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24(1)Section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (designation and reports of monitoring officer) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (1), before “the officer so” there is inserted “ subject to subsection (1A) below ”.
(3)After that subsection there is inserted—
“(1A)The officer designated under subsection (1) above by a relevant authority to which this subsection applies may not be the head of that authority’s paid service.
(1B)Subsection (1A) above applies to the following relevant authorities in England and Wales—
(a)a county council,
(b)a county borough council,
(c)a district council,
(d)a London borough council,
(e)the Greater London Authority, and
(f)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority, police authority or port health authority.”
(4)In subsection (2), the words “or of any code of practice made or approved by or under any enactment” are omitted.
(5)In subsection (2), as substituted in relation to the Greater London Authority by section 73(6) of the M1Greater London Authority Act 1999, in paragraph (a) the words “or of any code of practice made or approved by or under any enactment” are omitted.
(6)After that subsection there is inserted—
“(2A)No duty shall arise by virtue of subsection (2)(b) above unless a Local Commissioner (within the meaning of the M2Local Government Act 1974) has conducted an investigation under Part III of that Act in relation to the proposal, decision or omission concerned.”
(7)In subsection (8), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant authority”, for “(j)” there is substituted “ (k) ”.
(8)After that subsection there is inserted—
“(8A)Any reference in this section to the duties of a monitoring officer imposed by this section, or to the duties of a monitoring officer under this section, shall include a reference to the functions which are conferred on a monitoring officer by virtue of Part III of the Local Government Act 2000.”
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