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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Section 18: Staff Commissions

82.This section enables the Secretary of State to establish one or more staff commissions for the purpose of considering staffing arrangements, transfers and problems that may arise as a result of orders under this Chapter. Staff commissions may also be established to advise the Secretary of State on the steps necessary to safeguard the interests of staff affected by such an order.

83.Subsection (3) allows the Secretary of State to direct the staff commissions with respect to their procedure.

84.Subsection (4) enables the Secretary of State to give directions to a relevant authority with respect to the provision of any information requested by the staff commission, the implementation of any advice given by the staff commission and the payment by such an authority of any expenses incurred by a staff commission in undertaking requests of the authority.

85.Subsection (6) allows the Secretary of State, by order, to wind up any staff commission established under this section.

86.Subsection (8) defines “relevant authority” as a local authority or a residuary body established under section 17.

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