may by regulations make provision, in relation to—

(a)the publication by executives of local authorities F90... under section 21B, or under any provision of regulations under section 21E which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provision of section 21B, of responses to reports or recommendations of overview and scrutiny committees and sub-committees of such committees, or

(b)the provision by such executives under that section of copies of such responses,

which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 21D.]

(13)In this section—

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I13S. 22 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 22 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 22 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 22 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 22(6)-(13) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 22 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

[F9122AOverview and scrutiny committees of certain authorities in England: provision of information etc by certain partner authoritiesE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision, in relation to a relevant committee—

(a)as to information which relevant partner authorities must provide to the relevant committee, and

(b)as to information which may not be disclosed by a relevant partner authority to the relevant committee.

(2)In subsection (1), references to information do not include information in respect of which provision may be made in exercise of the power conferred by—

(a)section 20(5)(c) or (d) of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (guidance and regulations regarding crime and disorder matters), or

(b)section 244(2)(d) or (e) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (functions of overview and scrutiny committees).

(3)For the purposes of subsection (1), “relevant committee” and “relevant partner authority” have the meanings given by section 21C.

(4)The Secretary of State may also by regulations make provision, in relation to a relevant district council committee—

(a)as to information which associated authorities must provide to the relevant district council committee, and

(b)as to information which may not be disclosed by an associated authority to the relevant district council committee.

(5)In subsection (4), references to information do not include information in respect of which provision may be made in exercise of the power conferred by section 20(5)(c) or (d) of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (guidance and regulations regarding crime and disorder matters).

(6)For the purposes of subsection (4)—

and for this purpose, “responsible local authority” and “partner authority” have the same meanings as in Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

(7)Regulations under this section may make different provision in relation to different persons or committees or descriptions of person or committee.

(8)The power conferred by subsection (7) does not affect the power conferred by section 105(2)(b).]

23 Further provision.E+W

Schedule 1 (which makes further provision in relation to executive arrangements) has effect.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I14S. 23 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 23 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 23 in force at 7.8.2000 for certain purposes in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(c); s. 23 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only for certain purposes by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(c); s. 23 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales for certain purposes by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 23 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

24 Absence of requirement for political balance.E+W

Neither—

(a)a local authority executive, nor

(b)a committee of a local authority executive,

is to be regarded as a body to which section 15 of the M14Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (duty to allocate seats to political groups) applies.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I15S. 24 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 24 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 24 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 24 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

Procedure with respect to operation of executive arrangementsE+W

25 Proposals.E+W

(1)Subject to section 31, every local authority must—

(a)draw up proposals for the operation of executive arrangements, and

(b)send a copy of the proposals to the [F93 Welsh Ministers].

(2)Before drawing up proposals under this section, a local authority must take reasonable steps to consult the local government electors for, and other interested persons in, the authority’s area.

(3)In drawing up proposals under this section, a local authority must decide—

(a)which form the executive is to take, and

(b)the extent to which the functions specified in regulations under section 13(3)(b) are to be the responsibility of the executive.

(4)In drawing up proposals under this section, a local authority must consider the extent to which the proposals, if implemented, are likely to assist in securing continuous improvement in the way in which the authority’s functions are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

(5)A local authority must comply with any directions given by the [F94Welsh Ministers] for the purposes of this section.

(6)Proposals under this section must include—

(a)such details of the executive arrangements as the [F95Welsh Ministers] may direct,

(b)a timetable with respect to the implementation of the proposals, and

(c)details of any transitional arrangements which are necessary for the implementation of the proposals.

(7)A copy of proposals under this section which is sent to the [F96Welsh Ministers] must be accompanied by a statement which describes—

(a)the steps which the authority took to consult the local government electors for, and other interested persons in, the authority’s area, and

(b)the outcome of that consultation and the extent to which that outcome is reflected in the proposals.

(8)The [F97Welsh Ministers] may by order specify a date by which every local authority, or every local authority falling within any description of authority specified in the order, must comply with this section.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F93Words in s. 25(1)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 30; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F94Words in s. 25(5) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 30; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F95Words in s. 25(6)(a) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 30; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F96Words in s. 25(7) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 30; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F97Words in s. 25(8) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 30; S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

Commencement Information

I16S. 25 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 25 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 25 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 25 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 25(5)(6)(8) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 25 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

26 Proposals not requiring referendum.E+W

(1)Where a local authority’s proposals under section 25 do not involve a form of executive for which a referendum is required, the authority must implement the proposals in accordance with the timetable included in the proposals.

(2)Any reference in this Part to a form of executive for which a referendum is required is a reference to—

(a)a mayor and cabinet executive, [F98or ]

(b)[F99a mayor and council manager executive, or]

(c)a form of executive prescribed in regulations under section 11(5) which is expressed in those regulations to be a form of executive for which a referendum is required.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F98Word in s. 26(2)(a) inserted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 34(4)(a), 178(2)

Commencement Information

I17S. 26 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 26 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 26 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 26 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

27 Referendum in case of proposals involving elected mayor.E+W

(1)Where a local authority’s proposals under section 25 involve a form of executive for which a referendum is required, the authority—

(a)must hold a referendum on their proposals before taking any steps to implement them, and

(b)must draw up and send to the [F100Welsh Ministers] an outline of the fall-back proposals (referred to in this section as outline fall-back proposals) that they intend to implement if the proposals under section 25 are rejected in a referendum.

(2)Fall-back proposals are proposals—

(a)for the operation of executive arrangements which do not involve a form of executive for which a referendum is required, or

(b)for the operation of alternative arrangements of a particular type permitted by regulations under section 32.

(3)For the purpose of drawing up outline fall-back proposals, a local authority must take reasonable steps to consult the local government electors for, and other interested persons in, the authority’s area.

(4)Outline fall-back proposals must include a timetable with respect to the implementation of detailed fall-back proposals which are based on the outline fall-back proposals in the event that the proposals under section 25 are rejected in a referendum.

(5)A local authority must send a copy of their outline fall-back proposals to the [F101Welsh Ministers] at the same time that a copy of the proposals under section 25 is sent to [F102them].

(6)A local authority may not hold a referendum under this section before the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which a copy of the proposals under section 25 is sent to the [F103Welsh Ministers].

(7)If the result of a referendum under subsection (1) is to approve a local authority’s proposals under section 25, the authority must implement the proposals in accordance with the timetable included in the proposals.

(8)If the result of a referendum under subsection (1) is to reject a local authority’s proposals under section 25, the authority—

(a)may not implement those proposals,

(b)must draw up detailed fall-back proposals which are based on the outline fall-back proposals, and

(c)must send a copy of the detailed fall-back proposals to the [F104Welsh Ministers].

(9)In drawing up outline fall-back proposals or detailed fall-back proposals under this section, a local authority must comply with any directions given by the [F105Welsh Ministers].

(10)Outline fall-back proposals and detailed fall-back proposals must include such details of the executive arrangements or alternative arrangements to which they relate as the [F106Welsh Ministers] may direct.

(11)Subsections (2), (3)(b), (4) and (6)(c) of section 25 are to apply to detailed fall-back proposals involving executive arrangements as they apply to proposals under that section.

(12)Subsections (2), (4) and (6)(c) of that section are to apply to detailed fall-back proposals involving alternative arrangements as they apply to proposals under that section.

(13)A local authority must implement detailed fall-back proposals in accordance with the timetable mentioned in subsection (4).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F100Words in s. 27(1)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F101Words in s. 27(5) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F102Word in s. 27(5) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F103Words in s. 27(6) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F104Words in s. 27(8)(c) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F105Words in s. 27(9) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F106Words in s. 27(10) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 31(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I18S. 27 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 27 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 27 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 27 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 27(9)(10) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 27 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

28 Approval of outline fall-back proposals.E+W

(1)A local authority may apply to the [F107Welsh Ministers] for the approval of outline fall-back proposals involving fall-back proposals which are not permitted by or under this Part but which would be so permitted if the necessary regulations were made under section 11(5) or 32 (as the case may be).

(2)The form and content of an application under subsection (1) must comply with any directions given by the [F108Welsh Ministers].

(3)Where the [F109Welsh Ministers approve] a local authority’s proposals under subsection (1)—

(a)the authority may use those proposals as their outline fall-back proposals for the purposes of section 27, and

(b)the timetable referred to in section 27(13) shall be extended to the extent that there is any delay in making the necessary regulations under section 11(5) or 32 (as the case may be).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F107Words in s. 28(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 32(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F108Words in s. 28(2) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 32(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F109Words in s. 28(3) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 32(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

Commencement Information

I19S. 28 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 28 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 28 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 28 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 28(1)(2) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 28 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

29 Operation of, and publicity for, executive arrangements.E+W

(1)A resolution of a local authority is required in order for the authority to operate executive arrangements.

(2)As soon as practicable after passing such a resolution a local authority must—

(a)secure that copies of a document setting out the provisions of the arrangements are available at their principal office for inspection by members of the public at all reasonable hours, and

(b)publish in one or more newspapers circulating in their area a notice which—

(i)states that they have resolved to operate the arrangements,

(ii)states the date on which they are to begin operating the arrangements,

(iii)describes the main features of the arrangements,

(iv)states that copies of a document setting out the provisions of the arrangements are available at their principal office for inspection by members of the public at such times as may be specified in the notice, and

(v)specifies the address of their principal office.

(3)[F110A local authority [F111in Wales] which pass a resolution under this section may not at any subsequent time cease to operate executive arrangements unless, by virtue of any provision made under section 33(5), the authority operate alternative arrangements in place of the executive arrangements.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C71S. 29(1) applied (E.) (12.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/1003, reg. 10(1)

C72S. 29(1) applied (W.) (25.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2880, reg. 7(1)

Commencement Information

I20S. 29 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 29 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 29 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 29 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

30 Operation of different executive arrangements.E+W

[F112(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with the operation by a local authority [F113in Wales] which are operating executive arrangements (“the existing arrangements”) of executive arrangements (“the different arrangements”) which differ from the existing arrangements in any respect.

(2)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (1) includes provision—

(a)which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29,

(b)for or in connection with requiring the consent of an elected mayor under the existing arrangements to the operation of the different arrangements,

(c)with respect to changes to the existing arrangements as a result of changes to the functions which are the responsibility of an executive.

(3)Nothing in subsection (2) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I21S. 30 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 30 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 30 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 30 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Alternative arrangements.E+W

31 Alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities.E+W

[F114(A1)In this section references to a local authority are references to a local authority in England.]

(1)This section applies to—

(a)any local authority which falls within subsection (2), and

(b)any local authority which falls within any description of local authority specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section.

(2)A local authority falls within this subsection if—

(a)it is the council for a district comprised in an area for which there is a county council, and

(b)the resident population of the authority’s area on 30th June 1999 was less than 85,000.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) the resident population of any area on 30th June 1999 is to be taken to be the Registrar General’s estimate of that population on that date.

(4)A local authority to which this section applies must either—

(a)draw up proposals for the operation of alternative arrangements of a particular type permitted by regulations under section 32, or

(b)draw up proposals under section 25.

(5)In deciding whether to draw up proposals under this section or proposals under section 25, a local authority to which this section applies must take reasonable steps to consult the local government electors for, and other interested persons in, the authority’s area.

(6)In drawing up proposals under this section, a local authority must consider the extent to which the proposals, if implemented, are likely to assist in securing continuous improvement in the way in which the authority’s functions are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

(7)A local authority which draw up proposals under this section must comply with such requirements as may be specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section.

(8)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (7) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25 or 26.

(9)Nothing in subsection (8) affects the generality of the power under subsection (7).

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Commencement Information

I22S. 31 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 31 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 31 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 31 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 31(1)(b) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 31 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

32 Alternative arrangements.E+W

[F115(A1)In this section references to a local authority are references to a local authority in England.]

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations specify arrangements by a local authority with respect to the discharge of their functions (referred to in this Part as alternative arrangements) which are arrangements of a type—

(a)which do not involve the creation and operation of an executive of the authority,

(b)which include arrangements for the appointment of committees or sub-committees of the authority to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge of functions of the authority, and

(c)which the Secretary of State considers are likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way.

(2)The arrangements which may be specified by regulations under this section include—

(a)arrangements for the discharge of functions of a local authority by individual members of the authority or by individual members of any committee or sub-committee of the authority,

(b)arrangements for the appointment of committees or sub-committees of a local authority the membership of which is determined otherwise than in accordance with the political balance requirements.

[F116(3)Regulations under this section may make provision with respect to committees or sub-committees falling within subsection (1)(b), including—

(a)in the case of regulations made by the Secretary of State, provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications)—

(i)any provision of sections 21 to 21D or paragraphs 7 and 9 to 11 of Schedule 1,

(ii)any provision made under section 21E or 22A,

(iii)any provision of section 246 of, or Schedule 17 to, the National Health Service Act 2006, or

(iv)any provision made under section 244 of that Act, and

(b)in the case of regulations made by the Welsh Ministers, provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications)—

(i)any provision of section 21 or 21A(1)(a) or (b) or (2) or paragraphs 8 to 11 of Schedule 1,

(ii)any provision of Schedule 17 to the National Health Service Act 2006,

(iii)any provision of section 186 of, or Schedule 11 to, the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006, or

(iv)any provision made under section 184 of that Act.]

(4)Regulations under this section may make provision for the purpose of determining the functions of a local authority which may, may not or must be the subject of alternative arrangements of any particular type.

(5)Nothing in subsection (2), (3) or (4) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

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Commencement Information

I23 S. 32 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 32 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 32 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187 , arts. 1(3) , 2(a) ; s. 32 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948 , art. 2

33 Operation of alternative arrangements.E+W

[F117[F118(A1)In this section references to a local authority are references to a local authority in Wales.]

(1)A local authority may not operate alternative arrangements unless permitted or required to do so by virtue of any provision made by or under this Part.

(2)A resolution of a local authority is required in order for the authority to operate alternative arrangements.

(3)Subsection (2) of section 29 is to apply for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of that section.

(4)A local authority which pass a resolution under this section to operate alternative arrangements may not at any subsequent time cease to operate those arrangements unless, by virtue of any provision made under subsection (9) or section 34, 35 or 36, the authority operate executive arrangements in place of those arrangements.

(5)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling a local authority to which section 31 applies which are operating executive arrangements to operate alternative arrangements in place of the executive arrangements.

(6)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (5) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 26, 27 or 28.

(7)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling a local authority which are operating alternative arrangements to operate alternative arrangements which differ from the existing alternative arrangements in any respect.

(8)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (7) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25 or 26.

(9)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling a local authority which are operating alternative arrangements to operate executive arrangements in place of the alternative arrangements.

(10)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (9) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29.

(11)Nothing in subsection (6), (8) or (10) affects the generality of the power under subsection (5), (7) or (9) (as the case may be).]

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C83S. 33(2) applied (W.) (25.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2880, reg. 7(2)

C84S. 33(2) applied (E.) (12.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/1003, reg. 10(2)

Commencement Information

I24S. 33 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 33 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 33 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 33 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 33(5)-(11) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 33 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

[F119Changing governance arrangements: general provisionsE+W

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F119Ss. 33A-33O and cross-headings inserted (30.12.2007) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 64, 245(2)

[F12033ZA [F121Changing] governance arrangementsE+W

For provision about changing the governance arrangements of local authorities F122... see Part 4 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.]

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F121Word in s. 33ZA heading substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 35(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F12333AExecutive arrangements: different form of executiveE+W

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F12433BExecutive arrangements: other variation of arrangementsE+W

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F12533CAlternative arrangements: move to executive arrangementsE+W

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33DAlternative arrangements: variation of arrangementsE+W

A local authority in England which is operating alternative arrangements may vary the arrangements so that they differ from the existing arrangements in any respect.]

F12633EProposals by local authorityE+W

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F12733FResolution of local authorityE+W

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F12833GImplementation: new executive or move to executive arrangementsE+W

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F12933HImplementation: other change in governance arrangementsE+W

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F13033IGeneralE+W

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F131...E+W

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F13133JNew form of executive or move to executive: general requirementsE+W

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F13233KChanges subject to approval in a referendum: additional requirementsE+W

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F13333LChange not subject to approval in a referendum: additional requirementsE+W

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F13433MCases in which change subject to approval in referendumE+W

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F13533NVariation of mayoral executiveE+W

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F13633OInterpretationE+W

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ReferendumsE+W

34 Referendum following petition.E+W

(1)The [F137Welsh Ministers] may by regulations make provision for or in connection with requiring a local authority which receive a petition which complies with the provisions of the regulations to hold a referendum, in such circumstances as may be prescribed in the regulations, on whether the authority should [F138operate a relevant form of executive].

[F139(1A)In this section “relevant form of executive[F140means] executive arrangements involving a form of executive for which a referendum is required.

(2)The provision which may be made by regulations under subsection (1) includes provision—

(a)as to the form and content of petitions (including provision for petitions in electronic form),

(b)as to the minimum number of local government electors for a local authority’s area who must support any petition presented to the authority during any period specified in the regulations,

(c)for or in connection with requiring an officer of a local authority to publish the number of local government electors for the authority’s area who must support any petition presented to the authority,

(d)as to the way in which local government electors for a local authority’s area are to support a petition (including provision enabling local government electors to support petitions by telephone or by electronic means),

(e)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority in connection with any petition,

(f)as to the manner in which a petition is to be presented to a local authority,

(g)as to the verification of any petition,

(h)as to the date on which, or the time by which, a referendum must be held,

(i)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority before or in connection with a referendum,

(j)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority after a referendum, and

(k)for or in connection with enabling the [F141Welsh Ministers], in the event of any failure by a local authority to take any action permitted or required by virtue of the regulations, to take that action.

(3)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (2) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 27, 28, [F14229 or 33] [F142or 29] F143....

(4)The number of local government electors mentioned in subsection (2)(b) is to be calculated at such times as may be provided by regulations under this section and (unless such regulations otherwise provide) is to be 5 per cent. of the number of local government electors at each of those times.

(5)Nothing in subsection (2), (3) or (4) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).]

Annotations:

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F137Words in s. 34(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 51(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F140Word in s. 34(1A) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 51(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F141Words in s. 34(2)(k) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 51(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F142Words in s. 34(3) substituted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 36(1)(e), 178(2) (with s. 36(5)-(8))

Commencement Information

I25S. 34 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 34 not in force at Royal Assent s. 108; s. 34 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 34 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

35 Referendum following direction.E+W

(1)The [F144Welsh Ministers] may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling [F145them], in such circumstances as may be prescribed in the regulations, to direct a local authority to hold a referendum on whether they should operate executive arrangements involving an executive which takes such form permitted by or under section 11 as may be specified in the direction.

(2)The provision which may be made by regulations under this section includes provision—

(a)as to the date on which, or the time by which, a referendum must be held,

(b)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority before or in connection with a referendum,

(c)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority after a referendum, and

(d)for or in connection with enabling the [F146Welsh Ministers], in the event of any failure by a local authority to take any action permitted or required by virtue of the regulations, to take that action.

(3)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (2) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 27, 28, [F14729 or 33] [F147or 29] F148....

(4)Nothing in subsection (2) or (3) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

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F144Words in s. 35(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 52(2)(a); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F145Word in s. 35(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 52(2)(b); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F146Words in s. 35(2)(d) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 52(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F147Words in s. 35(3) substituted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 36(1)(f), 178(2) (with s. 36(5)-(8))

Commencement Information

I26S. 35 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 35 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 35 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 35 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

36 Referendum following order.E+W

(1)The [F149Welsh Ministers] may by order make provision requiring every local authority, or every local authority falling within any description of authority specified in the order, to hold a referendum on whether they should operate executive arrangements involving an executive which takes such form permitted by or under section 11 as may be specified in the order.

(2)The provision which may be made by an order under this section includes provision—

(a)as to the date on which, or the time by which, a referendum must be held,

(b)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority before or in connection with a referendum,

(c)as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority after a referendum,

(d)for or in connection with enabling the [F150Welsh Ministers], in the event of any failure by a local authority to take any action permitted or required by virtue of the order, to take that action.

(3)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (2) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 27, 28, [F15129 or 33] [F151or 29] F152....

(4)Nothing in subsection (2) or (3) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

Annotations:

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F149Words in s. 36(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 53(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F150Words in s. 36(2)(d) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 53(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F151Words in s. 36(3) substituted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 36(1)(g), 178(2) (with s. 36(5)-(8))

Commencement Information

I27S. 36 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 36 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 36 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 36 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Local authority constitutionE+W

37 Local authority constitution.E+W

(1)A local authority which are operating executive arrangements or alternative arrangements must prepare and keep up to date a document (referred to in this section as their constitution) which contains—

(a)such information as the Secretary of State may direct,

(b)a copy of the authority’s standing orders for the time being,

(c)a copy of the authority’s code of conduct for the time being under section 51, and

(d)such other information (if any) as the authority consider appropriate.

(2)A local authority must ensure that copies of their constitution are available at their principal office for inspection by members of the public at all reasonable hours.

(3)A local authority must supply a copy of their constitution to any person who requests a copy and who pays to the authority such reasonable fee as the authority may determine.

[F153(4)In relation to an authority whose members and co-opted members are subject to mandatory provisions by virtue of section 51(5)(b), the reference in subsection (1)(c) to the authority's code of conduct for the time being under section 51 is to the mandatory provisions which for the time being apply to the members and co-opted members of the authority.]

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Commencement Information

I28S. 37 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 37 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 37 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 37 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 37(1)(a) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 37 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

GuidanceE+W

38 Guidance.E+W

(1)A local authority must have regard to any guidance for the time being issued by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Part.

(2)Guidance under this section may make different provision for different cases or descriptions of local authority.

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Commencement Information

I29S. 38 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 38 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 38 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 38 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Elected mayors etc.E+W

39 Elected mayors etc.E+W

(1)In this Part “elected mayor”, in relation to a local authority, means an individual elected as mayor of the authority by the local government electors for the authority’s area in accordance with the provisions made by or under this Part.

F154(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)An elected mayor of a local authority F155... is to be entitled to the style of “mayor” or “maer”.

(4)In this Part “elected executive member” means an individual elected as a member of a local authority executive by the local government electors for the authority’s area in accordance with the provisions made by or under this Part, but does not include an elected mayor.

[F156(5A)A reference in any enactment (whenever passed or made) to—

(a)a member of a local authority, or

(b)a councillor of a local authority,

does not include a reference to an elected mayor of the authority.

(5B)But subsection (5A) is subject to—

(a)regulations made by the [F157Welsh Ministers] under this paragraph which provide that an elected mayor is to be treated as member or councillor of a local authority for the purposes of an enactment (whenever passed or made), and

(b)any other contrary intention that appears in any enactment (whenever passed or made).

(5C)[F158Section 21(1A) of the Local Government Act 1972 is] not to be taken to indicate any contrary intention for the purposes of subsection (5B)(b).]

[F159(5D)A statutory instrument containing regulations made under subsection (5B)(a) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.]

F160[F161(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)The term of office of an elected mayor of a local authority is to be four years.

(8)This section is subject to regulations under section 41.]

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F156S. 39(5A)-(5C) substituted for s. 39(5) (30.12.2007) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 66(2), 245(2)

F161S. 39(6)-(8) substituted for s. 39(6) (30.12.2007) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 66(3), 245(2)

Commencement Information

I30S. 39 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 39 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 39 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 39(1)(2)(4)-(6) in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England except in so far as already in force by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(d); s. 39(1)(3)-(5) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 39 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

40 Election as elected mayor and councillor.E+W

(1)If the person who is returned at an election as the elected mayor of a local authority is also returned at an election held at the same time as a councillor of the authority, a vacancy shall arise in the office of councillor.

(2)If the person who is returned at an election (“the mayoral election”) as the elected mayor of a local authority—

(a)is a councillor of the authority, and

(b)was returned as such a councillor at an election held at an earlier time than the mayoral election,

a vacancy shall arise in the office of councillor.

(3)Subject to subsection (4), a person who is the elected mayor of a local authority may not be a candidate in an election for the return of a councillor or councillors of the authority.

(4)A person who is the elected mayor of a local authority may be a candidate in an election for the return of a councillor or councillors of the authority if the election is held at the same time as an election for the return of the elected mayor of the authority, but subsection (1) applies if he is a candidate in both such elections and he is returned both as the elected mayor and as a councillor.

41 Time of elections etc.E+W

The [F162Welsh Ministers] may by regulations make provision—

(a)as to the dates on which and years in which elections for the return of elected mayors or elected executive members may or must take place,

(b)as to the intervals between elections for the return of elected mayors or elected executive members,

(c)as to the term of office of elected mayors or elected executive members, and

(d)as to the filling of vacancies in the office of elected mayor or elected executive member.

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Commencement Information

I31S. 41 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 41 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 41 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 41 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

42 Voting at elections of elected mayors.E+W

(1)Each person entitled to vote as an elector at an election for the return of an elected mayor is to have the following vote or votes—

(a)one vote (referred to in this Part as a first preference vote) which may be given for the voter’s first preference from among the candidates to be the elected mayor, and

(b)if there are three or more candidates to be the elected mayor, one vote (referred to in this Part as a second preference vote) which may be given for the voter’s second preference from among those candidates.

(2)The elected mayor is to be returned under the simple majority system, unless there are three or more candidates.

(3)If there are three or more candidates to be the elected mayor, the elected mayor is to be returned under the supplementary vote system in accordance with Schedule 2.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C88S. 42(2) applied by SI 2002/185 Sch. 3 rule 48(1) (as substituted (13.3.2004) by The Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/225), regs. 1, 2(7), Sch.)

43 Entitlement to vote.E+W

(1)The persons entitled to vote as electors at an election for the return of an elected mayor or elected executive member are those who on the day of the poll—

(a)would be entitled to vote as electors at an election of councillors for an electoral area which is situated within the area of the local authority concerned, and

(b)are registered in the register of local government electors at an address within the authority’s area.

(2)A person is not entitled as an elector to cast more than one first preference vote, or more than one second preference vote, at an election for the return of an elected mayor.

44 Power to make provision about elections.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as to—

(a)the conduct of elections for the return of elected mayors or elected executive members, and

(b)the questioning of elections for the return of elected mayors or elected executive members and the consequences of irregularities.

(2)The provision which may be made under subsection (1)(a) includes, in particular, provision—

(a)about the registration of electors,

(b)for disregarding alterations in a register of electors,

(c)about the limitation of election expenses (and the creation of criminal offences in connection with the limitation of such expenses),

(d)for the combination of polls at elections for the return of elected mayors and other elections (including elections for the return of elected executive members), and

(e)for the combination of polls at elections for the return of elected executive members and other elections (including elections for the return of elected mayors).

(3)Regulations under this section may—

(a)apply or incorporate, with or without modifications or exceptions, any provision of, or made under, the Representation of the People Acts or any provision of any other enactment (whenever passed or made) relating to parliamentary elections or local government elections,

(b)modify any form contained in, or in regulations or rules made under, the Representation of the People Acts so far as may be necessary to enable it to be used both for the original purpose and in relation to elections for the return of elected mayors or elected executive members, and

(c)so far as may be necessary in consequence of any provision made by or under this Part or any regulations under this section, amend any provision of any enactment (whenever passed or made) relating to the registration of parliamentary electors or local government electors.

F163 [( 3A )Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult the Electoral Commission.

(3B)In addition, the power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section so far as relating to matters mentioned in subsection (2)(c) shall be exercisable only on, and in accordance with, a recommendation of the Electoral Commission, except where the Secretary of State considers that it is expedient to exercise that power in consequence of changes in the value of money.]

(4)No return of an elected mayor or elected executive member at an election is to be questioned except by an election petition under the provisions of Part III of the M15Representation of the M16People Act 1983 as applied by or incorporated in regulations under this section.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C89S. 44 functions made exercisable concurrently (18.8.2010) by The Lord President of the Council Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/1837), arts. 1(2), 3

C90S. 44(4) modified (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending Regulations) by Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/1024), regs. 1(2), 5

Commencement Information

I32S. 44 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 44 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 44 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 44 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 44 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

[F164Leader and cabinet executives (England)E+W

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F164Ss. 44A-44H and cross-heading inserted (30.12.2007) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 67, 245(2)

44AElection of leader: whole-council electionsE+W

(1)This section applies to a local authority if it—

(a)is subject to whole-council elections, and

(b)is, on the day of a post-election annual meeting, operating a leader and cabinet executive (England).

(2)The executive leader is to be elected at the post-election annual meeting.

(3)But if the council fails to elect the executive leader at the post-election annual meeting, an executive leader is to be elected at a subsequent meeting of the council.

(4)For the purposes of this section and section 44D—

(a)a local authority is subject to whole-council elections if, under the scheme for the ordinary elections of its councillors, all of the councillors are elected in each year in which the elections are held;

(b)post-election annual meeting” means the first annual meeting of a local authority to be held after ordinary elections take place.

44BElection of leader: partial-council electionsE+W

(1)This section applies to a local authority if it—

(a)is subject to partial-council elections, and

(b)is, on the day of a relevant annual meeting, operating a leader and cabinet executive (England).

(2)The executive leader is to be elected at the relevant annual meeting.

(3)But if the council fails to elect the executive leader at the relevant annual meeting, the executive leader is to be elected at a subsequent meeting of the council.

(4)For the purposes of this section and section 44E—

(a)a local authority is subject to partial-council elections if, under the scheme for the ordinary elections of its councillors, one-half or one-third (or, in either case, as nearly as may be) of the councillors are elected in each year in which the elections are held;

(b)relevant annual meeting” means—

(i)the first annual meeting to be held after the local authority starts to operate the leader and cabinet executive (England), or

(ii)any subsequent annual meeting held on a day when an executive leader's term of office is to end by virtue of section 44E(3).

44CRemoval of leaderE+W

(1)Executive arrangements by a local authority which provide for a leader and cabinet executive (England) may include provision for the council to remove the executive leader by resolution.

(2)If a council passes a resolution to remove the executive leader, a new executive leader is to be elected—

(a)at the meeting at which the leader is removed from office, or

(b)at a subsequent meeting.

44DTerm of office of leader: whole-council electionsE+W

(1)This section applies to the executive leader of a local authority which—

(a)is operating a leader and cabinet executive (England), and

(b)is subject to whole-council elections.

(2)The executive leader's term of office starts on the day of his election as leader.

(3)The executive leader's term of office ends on the day of the post-election annual meeting which follows his election as leader.

(4)But if the executive leader is removed from office in accordance with section 44C, his term of office ends on the day of his removal.

44ETerm of office of leader: partial-council electionsE+W

(1)This section applies to the executive leader of a local authority which—

(a)is operating a leader and cabinet executive (England), and

(b)is subject to partial-council elections.

(2)The executive leader's term of office starts on the day of his election.

(3)The executive leader's term of office ends on the day when the council holds its first annual meeting after the leader's normal day of retirement as a councillor.

(4)But that is subject to subsections (5) and (6).

(5)If the executive leader is removed from office in accordance with section 44C, his term of office ends on the day of his removal.

(6)If the local authority becomes subject to whole-council elections, the executive leader's term of office ends on the day of the annual meeting which follows the first whole-council elections.

(7)For the purposes of this section an executive leader's normal day of retirement as a councillor is the day when the leader would next be required to retire as a councillor of the council if section 44F were disregarded.

44FLeader to continue to hold office as councillorE+W

(1)The executive leader of a leader and cabinet executive (England) remains a member of the council during his term of office as leader.

(2)Accordingly, any enactment which provides for his earlier retirement as a councillor does not apply.

(3)This section does not affect anything by which the executive leader may cease to be a councillor otherwise than by retirement (including disqualification or resignation).

44GNo other means of electing or removing leaderE+W

(1)This section applies to a local authority which operate a leader and cabinet executive (England).

(2)An executive leader may not be elected except in accordance with section 44A, 44B or 44C or regulations under section 44H.

(3)An executive leader may not be removed from office except in accordance with section 44C or regulations under section 44H.

44HRegulationsE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision—

(a)as to the dates on which and years in which executive leaders of leader and cabinet executives (England) are to be elected by local authorities,

(b)as to the intervals between elections of executive leaders of leader and cabinet executives (England),

(c)as to the term of office of an executive leader of a leader and cabinet executive (England), and

(d)as to the filling of vacancies in the office of executive leader of a leader and cabinet executive (England).

(2)Sections 44A to 44E are subject to regulations under this section.]

Provisions with respect to referendumsE+W

[F16545 Provisions with respect to referendums.E+W

(1)A local [F166authority] may not hold more than one referendum in any period of five years.

(2)If the result of a referendum held by virtue of regulations or an order made under any provision of this Part is to approve the proposals to which the referendum relates, the local authority concerned must implement those proposals in accordance with any provision made by the regulations or order.

(3)If the result of a referendum held by virtue of regulations or an order made under any provision of this Part is to reject the proposals to which the referendum relates, the local authority concerned may not implement those proposals but must instead comply with any provision made by the regulations or order.

(4)The persons entitled to vote in a referendum held by a local authority are those who on the day of the referendum—

(a)would be entitled to vote as electors at an election of councillors for an electoral area which is situated within the authority’s area, and

(b)are registered in the register of local government electors at an address within the authority’s area.

(5)The [F167Welsh Ministers] may by regulations make provision as to the conduct of referendums.

(6)The [F168Welsh Ministers] may by regulations make provision for the combination of polls at referendums with polls at any elections.

(7)Regulations under subsection (5) or (6) may apply or incorporate, with or without modifications or exceptions, any provision of any enactment (whenever passed or made) relating to elections or referendums.

(8)The provision which may be made under subsection (5) includes, in particular, provision—

(a)as to the question to be asked in a referendum,

(b)as to the publicity to be given in connection with a referendum (including the publicity to be given with respect to the consequences of the referendum),

(c)about the limitation of expenditure in connection with a referendum (and the creation of criminal offences in connection with the limitation of such expenditure),

(d)as to the conduct of the authority, members of the authority and officers of the authority in relation to a referendum,

(e)as to when, where and how voting in a referendum is to take place,

(f)as to how the votes cast in a referendum are to be counted, and

(g)for disregarding alterations in a register of electors.

F169[(8A)Before making any regulations under this section, the [F170Welsh Ministers] shall consult the Electoral Commission, but this subsection does not apply to—

(a)provisions which specify the wording of the question to be asked in a referendum, or

(b)provisions for matters mentioned in subsection (8)(c).

(8B)No regulations which specify the wording of the question to be asked in a referendum may be made under subsection (5) unless—

(a)before laying a draft of the regulations before [F171the National Assembly for Wales], the [F172Welsh Ministers] consulted the Electoral Commission as to the intelligibility of that question, and

(b)when so laying the draft, the [F173Welsh Ministers] also laid before [F174the National Assembly for Wales] a report stating any views as to the intelligibility of that question which were expressed by the Electoral Commission in response to that consultation.

(8C)Where any such regulations specify not only the question to be asked in a referendum but also any statement which is to precede that question on the ballot paper at the referendum, any reference in subsection (8B) to the intelligibility of that question is to be read as a reference to the intelligibility of that question and that statement taken together.

(8D)No regulations which make provision for the matters mentioned in subsection (8)(c) may be made under subsection (5) unless—

(a)before laying a draft of the regulations before [F175the National Assembly for Wales], the [F176Welsh Ministers] sought, and had regard to, the views of the Electoral Commission as to the provision to be made by the regulations as to those matters, and

(b)where the draft regulations laid before [F177the National Assembly for Wales ] made provision as to those matters otherwise than in accordance with the views of the Electoral Commission, the [F178Welsh Ministers], when so laying the draft, also laid before [F179the Assembly] a statement of [F180their] reasons for departing from the views of the Commission.]

(9)In subsections (1), (4) to (6) and (8) [F181to (8C)]referendum” means a referendum held under section 27 F182... or by virtue of regulations or an order made under any provision of this Part [F183or under section 40 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011].]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F166Word in s. 45(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(2); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F167Words in s. 45(5) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F168Words in s. 45(6) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F169S. 45(8A)-(8D) inserted (1.7.2001) by 2000 c. 41, s. 158(1), Sch. 21 para. 18(3) (with s. 156(6)); S.I. 2001/222, art. 4, Sch. 2 Pt. I (Sch. 2 Pt. II para. 2)

F170Words in s. 45(8A) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(3); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F171Words in s. 45(8B)(a) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(4)(a)(i); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F172Words in s. 45(8B)(a) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(4)(a)(ii); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F173Words in s. 45(8B)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(4)(b)(i); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F174Words in s. 45(8B)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(4)(b)(ii); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F175Words in s. 45(8D)(a) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(5)(a)(i); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F176Words in s. 45(8D)(a) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(5)(a)(ii); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F177Words in s. 45(8D)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(5)(b)(i); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F178Words in s. 45(8D)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(5)(b)(ii); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F179Words in s. 45(8D)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(5)(b)(iii); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F180Word in s. 45(8D)(b) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 66(5)(b)(iv); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F181Words in s. 45(9) inserted (1.7.2001) by 2000 c. 41, s. 158(1), Sch. 21 para. 18(4) (with s. 156(6)); S.I. 2001/222, art. 4, Sch. 2 Pt. I (Sch. 2 Pt. II para. 2)

F183Words in s. 45(9) inserted (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), ss. 54(4), 178(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C91S. 45 functions made exercisable concurrently (18.8.2010) by The Lord President of the Council Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/1837), arts. 1(2), 3

C92S. 45 applied (with modifications) (10.7.2011) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4), s. 178(2), Sch. 1 para. 4(3)

Commencement Information

I33S. 45 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 45 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 45 in force at 7.8.2000 in so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations, give directions, or issue guidance in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(b); s. 45(5)-(9) in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2; s. 45 in force at 19.2.2001 in relation to England only except in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2001/415, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 45 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Amendments to the 1972 ActE+W

46 Amendments to the 1972 Act.E+W

Schedule 3, which contains amendments to the M17Local Government Act 1972, has effect.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I34S. 46 wholly in force at 28.7.2001; s. 46 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 46 in force at 26.10.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2849, arts. 1(3), 2(e); s. 46 in force at 28.7.2001 in so far as not already in force see s. 108(4)-(6)

Marginal Citations

Power to make further provisionE+W

47 Power to make incidental, consequential provision etc.E+W

(1)The [F184Welsh Ministers] may by order make such incidental, consequential, transitional or supplemental provision as [F185they consider] necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, any provision made by or under this Part.

(2)The provision which may be made under subsection (1) includes provision modifying any enactment (whenever passed or made).

(3)The power under subsection (2) to modify an enactment is a power—

(a)to apply that enactment with or without modifications,

(b)to extend, disapply or amend that enactment, or

(c)to repeal or revoke that enactment with or without savings.

[F186(4)The provision which may be made under subsection (1) includes provision relating to changes in local authority governance arrangements F187....

(5)That includes—

(a)provision relating to the old governance arrangements, the new governance arrangements, or both kinds of governance arrangements,

(b)provision as to the dates on which and years in which relevant elections may or must be held,

(c)provision as to the intervals between relevant elections, and

(d)provision as to the term of office of any member of any form of executive.

(6)In subsection (5) “relevant election” means—

(a)an election for the return of an elected mayor;

F188(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)Nothing in subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5) affects the generality of the power in subsection (1).]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F184Words in s. 47(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 67(2)(a); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

F185Words in s. 47(1) substituted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 67(2)(b); S.I. 2012/57, art. 4(1)(c) (with arts. 6, 7, 9-11)

Commencement Information

I35S. 47 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 47 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 47 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 47 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

InterpretationE+W

48 Interpretation of Part II.E+W

(1)In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—

(1A)F193...

(2)Any reference in this Part to the chairman of a local authority—

(a)is a reference to that person whether or not he is entitled to another style, and

(b)in the case of a London borough, is a reference to the person who (disregarding paragraphs 5B to 5I of Schedule 2 to the M22Local Government Act 1972) is referred to in Part I of that Schedule as the mayor of the borough.

(3)Any reference in this Part to the vice-chairman of a local authority—

(a)is a reference to that person whether or not he is entitled to another style, and

(b)in the case of a London borough, is a reference to the person who (disregarding paragraphs 5B to 5I of Schedule 2 to the M23Local Government Act 1972) is referred to in Part I of that Schedule as the deputy mayor.

(4)Any reference in this Part to the discharge of any functions includes a reference to the doing of anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the discharge of those functions.

(5)Section 101 of the M24Local Government Act 1972 does not apply to the function of the passing of a resolution under any provision made by or under this Part.

(6)Any functions conferred on a local authority by virtue of this Part are not to be the responsibility of an executive of the authority under executive arrangements.

(7)Any directions given by the Secretary of State under any provision of this Part—

(a)may be varied or revoked by subsequent directions given by him under that provision, and

(b)may make different provision for different cases, local authorities or descriptions of local authority.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F191Words in s. 48(1) substituted (9.3.2012 for specified purposes) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 3 para. 68(2)(b); S.I. 2012/628, art. 2(b)(ii)

Commencement Information

I36S. 48 wholly in force at 1.11.2000; s. 48 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108(4)-(6); s. 48 in force at 7.8.2000 in relation to England only by S.I. 2000/2187, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 48 in force at 1.11.2000 in relation to Wales by S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Marginal Citations

[F19448AFunctions of the Lord President of the CouncilE+W

See the Lord President of the Council Order 2010 by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under sections 44 and 45 are exercisable concurrently with the Lord President of the Council.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)