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Prospective

Part 10 E+WEthical standards

Chapter 1E+WConduct of local authority members

Conduct of local authority members: miscellaneous amendmentsE+W

188Sub-committees of standards committeesE+W

(1)In section 54A of the Local Government Act 2000 (sub-committees of standards committees)—

(a)in subsection (2) omit the words “55 or”;

(b)in subsection (3) at the end insert “, but this is subject to section 55(7)(b)”;

(c)in subsection (6) after “Subject to” insert “ section 55(5) and to ”.

(2)In section 55 of that Act (standards committees or sub-committees for parish councils)—

(a)in the sidenote, omit “or sub-committees”;

(b)omit subsection (3);

(c)in subsection (4), for “the functions” substitute “ a function ”;

(d)in subsection (5), for the words from the beginning to “county council,” substitute “ Where a function conferred by this section is to be exercised by a sub-committee of the standards committee of a district council or unitary county council, the number of members of the sub-committee, ”;

(e)after subsection (5) insert—

(5A)Subsection (5) is subject to any provision made by regulations under section 53(6)(a) (as applied by section 54A).;

(f)in subsection (6), for “the functions” substitute “ any function ”;

(g)for subsection (7) substitute—

(7)Where a sub-committee of the standards committee of a district council or unitary county council discharges any function conferred by this section, the sub-committee—

(a)must include at least one member of the standards committee who falls within section 53(4)(b);

(b)must include at least one member of any of the parish councils for which the district council or unitary county council are the responsible authority; and

(c)must ensure that at least one person falling within paragraph (b) is present at any meeting of the sub-committee when matters relating to those parish councils, or the members of those parish councils, are being considered.;

(h)in subsection (8), omit the words from the beginning to “section, and”;

(i)omit subsections (9) and (10);

(j)in subsection (11)—

(i)omit “or in relation to” in both places where it occurs;

(ii)in paragraph (b) for “under this section,” substitute “ with responsibility for that function, ”;

(iii)omit the words after paragraph (b);

(k)after subsection (11) insert—

(11A)Any function which by virtue of the following provisions of this Part is exercisable in relation to the standards committee of a relevant authority which is a parish council is to be exercisable in relation to the standards committee of the district council or unitary county council which are the responsible authority in relation to the parish council.

(11B)Any reference in the following provisions of this Part to the standards committee of a relevant authority which is a parish council is to be construed in accordance with subsections (11) and (11A).