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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

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Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19)

9(1)Section 13 of the Local Government Act 1992 (duty of Local Government Commission for England to conduct reviews) is amended as follows.

(2)For subsections (1) and (1A) (duty to conduct reviews when directed to do so) substitute—

(1)The Secretary of State may direct the Local Government Commission to conduct a review of such areas in England as are specified in the direction or are of a description so specified.

(1AA)A direction under subsection (1) above shall, in respect of each area to which it relates, specify which of the following kinds of changes, namely—

(a)structural changes,

(b)boundary changes, and

(c)electoral changes,

is or are to be considered in the review of that area.

(1A)Where the Secretary of State gives a direction under subsection (1) above requiring the Local Government Commission to conduct any review, the Local Government Commission shall conduct the review in accordance with this Part and any directions given under it and, in respect of each of the areas to which the direction relates, recommend in the case of each kind of changes required to be considered in the review of the area either—

(a)that the Secretary of State should make such changes of that kind as are specified in the recommendations; or

(b)that he should make no changes of that kind.

(3)In subsection (1C) (interpretation of subsections (1A) and (1B))—

(a)for “subsections (1A) and (1B)” substitute “subsection (1B)”; and

(b)omit paragraph (b) and the “and” preceding it.

(4)Omit subsections (3) and (4) (timing of periodic reviews).

10In section 14(8) of that Act (changes that may be recommended), for “section 13(1) above” substitute “section 13(1A) above”.

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