Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

24Best valueE+W

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(1)Sections 10 to [F113A] of the Local Government Act 1999 (c. 27) (best value inspections) apply in relation to a fire and rescue authority’s compliance with section 21(7) as they apply in relation to a best value authority’s compliance with the requirements of Part 1 of that Act.

(2)As applied by subsection (1), those sections have effect as if, in [F2sections 13(2)(b) and (4) and 13A(2)(b) and (4)], for “give a direction under section 15” there were substituted “ make an order under section 22 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 ”.

[F3(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to a fire and rescue authority in Wales.

(4)Sections 21, 22, 26 and 27 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 apply in relation to a fire and rescue authority in Wales' compliance with section 21(7) as they apply in relation to a Welsh improvement authority's compliance with the requirements of Part 1 of that Measure.

(5)As applied by subsection (4), those sections have effect as if—

(a)in section 21(1), paragraphs (a) and (b) and the word “if” preceding paragraph (a) were omitted;

(b)sections 21(2)(b), (3), (5), (8) and (10) and 22(4) were omitted;

(c)in section 22(1), for the words “a special inspection” there were substituted “ an inspection under section 21 ”;

(d)in section 22(2)(b), for the words “do either or both of the following” to the end there were substituted “ make an order under section 22 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 ”;

(e)in section 26(11), the words “or an inspection under section 21 as applied by section 24(4) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004” were inserted at the end;

(f)in section 27(1), the words “or inspections under section 21 as applied by section 24(4) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004” were inserted at the end.]

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I1S. 24 in force at 7.9.2004 for specified purposes except in relation to W. and 1.10.2004 otherwise except in relation to W. by S.I. 2004/2304, art. 2 (with art. 3)

I2S. 24 in force at 10.11.2004 for W. by S.I. 2004/2917, art. 2