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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Sections 217 and 218: Definition of certain terms in amended enactments: England and Wales

506.Schedule 14 to the Act makes a number of consequential amendments to replace references in other legislation to Part V of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Section 217 provides a power for the Secretary of State by Order to define the terms included, by Schedule 14, in those other enactments. The Order may provide for the definitions inserted by Schedule 14 to have the meaning given, for the time being, by a document which has been identified as proper practices for the purposes of section 21(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 2003 by regulations made under section 21 of that Act. The intention, as with Orders made under section 212, is that descriptions are able to be based on documents such as those setting out standard local authority accounting practices, for example SORP, without needing to amend the Order where changes are made to such documents. Section 218 makes similar provision for Welsh Ministers to define expressions for the purposes of other enactments.

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