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146RepealsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Schedule 7 contains repeals.

(2)The repeal by this Act of sections 17, 19 and 26 of the Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19) does not affect the continuing effect of orders and regulations made under those sections.

(3)For the purposes of this Act—

(a)the repeals in Part 1 of Schedule 7 are part of Chapter 6 of Part 1 (politically restricted posts);

(b)the repeal in Part 2 of Schedule 7 is part of Chapter 3 of Part 2 (audit of entities connected with local authorities);

(c)the repeals in Part 3 of Schedule 7 are part of Part 3 (local government boundary and electoral change);

(d)the repeals in Part 4 of Schedule 7 are part of Part 5 (regional strategy);

(e)the repeals in Part 5 of Schedule 7 are part of Part 8 (construction contracts).

147ExtentE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Parts 1 to 7 extend to England and Wales only, except that—

(a)an amendment or repeal effected by any of those Parts has the same extent as the provision amended or repealed, and

(b)sections 67(2) to (6), 85(2) to (6), 114, 116 and 117 (powers to make consequential provision etc) extend also to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Paragraph (a) does not apply to Chapter 6 of Part 1 (which accordingly extends to England and Wales only).

(2)Part 8 extends to England and Wales and Scotland.

(3)This Part extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

148Commencement: generalE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In Part 1 (democracy and involvement)—

(a)Chapters 1 and 2 come into force—

(i)in relation to England, on a day appointed by the Secretary of State;

(ii)in relation to Wales, on a day appointed by the Welsh Ministers;

(b)Chapter 3 comes into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State;

(c)Chapter 4 comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed;

(d)Chapters 5 and 6 come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(2)In Part 2 (local authorities: governance and audit)—

(a)in Chapter 1—

(i)section 31 comes into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State;

(ii)sections 32 and 33 come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed;

(b)Chapters 2 and 3 come into force—

(i)in relation to England, on a day appointed by the Secretary of State;

(ii)in relation to Wales, on a day appointed by the Welsh Ministers.

(3)In Part 3 (local government boundary and electoral change)—

(a)sections 62, 64 and 68 and Schedule 3 come into force on the day on which this Act is passed;

(b)the remaining provisions come into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State.

(4)Part 4 (local authority economic assessment) comes into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State.

(5)Part 5 (regional strategy) comes into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State.

(6)Part 6 (economic prosperity boards and combined authorities) comes into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State.

(7)Part 7 (multi-area agreements) comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(8)Part 8 (construction contracts) comes into force as specified in section 149.

(9)This Part comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(10)Any power to appoint a day under this section—

(a)includes power to appoint different days for different purposes;

(b)includes power to make transitional provision or savings;

(c)is to be exercised by order made by statutory instrument.

149Commencement: construction contractsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Part 8 comes into force, so far as extending to England and Wales—

(a)on a day appointed by the Welsh Ministers, in relation to construction contracts which relate to the carrying out of construction operations in Wales;

(b)on a day appointed by the Secretary of State, in relation to other construction contracts.

(2)Part 8 comes into force, so far as extending to Scotland, on a day appointed by the Scottish Ministers.

(3)The amendments made by Part 8, so far as extending to England and Wales, do not apply—

(a)in relation to construction contracts which relate to the carrying out of construction operations in Wales and are entered into before the day appointed under subsection (1)(a), or

(b)in relation to other construction contracts which are entered into before the day appointed under subsection (1)(b).

(4)The amendments made by Part 8, so far as extending to Scotland, do not apply in relation to construction contracts which are entered into before the day appointed under subsection (2).

(5)In this section “construction contracts” and “construction operations” have the same meanings as in Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53).

(6)Any power to appoint a day under this section—

(a)includes power to appoint different days for different purposes;

(b)includes power to make transitional provision or savings;

(c)is to be exercised by order made by statutory instrument.

150Short titleE+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

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