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Local Government Act 2003

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Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)

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5(1)Schedule 4 to the Local Government Act 1974 (the Commissions for Local Administration in England and in Wales) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 6 (each Commission deemed a specified body for purposes of determining revenue support grant)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), for “Each of the Commissions”,

(b)in sub-paragraph (2), for “each Commission”, and

(c)in sub-paragraph (3), for “the Commissions”,

there is substituted “the Commission for Local Administration in England”.

(3)For paragraph 6(5) (which is no longer of practical utility) there is substituted—

6A(1)The Commission for Local Administration in Wales shall be treated as if they were a specified body for the purposes of Chapter 3 of Part 5 of the 1988 Act (revenue support grant: Wales), and that Chapter shall accordingly have effect with the following modifications.

(2)Before making a determination under section 84F(2) or (3) of the 1988 Act, the National Assembly for Wales shall, except in the case mentioned in paragraph 8A below, take into account—

(a)estimates of the expenses of the Commission for Local Administration in Wales, and

(b)any observations on those estimates,

made and submitted to the Assembly in accordance with paragraph 7 below.

(3)The Assembly may also take into account any other information available to it as to the expenses of the Commission for Local Administration in Wales, whatever its source.

(4)A determination under section 84F of the 1988 Act shall not be invalid merely because the requirements of paragraph 7 below were not complied with.

(4)In paragraph 8 (making of assumptions where a Commission fails to submit expenses estimate), for “a Commission” there is substituted “the Commission for Local Administration in England”.

(5)After paragraph 8 there is inserted—

8AWhere the Commission for Local Administration in Wales fail to submit an estimate of their expenses for the forthcoming financial year under paragraph 7 above, the National Assembly for Wales may, for the purposes of a determination under section 84F of the 1988 Act, assume those expenses to be such as it sees fit.

(6)This paragraph applies in relation to the financial year beginning on 1st April 2004 and subsequent financial years.

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