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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

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Section 55

Schedule 1Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Members

1(1)The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (“the Commission”) is to consist of—

(a)the chair of the Commission, and

(b)at least four and no more than eleven other members (“ordinary members”).

(2)The ordinary members are to be appointed by Her Majesty on the recommendation of the Secretary of State.

(3)The following may not be appointed as an ordinary member—

(a)a member of a registered party;

(b)a person who is, or has at any time with the last ten years been, an officer or employee of a registered party or of any accounting unit of such a party;

(c)a person who holds, or has at any time within the last ten years held, a relevant elective office (within the meaning of Schedule 7 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41) (“the 2000 Act”));

(d)a person who has at any time within the last ten years been named—

(i)as a donor in the register of donations reported under Chapter 3 or 5 of Part 4 of the 2000 Act, or

(ii)as a participant in the register of recordable transactions reported under Part 4A of that Act.

(4)A person may not be appointed as an ordinary member for a period of more than five years at any one time.

(5)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, an ordinary member holds office—

(a)for the term for which the ordinary member is appointed, and

(b)otherwise in accordance with the terms of their appointment.

(6)An ordinary member ceases to hold office if—

(a)the ordinary member consents to being nominated as a candidate at a relevant election (within the meaning of Part 2 of the 2000 Act) or to being included in a registered party’s list of candidates at such an election,

(b)the ordinary member takes up any office or employment in or with—

(i)a registered party or any accounting unit of such a party,

(ii)a recognised third party (within the meaning of Part 6 of the 2000 Act), or

(iii)a permitted participant (within the meaning of Part 7 of that Act),

(c)the ordinary member is named as a donor in the register of donations reported under Chapter 3 or 5 of Part 4 of the 2000 Act or in any statement of donations included in a return delivered to the Electoral Commission under section 98 or 122 of that Act,

(d)the ordinary member is named as a participant in the register of recordable transactions reported under Part 4A of that Act, or

(e)the ordinary member becomes a member of a registered party.

(7)An ordinary member may, on the member’s request, be relieved of office by Her Majesty.

(8)An ordinary member may, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, be removed from office by Her Majesty on any of the following grounds—

(a)failure to discharge the functions of membership for a continuous period of at least three months;

(b)failure to comply with the terms of appointment;

(c)conviction of a criminal offence;

(d)being an undischarged bankrupt or having their estate sequestrated in Scotland and not being discharged;

(e)making an arrangement or composition contract with, or granting a trust deed for, their creditors;

(f)otherwise being unfit to hold office or unable to carry out the functions of membership.

(9)No-one may serve as an ordinary member for more than ten years (continuously or otherwise).

(10)Service as an ordinary member is not service in the civil service of the State.

Chair

2(1)The chair of the Commission is to be appointed by Her Majesty on an Address from the House of Commons.

(2)A motion for such an Address may be made only if—

(a)the Speaker of the House of Commons agrees that the motion may be made, and

(b)the person whose appointment is proposed in the motion has been selected in accordance with a procedure put in place and overseen by the Speaker’s Committee (see section 2 of the 2000 Act).

(3)Such an Address must specify the period, not exceeding five years, for which the proposed chair is to be appointed.

(4)A person may not be appointed as chair under sub-paragraph (1) if by virtue of paragraph 1(3)(a) to (d) that person may not be appointed as an ordinary member.

(5)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the chair holds office—

(a)for the period of their appointment (which is to be that specified under sub-paragraph (3)), and

(b)otherwise in accordance with the terms of their appointment.

(6)The chair ceases to hold office on the occurrence of such an event as is mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (e) of paragraph 1(6).

(7)The chair may, on the chair’s request, be relieved of office as chair by Her Majesty.

(8)The chair may be removed from office by Her Majesty on an Address from the House of Commons.

(9)No motion may be made for such an Address unless the Speaker’s Committee have presented a report to the House of Commons stating that the Speaker’s Committee are satisfied that one or more of the following grounds is made out in relation to the chair—

(a)failure to discharge the functions of their office for a continuous period of at least three months;

(b)failure to comply with the terms of appointment as chair;

(c)conviction of a criminal offence;

(d)being an undischarged bankrupt or having their estate sequestrated in Scotland and not being discharged;

(e)making an arrangement or composition contract with, or granting a trust deed for, their creditors;

(f)otherwise being unfit to hold office as chair or unable to carry out the functions of that office.

(10)No-one may serve as chair for more than ten years (continuously or otherwise).

(11)In the case of a re-appointment, the reference in sub-paragraph (2)(b) to being selected in accordance with a procedure put in place and overseen by the Speaker’s Committee is to be read as including a reference to being recommended for re-appointment by the Speaker’s Committee.

(12)Service as chair is not service in the civil service of the State.

Deputy chair

3(1)The Secretary of State may designate one of the ordinary members of the Commission to be the deputy chair.

(2)The deputy chair is to act as chair—

(a)in the event of a vacancy in the office of chair,

(b)if the chair is unable to act, and

(c)in such other circumstances as the Commission may determine.

(3)The deputy chair may at any time resign as deputy chair by notice to the Secretary of State.

Remuneration

4The Commission must pay to or in respect of the members (including the chair and deputy chair) such sums by way of or in respect of remuneration, allowances, expenses, pensions or gratuities as the Speaker of the House of Commons, after consulting the Speaker’s Committee, may determine.

Committees

5(1)The Commission may establish any committees which it considers appropriate.

(2)A committee of the Commission may establish one or more sub-committees.

(3)Only a member of the Commission may be a member of one of its committees or sub-committees.

Proceedings

6(1)Subject to this Schedule, the Commission may regulate its own proceedings and the proceedings of any of its committees or sub-committees (including quorum).

(2)The validity of proceedings of the Commission, or of any of its committees or sub-committees, is not affected by—

(a)a vacancy, or

(b)a defective appointment.

Chief executive and other employees

7(1)The Commission—

(a)must appoint a chief executive, and

(b)may appoint other employees.

(2)A person may not be appointed—

(a)as chief executive of the Commission if by virtue of paragraph 1(3)(a) to (d) that person may not be appointed as an ordinary member of the Commission;

(b)as any other member of staff of the Commission if by virtue of paragraph 1(3)(b) to (d) that person may not be appointed as an ordinary member of the Commission.

(3)Service as chief executive or other employee of the Commission is not service in the civil service of the State.

(4)Subject as follows, employees of the Commission must be appointed on such terms and conditions, including terms and conditions as to remuneration, as the Commission may determine.

(5)The appointment of any member of staff of the Commission terminates—

(a)if that person is the chief executive of the Commission, on the occurrence of such an event as is mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (e) of paragraph 1(6), and

(b)in any other case, on the occurrence of such an event as is mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph 1(6).

(6)For the purposes of determinations under sub-paragraph (4), the Commission must have regard to the desirability of keeping the remuneration and other terms or conditions of employment of its employees broadly in line with those applying to persons in the civil service of the State.

(7)Service as an employee of the Commission is included in the kinds of employment to which a scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11) can apply; and accordingly, in Schedule 1 to that Act, “Local Government Boundary Commission for England” is to be inserted at the appropriate place in the list of “Other bodies”.

(8)The Commission must pay to the Minister for the Civil Service, at such times as the Minister may direct, such sums as the Minister may determine in respect of any increase attributable to sub-paragraph (7) in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11).

Superannuation: supplementary

8(1)Section 1(2) of the Superannuation Act 1972 (delegation of functions relating to civil service superannuation schemes by the Minister for the Civil Service to another office of the Crown etc) has effect as if the reference to an officer of the Crown other than a Minister included the chief executive of the Commission.

(2)An administration function conferred on the chief executive under section 1(2) of that Act by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) may be exercised by (or by employees of) such person as may be authorised in that behalf by the chief executive.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph an “administration function” is a function of administering schemes—

(a)made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972, and

(b)for the time being in force.

(4)An authorisation given by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) may authorise the exercise of an administration function—

(a)wholly or to such extent as may be specified in the authorisation;

(b)generally or in such cases as may be so specified;

(c)unconditionally or subject to such conditions as may be so specified.

(5)An authorisation given by virtue of sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)is to be treated for all purposes as if it were given by virtue of an order under section 69 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40) (contracting out of functions of Ministers and office-holders);

(b)may be revoked at any time by the Commission (as well as by the chief executive).

Delegations

9(1)The Commission may delegate any of its functions to any of its members, employees, committees or sub-committees.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to any function of making an order by statutory instrument.

(3)The chief executive of the Commission may delegate any of the chief executive’s functions to any other employee of the Commission.

(4)A committee of the Commission may delegate any of its functions to any of its sub-committees.

(5)A committee or sub-committee of the Commission may delegate any of its functions to any employee of the Commission.

Financial year

10(1)The financial year of the Commission is the period of twelve months ending on 31 March.

(2)But the first financial year of the Commission is the period—

(a)starting on the day on which section 55 comes into force, and

(b)ending on the following 31 March.

Funding

11(1)The expenditure of the Commission is to be met, in accordance with this paragraph, out of money provided by Parliament.

(2)For each financial year of the Commission (other than the first) the Commission must prepare, and submit to the Speaker’s Committee, an estimate of its income and expenditure.

(3)The Speaker’s Committee must—

(a)examine each such estimate,

(b)decide whether they are satisfied that the estimated level of income and expenditure is consistent with the economical, efficient and effective discharge by the Commission of its functions, and

(c)if they are not so satisfied, must make such modifications to the estimate as they consider appropriate for the purpose of achieving such consistency.

(4)Before deciding whether they are so satisfied or making any such modification the Speaker’s Committee must—

(a)have regard to the most recent report made to them by the Comptroller and Auditor General under paragraph 13 and to any recommendations contained in that report, and

(b)consult the Treasury and have regard to any advice which the Treasury may give.

(5)The Speaker’s Committee must, after concluding their examination and making their modifications (if any) to the estimate, lay the estimate before the House of Commons.

(6)If the Speaker’s Committee, in the discharge of their functions under this paragraph—

(a)do not follow any recommendation contained in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General,

(b)do not follow any advice given to them by the Treasury, or

(c)make any modification to the estimate,

they must include in the next report which they make to the House of Commons under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 of the 2000 Act a statement of their reasons for so doing.

Five-year plan

12(1)An estimate under paragraph 11 is to be accompanied by a plan prepared by the Commission setting out its—

(a)aims and objectives for the period of five years beginning with the financial year to which the estimate relates, and

(b)estimated requirements for resources during that five-year period.

(2)The Speaker’s Committee must—

(a)examine each such plan,

(b)decide whether they are satisfied that the plan is consistent with the economical, efficient and effective discharge by the Commission of its functions, and

(c)if they are not so satisfied, make such modifications to the plan as they consider appropriate for the purpose of achieving such consistency.

(3)Before deciding whether they are so satisfied or making any such modification the Speaker’s Committee must—

(a)have regard to the most recent report made to them by the Comptroller and Auditor General under paragraph 13 and to any recommendations contained in that report, and

(b)consult the Treasury and have regard to any advice which the Treasury may give.

(4)The Speaker’s Committee must, after concluding their examination and making their modifications (if any) to the plan, lay the plan before the House of Commons.

(5)If the Speaker’s Committee, in the discharge of their functions under this paragraph—

(a)do not follow any recommendation contained in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General,

(b)do not follow any advice given to them by the Treasury, or

(c)make any modification to the plan,

they must include in the next report which they make to the House of Commons under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 of the 2000 Act a statement of their reasons for so doing.

Annual examination by Comptroller and Auditor General

13(1)For the purposes of paragraphs 11 and 12 the Comptroller and Auditor General must in each year—

(a)carry out an examination into the economy, efficiency or effectiveness (or any combination thereof) with which the Commission has used its resources in discharging its functions (or, if the Comptroller and Auditor General so determines, any particular function),

(b)report to the Speaker’s Committee the results of the examination, and

(c)include in the report such recommendations as the Comptroller and Auditor General considers appropriate in the light of the examination.

(2)Section 8 of the National Audit Act 1983 (c. 44) (right to obtain documents and information) applies in relation to any examination under this paragraph as it applies in relation to an examination under section 6 of that Act.

Accounts

14(1)The Commission must keep accounting records.

(2)The Commission must, for each financial year, prepare accounts in accordance with directions given to it by the Treasury.

(3)Those directions may include directions as to—

(a)the information to be contained in the accounts,

(b)the manner in which the information is to be presented,

(c)the methods and principles according to which the accounts are to be prepared, and

(d)the additional information (if any) that is to accompany the accounts.

Audit

15(1)The Commission must send copies of its accounts to—

(a)the Comptroller and Auditor General, and

(b)the Speaker’s Committee,

as soon after the end of the financial year as may be practicable.

(2)The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

(a)examine and certify accounts received under sub-paragraph (1),

(b)report on the accounts, and

(c)lay the certified accounts and report before Parliament.

Accounting officer

16(1)The Speaker’s Committee must designate an employee of the Commission as the Commission’s accounting officer.

(2)The accounting officer is to have, in relation to the Commission’s accounts and finance, the responsibilities that are from time to time specified by the Speaker’s Committee.

(3)In this paragraph references to responsibilities include in particular—

(a)responsibilities in relation to the signing of accounts;

(b)responsibilities for the propriety and regularity of the Commission’s finances;

(c)responsibilities for the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the Commission’s resources are used.

(4)The responsibilities which may be specified under this paragraph include responsibilities owed to the Commission, the Speaker’s Committee or the House of Commons or its Committee of Public Accounts.

(5)In this paragraph any reference to the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons is, if—

(a)the name of that Committee is changed, or

(b)its functions at the passing of this Act (or functions substantially corresponding thereto) become functions of a different committee of the House of Commons,

to be taken to be references to the Committee by its new name or (as the case may be) to the committee by whom the functions are for the time being exercisable.

Annual report

17(1)The Commission must, as soon after the end of each financial year as may be practicable, prepare and lay before Parliament a report about the performance of the Commission’s functions during that financial year.

(2)The Commission must, on so laying such a report, publish it in such manner as it may determine.

Instruments and authentication

18(1)The fixing of the seal of the Commission is to be authenticated by the signature of the chair or of another person authorised by the Commission to act for that purpose.

(2)A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal of the Commission, or to be signed on its behalf, is to be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, is to be treated as having been so executed or signed.

Records

19In the Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51), in Schedule 1 (definition of public records), in Part 2 of the Table at the end of paragraph 3, at the appropriate place insert—

  • “Local Government Boundary Commission for England.”

Investigation

20In the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13), in Schedule 2 (departments etc subject to investigation), at the appropriate place insert—

  • “Local Government Boundary Commission for England”.

Freedom of information

21In the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36), in Schedule 1, in Part 6 (other public bodies and offices: general), at the appropriate place insert—

  • “The Local Government Boundary Commission for England.”

House of Commons disqualification

22In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24), in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (bodies of which all members are disqualified), at the appropriate place insert—

  • “The Local Government Boundary Commission for England.”

Transitional

23(1)The Electoral Commissioner who immediately before the day on which section 55 comes into force is the chair of the Electoral Commission’s Boundary Committee is to be treated—

(a)as having been appointed as the chair of the Commission under paragraph 2(1), and

(b)as having been so appointed on the day on which, and for the term for which, that person was appointed as the chair of the Electoral Commission’s Boundary Committee.

(2)A Deputy Electoral Commissioner who immediately before the day on which section 55 comes into force is a member of the Electoral Commission’s Boundary Committee is to be treated—

(a)as having been appointed as an ordinary member of the Commission under paragraph 1(2), and

(b)as having been so appointed on the day on which, and for the term for which, that person was appointed as a member of the Electoral Commission’s Boundary Committee.

Interpretation

24In this Schedule—

  • “the 2000 Act” means the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41);

  • “accounting unit” and “registered party” have the same meanings as in the 2000 Act (see section 160 of that Act);

  • “the Commission” means the Local Government Boundary Commission for England;

  • “ordinary member” is to be construed in accordance with paragraph 1(1)(b).

Section 56

Schedule 2Electoral change in England: considerations on review

County councils

1(1)This paragraph applies where the Local Government Boundary Commission for England makes recommendations under section 56 in relation to the electoral arrangements for the area of a county council.

(2)The recommendations must secure the following results—

(a)an electoral area of the county council must not fall partly inside and partly outside any district,

(b)every ward of a parish having a parish council (whether separate or common) must lie wholly within a single electoral area of the county council, and

(c)every parish which is not divided into parish wards must lie wholly within a single electoral area of the county council.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in making the recommendations the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to—

(a)the need to secure that the ratio of the number of local government electors to the number of members of the county council to be elected is, as nearly as possible, the same in every electoral area of the council,

(b)the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities and in particular—

(i)the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable, and

(ii)the desirability of not breaking local ties when fixing boundaries,

(c)the need to secure effective and convenient local government, and

(d)the boundaries of the electoral areas of any district council whose area is within the area of the county council.

(4)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (3)(a) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to any change in the number or distribution of local government electors in the area of the county council which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the making of the recommendations.

District councils

2(1)This paragraph applies where the Local Government Boundary Commission for England makes recommendations under section 56 in relation to the electoral arrangements for the area of a district council.

(2)The recommendations must secure the following results—

(a)every ward of a parish having a parish council (whether separate or common) must lie wholly within a single electoral area of the district council, and

(b)every parish which is not divided into parish wards must lie wholly within a single electoral area of the district council.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in making the recommendations the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to—

(a)the need to secure that the ratio of the number of local government electors to the number of members of the district council to be elected is, as nearly as possible, the same in every electoral area of the council,

(b)the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities and in particular—

(i)the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable, and

(ii)the desirability of fixing boundaries so as not to break any local ties,

(c)the need to secure effective and convenient local government, and

(d)in the case of a district council that is subject to a scheme for elections by halves or by thirds, or that has resolved to revert to being subject to such a scheme under Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), the desirability of securing that each electoral area of the district council returns an appropriate number of members of the council.

(4)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (3)(a) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to any change in the number or distribution of local government electors in the area of the district council which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the making of the recommendations.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(d)

(a)a district council is “subject to a scheme of elections by halves” if one half (or as nearly as may be) of its members are to be elected in each year in which it holds ordinary elections of members of the council;

(b)a district council is “subject to a scheme of elections by thirds” if one third (or as nearly as may be) of its members are to be elected in each year in which it holds ordinary elections of members of the council;

(c)the number of members of the district council returned by an electoral area of the council is “appropriate”—

(i)in the case of a scheme for elections by halves, if it is divisible by 2;

(ii)in the case of a scheme for elections by thirds, if it is divisible by 3.

London borough councils

3(1)This paragraph applies where the Local Government Boundary Commission for England makes recommendations under section 56 in relation to the electoral arrangements for the area of a London borough council.

(2)The recommendations must secure the following results—

(a)every ward of a parish having a parish council (whether separate or common) must lie wholly within a single electoral area of the London borough council, and

(b)every parish which is not divided into parish wards must lie wholly within a single electoral area of the London borough council.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in making the recommendations the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to—

(a)the need to secure that the ratio of the number of local government electors to the number of members of the London borough council to be elected is, as nearly as possible, the same in every electoral area of the council,

(b)the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities and in particular—

(i)the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable, and

(ii)the desirability of fixing boundaries so as not to break any local ties, and

(c)the need to secure effective and convenient local government.

(4)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (3)(a) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to any change in the number or distribution of local government electors in the area of the London borough council which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the making of the recommendations.

Parish councils

4(1)This paragraph applies where the Local Government Boundary Commission for England makes recommendations under section 56 in relation to the electoral arrangements for the area of a parish council (including a common parish council).

(2)In making any such recommendations, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to—

(a)the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities, and in particular—

(i)the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable, and

(ii)the desirability of fixing boundaries so as not to break any local ties,

(b)the need to secure effective and convenient local government, and

(c)the boundaries of the electoral areas of the principal council or councils in whose area the area of the parish council falls.

(3)In making any recommendations as to whether the area of the parish council is to be divided into wards for the election of members of the parish council, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to—

(a)whether the number or distribution of the local government electors in the area is such as to make a single election of the members of the council impracticable or inconvenient, and

(b)whether it is desirable for any parts of the area of the parish council to be separately represented on the council.

(4)In making any recommendations as to—

(a)the size and boundaries of wards, or

(b)the number of members of a parish council to be elected for each ward,

the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to any change in the number or distribution of the local government electors in the area of the parish council which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the making of the recommendations.

(5)In the case of the area of a parish council not divided into wards, in making recommendations as to the number of members to be elected for the parish council, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must have regard to—

(a)the number and distribution of the local government electors in the area of the parish council, and

(b)any change in such number or distribution which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the making of the recommendations.

Interpretation

5In this Schedule—

  • “local government elector” has the meaning given in section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70);

  • “electoral area”, in relation to a principal council, means an area for which one or more members of the council are elected.

Section 64

Schedule 3Electoral change in England: interim modifications of the Local Government Act 1992

Introductory

1(1)Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19) has effect during the interim period subject to the modifications in paragraph 2.

(2)In this paragraph “interim period” means the period beginning with the day on which this Act is passed and ending with the day immediately preceding the day on which section 55 comes into force.

(3)Nothing in this Schedule affects the effect of Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1992 in relation to any recommendation made to the Electoral Commission under that Part before the day on which this Act is passed.

Interim modifications of Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1992

2(1)The modifications referred to in paragraph 1(1) are as follows.

(2)In section 15 (procedure on a review)—

(a)in subsection (5)—

(i)for “submit recommendations to the Electoral Commission” substitute “make recommendations”;

(ii)in paragraph (a), for “submit” substitute “make”;

(b)omit subsections (6) to (7A).

(3)For section 17 (implementation) substitute—

17Implementation of review recommendations

(1)Where under section 15 the Boundary Committee for England makes recommendations for electoral changes, the Committee may by order give effect to all or any of the recommendations.

(2)An order under this section may in particular include provision as to—

(a)the total number of members of any principal council or parish council (“councillors”);

(b)the number and boundaries of electoral areas for the purposes of the election of councillors;

(c)the number of councillors to be returned by for any electoral area;

(d)the name of any electoral area;

(e)the election of councillors for any electoral areas;

(f)the order of retirement of councillors;

(g)the ordinary year of election for a parish council.

(3)An order under this section may not require or authorise the holding of an election for membership of a principal council otherwise than at an ordinary election for that council.

(4)An order under this section may—

(a)contain incidental, consequential, supplementary or transitional provision, or savings;

(b)make different provision for different cases, including different provision for different areas or councils.

(5)The provision referred to in subsection (4)(a) may include provision—

(a)applying any instrument made under an enactment, with or without modifications,

(b)extending, excluding or amending any such instrument, or

(c)repealing or revoking any such instrument.

(6)Where the Boundary Committee for England is satisfied that—

(a)a mistake has occurred in the preparation of an order under subsection (1), and

(b)the mistake is such that it cannot be rectified by a subsequent order under this section by virtue of section 14 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (implied power to amend),

the Committee may by order under this subsection make such provision as it thinks necessary or expedient for rectifying the mistake.

(7)In subsection (6), “mistake”, in relation to an order, includes a provision contained in or omitted from the order in reliance on inaccurate or incomplete information supplied by any public body.

(8)An order under this section is to be made by statutory instrument.

(9)A draft of a statutory instrument containing an order under this section is to be laid before Parliament before the instrument is made.

(10)The power of the Boundary Committee for England under paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (power of delegation) does not apply to any function of the Committee under this section.

(4)Omit sections 19 (regulations) and 26 (orders etc).

Section 67

Schedule 4Boundary and electoral change: amendments

Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

1The Local Government Act 1972 is amended as follows.

2(1)Section 6 is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)(a), for “sections 14(8) and 17(7) of the Local Government Act 1992” substitute “section 56(8) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

(3)In subsection (3)(b), at the end insert “or Part 3 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

3In sections 11A(10)(b), 12A(5)(b), 12B(6)(b) and 73(2), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission for England”.

4(1)In Schedule 2, paragraph 7 (electoral divisions and wards of London boroughs) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(b) at the end insert “or section 59 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) for the words from “order” to “2007” substitute “order referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above”.

5In Schedule 3 (new authorities in England), in paragraph 10(1), (2) and (3), after “2007” insert “or Part 3 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

6(1)Schedule 11 (rules to be observed in considering electoral arrangements) is amended as follows.

(2)Omit paragraphs 1 and 3.

(3)In paragraph 4(1), omit “by either of the Commissions”.

Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

7(1)In Schedule 8 to the Environment Act 1995 (supplemental powers of National Park Authorities), paragraph 7 (power to promote Bills) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)for “section 14(4) of the Local Government Act 1992” substitute “Part 3 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”;

(b)for “any local government area within the meaning of that Act” substitute “the area of any principal council (within the meaning of that Part) or parish council”.

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

8The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended as follows.

9In section 2(4) (Assembly constituencies), for “the Electoral Commission” substitute “the Local Government Boundary Commission for England”.

10(1)Schedule 1 (Assembly constituencies and orders under section 2(4)) is amended as follows.

(2)For paragraph 1 substitute—

1(1)This paragraph applies where the Secretary of State makes an order under section 10 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 which includes a boundary change (within the meaning of section 8(3) of that Act) affecting a London borough.

(2)Where this paragraph applies, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must consider whether to conduct a review of Assembly constituencies for the purpose of making recommendations as to—

(a)whether the boundary change referred to in sub-paragraph (1) requires changes to Assembly constituencies in order to comply with the rules set out in paragraph 7 below, and

(b)if so, what those changes should be.

(3)For paragraph 2 substitute—

2(1)The Local Government Boundary Commission for England may at any time—

(a)conduct a review of Assembly constituencies, and

(b)make recommendations as to—

(i)the area into which Greater London should be divided to form the Assembly constituencies, and

(ii)the name by which each Assembly constituency should be known.

(2)No recommendations may be made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England pursuant to a review under this paragraph unless the recommendations comply with the rules set out in paragraph 7 below.

(4)For paragraphs 3 to 5 substitute—

3(1)As soon as reasonably practicable after deciding to conduct a review under paragraph 1 or 2, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must take such steps as it considers sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the review are informed of—

(a)the fact that the review is to take place, and

(b)any particular matters to which the review is to relate.

(2)In conducting a review under paragraph 1 or 2 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must—

(a)prepare and publish draft recommendations,

(b)take such steps as its considers sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the recommendations are informed of them and of the period within which representations with respect to them may be made, and

(c)take into consideration any representations made to the Commission within that period.

(3)The Local Government Boundary Commission for England may at any time before publishing draft recommendations under sub-paragraph (2)(a) consult such persons as it considers appropriate.

(4)As soon as practicable after conducting a review under paragraph 1 or 2 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must—

(a)publish a report stating its recommendations, and

(b)take such steps as it considers sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the recommendations are informed of them.

4(1)Where a report under paragraph 3 contains recommendations for changes to any Assembly constituency or the name by which any Assembly constituency is known, an order under section 2(4) may give effect to the recommendations.

(2)An order under section 2(4) may contain incidental, consequential, supplementary or transitional provision, or savings.

(3)The provision referred to in sub-paragraph (2) may include provision—

(a)applying any instrument made under an enactment, with or without modifications,

(b)extending, excluding or amending any such instrument, or

(c)repealing or revoking any such instrument.

(4)Where the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is satisfied that—

(a)a mistake has occurred in the preparation of an order under section 2(4), and

(b)the mistake is such that it cannot be rectified by a subsequent order under that section by virtue of section 14 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (implied power to amend),

the Commission may by order under section 2(4) make such provision as it thinks necessary or expedient for rectifying the mistake.

(5)In sub-paragraph (4), “mistake”, in relation to an order, includes a provision contained in or omitted from the order in reliance on inaccurate or incomplete information supplied by any public body.

(6)A draft of a statutory instrument containing an order under section 2(4) is to be laid before Parliament before the instrument is made.

(5)In paragraph 7 (rules about Assembly constituencies), for “paragraphs 1(4), 2(2) and 4(3)” substitute “paragraphs 1(2) and 2(2)”.

(6)Omit Part 2 (orders under section 2(4)).

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28)

11The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 is amended as follows.

12(1)Section 4 (request for Boundary Committee for England’s advice) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Boundary Committee for England’s” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission’s”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

13(1)Section 5 (Boundary Committee’s powers) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Boundary Committee’s” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission’s”.

(3)In subsections (1), (2) and (3), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

14(1)Section 6 (Boundary Committee’s procedures) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Boundary Committee’s” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission’s”.

(3)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “Boundary Committee”, in the first place, substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”;

(b)for “Boundary Committee”, in the remaining three places, substitute “Commission”.

(4)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”;

(b)for “Boundary Committee’s” substitute “Commission’s”.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “Boundary Committee”, in the first place, substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”;

(b)for “Boundary Committee”, in the second place, substitute “Commission”.

(6)In subsection (5), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

15(1)Section 7 (implementation of proposals by order) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(b), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “Boundary Committee”, in the first place, substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”;

(b)for “Boundary Committee”, in the second place, substitute “Commission”.

(4)In subsection (7), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

16(1)Section 8 (review by Boundary Committee of local government areas) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsections (1), (2), (5), (6) and (7), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(4)In subsection (8)—

(a)for “Boundary Committee”, in the first place, substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”;

(b)for “Boundary Committee”, in the remaining three places, substitute “Commission”.

17(1)Section 9 (Boundary Committee’s review: consultation etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Boundary Committee’s” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission’s”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “Boundary Committee”, in the first place, substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”;

(b)for “Boundary Committee”, in the second place, substitute “Commission”.

(5)In subsections (4) and (5), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

18In section 10 (implementation of recommendations by order), in subsections (1), (2), (4) and (5), for “Boundary Committee” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

19In section 12 (provision relating to membership etc of authorities), in subsection (5), for the words from “the Electoral Commission” to the end substitute “the Local Government Boundary Commission must consider whether to exercise its power under section 56(2) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (electoral reviews)”.

20(1)In section 23 (definitions), subsection (1) is amended as follows.

(2)Omit the definition of “the Boundary Committee”.

(3)After the definition of “local government area” insert—

  • “the Local Government Boundary Commission” means the Local Government Boundary Commission for England;.

21(1)Section 36 (notice to Electoral Commission) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission for England”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(4)After subsection (2) insert—

(3)In this Chapter, “Local Government Boundary Commission” means the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

22In section 41 (publicity for resolution), in subsection (4)(b), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

23(1)Section 42 (notice to Electoral Commission) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

24(1)Section 43 (Electoral Commission to consider whether electoral review is necessary) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (1), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(4)In subsection (2), for the words from “the Commission” to “the Boundary Committee” substitute “the Local Government Boundary Commission must consider whether to exercise its power under section 56(2) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

(5)In subsection (3), for the words from “to direct” to “the Commission” substitute “to conduct such a review, the Local Government Boundary Commission”.

25(1)Section 44 (Electoral Commission to make order for new electoral scheme) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (1), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(4)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)But the Local Government Boundary Commission must not make the order—

(a)before it has decided whether or not conduct an electoral review (see section 43(2)), and

(b)if it has decided to conduct such a review, before the review is concluded.

26In sections 45(2)(a) (orders for elections by halves) and 47(2)(a) (orders for elections by thirds), for “Electoral Commission make” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission makes”.

27(1)Section 50 (power to Electoral Commission to make incidental etc provision) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)For “Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

28(1)Section 51 (position if Electoral Commission act under existing powers) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)For paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the Local Government Boundary Commission decides to conduct an electoral review (see section 43(2)), and

(b)pursuant to that review the Commission makes recommendations for electoral changes,.

(3)In the words after paragraph (b), for “section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19)” substitute “section 59 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

29(1)Section 52 (publicity for order by Electoral Commission) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (1), for “Electoral Commission have” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission has”.

30(1)Section 59 (change of name of electoral area), is amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (5), (6)(a) and (7), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (8)(a), after “Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19)” insert “, section 59 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

31(1)Section 86 (reorganisation of community governance) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (2) and (3), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

(3)In subsection (5), after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)section 59 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,.

(4)In subsection (6)(b) after “under” insert “section 59 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,”.

32In sections 92(2), (3), (4) and (5) (consequential recommendations), 96(7)(b) (publicising outcome), 98(1)(b), (2) and (7) (orders and regulations) and 100(2) (guidance), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission”.

33In section 102 (interpretation), in subsection (2), after the definition of “local government elector” insert—

  • “Local Government Boundary Commission” means the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

34In section 240 (orders, regulations and guidance), in subsections (2) and (7)(a), for “Electoral Commission” substitute “Local Government Boundary Commission for England”.

Section 85

Schedule 5Regional strategy: amendments

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

1The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is amended as follows.

2(1)Section 83 (making of simplified planning zone schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (1A), (2B) and (4) (as inserted by section 42 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)) for “regional spatial strategy” substitute “regional strategy”.

(3)After subsection (4) insert—

(5)In this section and in Schedule 7 references to a regional strategy are to a regional strategy under Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

3(1)In Schedule 1 (local planning authorities: distribution of functions), paragraph 7 (as substituted by Schedule 6 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (2)(a), for “the RPB” substitute “the responsible regional authorities”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “the RSS” substitute “the regional strategy”;

(b)in paragraph (b), for “the RPB has” substitute “the responsible regional authorities have”.

(4)In sub-paragraph (5)(a), for “the RPB gives” substitute “the responsible regional authorities give”.

(5)In sub-paragraph (7)(a), for “the RPB” substitute “the responsible regional authorities”.

(6)In sub-paragraph (9)(a)—

(a)for “the RSS” substitute “the regional strategy”;

(b)for “section 5(8) of the 2004 Act” substitute “section 78(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

(7)For sub-paragraph (11) substitute—

(11)In this paragraph “responsible regional authorities”, in relation to a regional strategy, has the same meaning as in Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

4In Schedule 7 (simplified planning zones), in paragraph 12(1A)(a) (as substituted by section 49(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) for “regional spatial strategy” substitute “regional strategy under Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45)

5The Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 is amended as follows.

6In section 7B (Secretary of State’s functions in relation to London Development Agency strategy), for subsection (2) substitute—

(2)The issues mentioned in subsection (1)(b) include issues relating to any one or more of the following—

(a)Greater London,

(b)any area of England outside Greater London, and

(c)any part of the United Kingdom outside England.

7Omit section 8 (regional consultation).

8In section 18 (regional accountability), omit subsections (1) and (1A).

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

9The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended as follows.

10In section 342 (matters to which Mayor to have regard), in subsection (1)(a) (as substituted by Schedule 7 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)), for “regional spatial strategy” substitute “regional strategy under Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

11In Schedule 10 (Transport for London), in paragraph 2(3A), for “regional planning body”, substitute “responsible regional authorities (within the meaning of Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009)”.

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)

12The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 is amended as follows.

13Omit sections 1 to 12 (regional functions).

14In section 19 (preparation of local development documents), in subsections (2)(b) and (d), for “the RSS” substitute “the regional strategy”.

15(1)Section 24 (conformity with regional strategy) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(a), for “the RSS” substitute “the regional strategy”.

(3)Omit subsections (2) and (3).

(4)In subsection (5), for the words from “subsection (2)” to the end substitute “subsection (4), the Mayor may give an opinion as to the general conformity of a local development document with the spatial development strategy”.

(5)Omit subsections (6), (8) and (9).

16In section 28 (joint local development documents), in subsection (4), for “the RSS”, in both places, substitute “regional strategy”.

17In section 37 (interpretation), for subsection (6) substitute—

(6)Regional strategy” means a regional strategy under Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

(6A)“Responsible regional authorities” is to be construed in accordance with Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

18(1)Section 39 (sustainable development) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit paragraph (a);

(b)in paragraph (b), after “Part 2” insert “of this Act”;

(c)in paragraph (c), after “Part 6” insert “of this Act”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “subsection (1)(a) and (b)” substitute “subsection (1)(b)”.

19(1)Section 113 (validity of strategies etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(a), for “the regional spatial strategy” substitute “the regional strategy”.

(3)In subsection (9), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 in the case of a revision of the regional strategy;.

(4)In subsection (11), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)for the purposes of a revision of the regional strategy, the date when the revision is published by the Secretary of State under Part 5 of Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;.

(5)After subsection (11) insert—

(12)In this section references to a revision of the regional strategy include a revised strategy under section 79 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Section 119

Schedule 6EPBs and combined authorities: amendments

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (c. 56)

1In section 69(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (interpretation), in the definition of “local authority”, for the words from “or a joint authority” to the end substitute “, a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 or a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;”.

Trustee Investments Act 1961 (c. 62)

2In section 11(4)(a) of the Trustee Investments Act 1961 (local authority investment schemes), after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Government (Records) Act 1962 (c. 56)

3(1)The Local Government (Records) Act 1962 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 2(6) (acquisition and deposit of records), after “(waste regulation and disposal authorities)” insert “, to an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, to a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act”.

(3)In section 8(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “local authority”, after “(waste regulation and disposal authorities),” insert “or an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 or a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act”.

Local Government Act 1966 (c. 42)

4In section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1966 (grants for certain expenditure due to ethnic minority population), for the words from “and a joint authority” to the end substitute “, a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act as it applies to a local authority.”

Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)

5In section 28(5)(a) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (retention or resumption of land required for public purposes), after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “any economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, any combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Transport Act 1968 (c. 73)

6In section 56(6) of the Transport Act 1968 (assistance towards capital expenditure on public transport facilities), after paragraph (bb) insert—

(bc)a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;.

Local Government Grants (Social Need) Act 1969 (c. 2)

7In section 1(3) of the Local Government Grants (Social Need) Act 1969 (provision for grants), for the words from “and a joint authority” to the end substitute “, a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act.”

Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (c. 57)

8In section 3(2)(b) of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (employers exempted from insurance), after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (c. 39)

9In section 1(4) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (supply of goods and services by local authorities), in the definition of “local authority”, after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “any economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, any combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

10The Local Government Act 1972 is amended as follows.

11In section 70 (restriction on promotion of Bills for changing local government areas), in subsections (1) and (3), after “joint authority” insert “, economic prosperity board, combined authority”.

12In section 80(2)(b) (disqualifications for election and holding office as member of local authority), after “joint authority,” insert “economic prosperity board, combined authority,”.

13In section 85(4) (vacation of office by failure to attend meetings), after “joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

14In section 86(2) (declaration by local authority of vacancy in office), after “joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

15In section 92(7) (proceedings for disqualification)—

(a)after “includes a joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board and a combined authority”;

(b)after “in relation to a joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board or a combined authority”.

16In section 98(1A) (interpretation of sections 95 and 97), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

17In section 99 (meetings and proceedings of local authorities), after “joint authorities,” insert “economic prosperity boards, combined authorities,”.

18In section 100J (application of Part 5A to new authorities)—

(a)in subsection (1), after paragraph (bb) insert—

(bc)an economic prosperity board;

(bd)a combined authority;;

(b)in subsection (2), in the words following paragraph (b), after “(bb)” insert “, (bc), (bd)”;

(c)in subsection (3), after “(bb),” insert “(bc), (bd),”;

(d)in subsection (4)(a), after “joint waste authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

19In section 101(13) (arrangements for discharge of functions by local authorities), after “police authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

20In section 142(1B) (provision of information etc relating to matters affecting local government), after “the Local Government Act 1985” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

21(1)Section 146A (application of provisions of Part 7 to joint authorities etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), in the opening words—

(a)for “subsection (1A)” substitute “subsections (1ZA), (1ZB) and (1A)”;

(b)after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(1ZA)In its application by virtue of subsection (1) to an economic prosperity board, section 111 has effect as if it did not permit the borrowing of money.

(1ZB)In its application by virtue of subsection (1) to a combined authority, section 111 has effect as if it permitted the borrowing of money for the purposes of the exercise by the authority of its transport functions only.

22In section 175(3B) (allowances for attending conferences and meetings), after “joint waste authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

23In section 176(3) (payment of expenses of official and courtesy visits), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

24In section 223(2) (appearance of local authorities in legal proceedings), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

25In section 224(2) (arrangements by principal councils for custody of documents), after “joint authority” insert “, economic prosperity board, combined authority”.

26In section 225(3) (deposit of documents with proper officer of authority etc), after “joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

27In section 228(7A) (inspection of documents), after “joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

28In section 229(8) (photographic copies of documents), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

29In section 230(2) (reports and returns), after “joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

30In section 231(4) (service of notices on local authorities), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

31In section 232(1A) (public notices), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

32In section 233(11) (service of notices by local authorities), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

33In section 234(4) (authentication of documents), after “joint authority,” insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

34In section 236(1) (procedure etc for byelaws), for “or an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England” substitute “, an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England or a combined authority”.

35In section 236B(1) (power to revoke byelaws), after paragraph (d) insert ;

(e)a combined authority.

36In section 238 (evidence of byelaws), in the opening words, for “or an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England” substitute “, an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England or a combined authority”.

37In section 239(4A) (power to promote or oppose local or personal Bills), after “joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

38In section 270(1) (general provisions as to interpretation), at the appropriate places insert—

  • “combined authority” means a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;;

  • “economic prosperity board” means an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;.

39In Schedule 12 (meetings and proceedings of local authorities), in paragraph 6A(1) (application of paragraph 1 to joint authorities), after “a joint authority” insert “, an economic prosperity board, a combined authority”.

Employment Agencies Act 1973 (c. 35)

40In section 13(7) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (interpretation: where Act does not apply), after paragraph (fza) insert—

(fzb)the exercise by an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 of any of its functions;

(fzc)the exercise by a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act of any of its functions;.

Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)

41(1)The Local Government Act 1974 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 25(1) (authorities subject to investigation), after paragraph (cd) insert—

(ce)any economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(cf)any combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

(3)In section 26C (referral of complaints by authorities)—

(a)in subsection (6), after paragraph (d) insert—

(e)in relation to an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a member of a constituent council of the board;

(f)in relation to a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act, a member of a constituent council of the authority.;

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(7)For the purposes of subsection (6)(e)—

(a)a county council is a constituent council of an economic prosperity board if the area of the county council, or part of that area, is within the area of the board;

(b)a district council is a constituent council of an economic prosperity board if the area of the district council is within the area of the board.

(8)For the purposes of subsection (6)(f)—

(a)a county council is a constituent council of a combined authority if the area of the county council, or part of that area, is within the area of the combined authority;

(b)a district council is a constituent council of a combined authority if the area of the district council is within the area of the combined authority.

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (c. 37)

42In section 28(6) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (restrictions on disclosure of information), after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57)

43In section 44(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (interpretation etc of Part 1), in the definition of “local authority”—

(a)in paragraph (a), after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”;

(b)in paragraph (c), after “(joint waste authorities),” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

44In Part 2 of Schedule 1A to the Race Relations Act 1976 (bodies and other persons subject to general statutory duty), at the appropriate places under the heading “Other Bodies, Etc” insert—

  • An economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”;

  • “A combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80)

45In section 5(3) of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (no statutory tenancy where landlord’s interest belongs to Crown or to local authority, etc), after paragraph (bb) insert—

(bbza)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(bbzb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Rent Act 1977 (c. 42)

46In section 14(1) of the Rent Act 1977 (landlord’s interest belonging to local authority, etc), after paragraph (cba) insert—

(cbb)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(cbc)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43)

47In section 3A(8) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (excluded tenancies and licences), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(ab)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65)

48The Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 is amended as follows.

49In section 2(1) (duty of authorities to publish information), after paragraph (kaa) insert—

(kab)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(kac)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

50In section 98(8A) (disposal of land at direction of Secretary of State), after paragraph (e) insert—

(eza)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(ezb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

51In section 99(4) (directions to dispose of land - supplementary), after paragraph (db) insert—

(dbza)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(dbzb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

52In section 100(1)(a) (meaning of “subsidiary”), after “Local Government Act 1985” insert “, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act”.

53In Schedule 16 (bodies to whom Part 10 applies), after paragraph 5B insert—

5BZAAn economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

5BZBA combined authority established under section 103 of that Act.

Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (c. 14)

54In section 4C(4)(e) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (power of senior traffic commissioner to give guidance and directions), after “Integrated Transport Authorities” insert “, of combined authorities”.

Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67)

55In section 17(4) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (local authority and statutory undertakers’ land), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “local authority”, after “Local Government Act 1985” insert “, a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (c. 30)

56(1)The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 33(9) (enforceability by local authorities of certain covenants relating to land)—

(a)in paragraph (a), after “Local Government Act 1985” insert “, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act”;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “joint authority” insert “, economic prosperity board, combined authority”.

(3)In section 41(13) (lost and uncollected property), in the definition of “local authority”, after paragraph (e) insert—

(eza)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(ezb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Stock Transfer Act 1982 (c. 41)

57In paragraph 7(2)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Stock Transfer Act 1982 (specified securities), after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

58In section 60(3) of the County Courts Act 1984 (right of audience), in the definition of “local authority”, after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51)

59The Local Government Act 1985 is amended as follows.

60In section 72(5) (accounts and audit), after “the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority” insert “and a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”

61(1)Section 73 (financial administration) is amended as follows.

(2)Before “Each new authority” insert “(1)”.

(3)After the subsection (1) so formed insert—

(2)The reference in this section to a new authority includes a reference to a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Transport Act 1985 (c. 67)

62The Transport Act 1985 is amended as follows.

63In section 27A(7)(b) (additional powers where service not operated as registered), for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

64In section 64(1)(a) (consultation with respect to policies as to services), after “Integrated Transport Authority,” insert “combined authority,”.

65In section 93(8)(b)(i) (travel concession schemes), after “integrated transport area” insert “and a combined authority”.

66In section 106(4) (grants for transport facilities and services), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)any combined authority;.

67In section 137 (general interpretation), after subsection (5) insert—

(5A)References in this Act to a combined authority are references to a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)

68(1)Section 4 of the Housing Act 1985 (other descriptions of authority) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(e), after “Local Government Act 1985,” (in both places) insert “an economic prosperity board, a combined authority,”.

(3)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)In this section—

  • “combined authority” means a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

  • “economic prosperity board” means an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of that Act;

  • “joint waste authority” means an authority established for an area in England by an order under section 207 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

Housing Associations Act 1985 (c. 69)

69In section 106 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (minor definitions - general), in the definition of “local authority”—

(a)after “the Local Government Act 1985” insert “, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act”;

(b)after “such a joint authority,” insert “such an economic prosperity board, such a combined authority,”.

Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (c. 70)

70In section 38 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (minor definitions), in the definition of “local authority”, after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Government Act 1986 (c. 10)

71(1)The Local Government Act 1986 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 6(2)(a) (interpretation and application of Part 2), after the entry for “a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985,” insert—

  • an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,

  • a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,.

(3)In section 9(1)(a) (interpretation and application of Part 3), after the entry for “a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985,” insert—

  • a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,.

Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (c. 31)

72In section 58(1)(a) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (exempt landlords and resident landlords), for the words from “or a joint authority” to the end substitute “a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 or a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;”.

Local Government Act 1988 (c. 9)

73In Schedule 2 to the Local Government Act 1988 (public supply or works contracts: the public authorities), after the entry for “An Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England” insert—

  • An economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

  • A combined authority established under section 103 of that Act.

Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

74The Local Government Finance Act 1988 is amended as follows.

75In section 74 (levies), after subsection (7) insert—

(8)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 shall be treated as a levying body with respect to which regulations may be made under subsection (2), and

(b)the reference in that subsection to the council concerned shall be treated as a reference to the combined authority’s constituent councils.

(9)For the purposes of subsection (8)—

(a)a county council is a constituent council of a combined authority if the area of the county council, or part of that area, is within the authority’s area;

(b)a district council is a constituent council of a combined authority if the area of the district council is within the authority’s area.

(10)Regulations under this section by virtue of subsection (8) may only make provision in relation to the expenses of a combined authority that are reasonably attributable to the exercise of its functions relating to transport.

76In section 88B(9) (special grants), after paragraph (b) insert ;

(c)a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

77In section 111(2) (authorities to which provisions about financial administration apply), after paragraph (i) insert—

(ia)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,

(ib)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,.

78In section 112(2) (authorities to which requirement to make arrangements for administration of financial affairs applies), after paragraph (b) insert ,

(c)any economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

79(1)The Housing Act 1988 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 74(8) (transfer of land and other property to housing action trusts), after paragraph (f) insert—

(fa)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(fb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

(3)In paragraph 12(2) of Schedule 1 (local authority tenancies which cannot be assured tenancies), after paragraph (f) (and before the “and” following that paragraph) insert—

(fa)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(fb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

80In section 144(2)(a)(i) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (exceptions from requirement of third-party insurance or security), for the words from “or a joint authority” to the end substitute “, a joint authority (other than a police authority) established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 or a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

81(1)The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 4(6)(a) (authorities to which provisions about designation and reports of head of paid service apply), after “paragraphs (a) to (e)” insert “, (ja) and (jb)”.

(3)In section 13(9) (voting rights of members of certain committees), in the definition of “relevant authority”, for “(j)” substitute “(jb)”.

(4)In section 20(4)(a) (authorities to which duty to adopt certain procedural standing orders applies), for “(j)” substitute “(jb)”.

(5)In section 21(1) (authorities to which provisions about local authority members, officers, staff and committees apply), after paragraph (j) insert—

(ja)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(jb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act.

(6)In section 152(2) (interpretation of sections 150 and 151), after paragraph (i) insert—

(iza)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(izb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

(7)In section 157(6) (commutation of, and interest on, periodic payments of grants etc), after paragraph (i) insert—

(j)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009; and

(k)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

(8)In Schedule 1 (authorities to which provisions about political balance on local authority committees etc apply)—

(a)in paragraph 2(1)(a), for “(j)” substitute “(jb)”,

(b)in paragraph 4(1), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant authority”, for “(j)” substitute “(jb)”.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

82(1)The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 252(12) (procedure for making of orders), in the definition of “local authority”, after “Local Government Act 1985,” insert “an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,”.

(3)In paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 14 (procedure for footpaths and bridleways orders), in the definition of “council”, for the words from “or a joint authority” to the end substitute “a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 or a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;”.

Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993 (c. 25)

83In section 1(10) of the Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993 (power to provide advice and assistance), after paragraph (d) insert—

(dza)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(dzb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Railways Act 1993 (c. 43)

84The Railways Act 1993 is amended as follows.

85In section 25(1) (public sector operators not to be franchisees)—

(a)after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)any combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;;

(b)in paragraph (d), for “or an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England” substitute “, an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England or a combined authority”.

86In section 149(5) (service of documents), in the definition of “local authority”, after “in England” insert “and a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”.

Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40)

87In section 79A of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (“Local authority”: England), after paragraph (m) insert—

(ma)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(mb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53)

88In section 3(2) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (ineligible applicants for grants), after paragraph (ja) (and before the “or” following that paragraph) insert—

(jb)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(jc)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Audit Commission Act 1998 (c. 18)

89In paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Audit Commission Act 1998 (authorities whose accounts are subject to audit in accordance with the Act) after paragraph (q) insert—

(r)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(s)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act.

Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37)

90In section 17(2) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (duty to consider crime and disorder implications), after the entry for “a joint authority” insert—

  • a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;.

Local Government Act 1999 (c. 27)

91In section 1(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 (best value authorities), after paragraph (h) insert—

(ha)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(hb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

92In section 211(1) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (public sector operators for the purposes of Chapter 7 of Part 4 of that Act)—

(a)after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)any combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;;

(b)in paragraph (d), for “or an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England” substitute “, an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England or a combined authority”.

Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)

93In section 49(6) of the Local Government Act 2000 (principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities), after paragraph (n) insert—

(na)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,

(nb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

94In Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (public authorities), in Part 2 (local government: England and Wales), after paragraph 19 insert—

19AAn economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

19BA combined authority established under section 103 of that Act.

Transport Act 2000 (c. 38)

95The Transport Act 2000 is amended as follows.

96In section 108(4) (meaning of “local transport authority” for purposes of Part 2 of that Act), after paragraph (c) (and before the “or” following that paragraph) insert—

(ca)a combined authority,.

97(1)Section 109 (further provision about plans: England) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2A), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or a combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (2B)—

(a)in the opening words, after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or a combined authority”;

(b)in paragraph (a), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or (as the case may be) the area of the combined authority”;

(c)in paragraph (c), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or (as the case may be) the area of the combined authority”.

98(1)Section 113 (role of metropolitan district councils) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), after “integrated transport area” insert “or a combined authority for an area”.

(3)In subsection (2A), after “Integrated Transport Authority” in each place insert “or (as the case may be) the combined authority”.

99(1)Section 124 (quality contracts schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1A)—

(a)in the opening words, after “Integrated Transport Authority” in each place insert “or combined authority”;

(b)in paragraph (c), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or the combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (1B)(a)—

(a)after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or combined authority”;

(b)after “Integrated Transport Authorities” insert “or combined authorities”.

(4)In subsection (11)—

(a)after “Integrated Transport Authority”, in each place, insert “or combined authority”;

(b)in paragraph (b)(ii), after “Integrated Transport Authorities” insert “or combined authorities”.

100(1)Section 157 (grants) is amended as follows.

(2)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, make grants to a combined authority for the purpose of enabling the authority to carry out any of their functions.

(3)In the heading, after “Authorities” insert “and combined authorities”.

101In section 162 (interpretation of Part 2), after subsection (5) insert—

(5A)In this Part “combined authority” means a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

102(1)Section 163 (charging schemes: preliminary) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (3), in each of paragraphs (bb) and (cc), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (4A), after “integrated transport area” insert “or combined authority”.

(4)After subsection (5) insert—

(5A)In this Part “combined authority” means a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

103(1)Section 164 (local charging schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), after “integrated transport area” insert “or the area of a combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (3)—

(a)in the opening words, after “integrated transport area” insert “or the area of a combined authority”;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “integrated transport area” insert “or (as the case may be) the combined authority”.

104(1)Section 165 (joint local charging schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), after “integrated transport area” insert “or the area of a combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (3)—

(a)in the opening words, after “integrated transport area” insert “or the area of a combined authority”;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “integrated transport area” insert “or (as the case may be) the combined authority.”

105In section 165A(1)(b) (joint local-ITA charging schemes), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or (as the case may be) the area of the combined authority.”

106(1)Section 166 (joint local-London charging schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), after “integrated transport area” insert “or the area of a combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (3)—

(a)in the opening words, after “integrated transport area” insert “or the area of a combined authority”;

(b)after paragraph (b) (and before the “and” following that paragraph) insert “or (as the case may be) the combined authority”.

107(1)Section 166A (joint ITA-London charging schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(b), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or (as the case may be) the area of the combined authority.”

(3)In subsection (3)(b), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or combined authority”.

108In section 167(2)(b) (trunk road charging schemes), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “, a combined authority”.

109In section 168(2) (charging schemes to be made by order)—

(a)after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “, a combined authority”;

(b)for “or the Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, the Integrated Transport Authority or the combined authority”.

110(1)Section 170 (charging schemes: consultation and inquiries) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1A)(b), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or a combined authority”.

(3)In subsection (7)(a), for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

111In section 177A(1) (power to require information), for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

112In section 193(1) (guidance), after “Integrated Transport Authorities” insert “, combined authorities”.

113In section 194 (information), in each of subsections (1), (2) and (6) for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

114In section 198(1) (interpretation of Part 3), at the appropriate place insert—

  • “combined authority” has the meaning given by section 163(5A),.

115(1)Schedule 12 (road user charging and workplace parking levy: financial powers) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 2(4), for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

(3)In paragraph 3(2), for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

(4)In paragraph 7(5)(c), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or combined authority”.

(5)In paragraph 8—

(a)in sub-paragraph (3)(aa), after “Integrated Transport Authorities” insert “and combined authorities”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (4)(aa) after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or combined authority”.

(6)In paragraph 11A—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), after “Integrated Transport Authority’s” insert “or combined authority’s”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (4), for “integrated transport area of the Authority” substitute “integrated transport area of the Integrated Transport Authority or (as the case may be) the area of the combined authority”.

(7)In paragraph 11B(1), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or a combined authority”.

(8)In paragraph 11C, in each of sub-paragraphs (1) and (3), after “Integrated Transport Authority” insert “or a combined authority”.

Police Reform Act 2002 (c. 30)

116In Schedule 4 to the Police Reform Act 2002 (police civilians), in paragraph 2(6E) (powers of community support officers to detain, etc) after paragraph (d) insert—

(da)a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;.

Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26)

117(1)The Local Government Act 2003 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 23 (authorities to which provisions about capital finance and accounts apply), after subsection (3) insert—

(4)This Part, other than sections 1 to 8, 13 and 17 (borrowing etc), applies in relation to an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 as it applies in relation to a local authority.

(5)This Part applies in relation to a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act as it applies in relation to a local authority, except that section 1 confers power on such a combined authority to borrow money for a purpose relevant to its transport functions only.

(3)In section 33(1) (authorities to which provisions about expenditure grant apply), after paragraph (ja) insert—

(jb)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(jc)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

118In section 41(6) of the Courts Act 2003 (disqualification of lay justices who are members of local authorities), after paragraph (e) insert—

(ea)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009,

(eb)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,.

Railways Act 2005 (c. 14)

119In section 33(2) of the Railways Act 2005 (persons on whom closure requirements may be imposed), after paragraph (d) insert—

(da)a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;.

Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 (c. 13)

120In section 9(6)(b) of the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 (variation of reimbursement and other administrative arrangements), for “or Integrated Transport Authority” substitute “, Integrated Transport Authority or combined authority”.

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28)

121(1)The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 23(1) (definitions for purposes of Chapter 1), in the definition of “public body”, after paragraph (e) insert—

(f)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(g)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

(3)In section 104(2) (application of Chapter 1 of Part 5: partner authorities), after paragraph (i) insert—

(ia)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(ib)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;.

Local Transport Act 2008 (c. 26)

122The Local Transport Act 2008 is amended as follows.

123In section 79(1)(b) (provision that may be made in an order under section 78) for “or 88” substitute “, 88 or 89A”.

124In section 86(3) (delegation of functions of the Secretary of State), after “section 90 or 91” insert “of this Act or section 106 or 107 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”

125In section 87(5) (delegation of local authority functions), after “section 90 or 91” insert “of this Act or section 106 or 107 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”

126In section 88(1)(b) (conferral of a power to direct), after “section 90 or 91” insert “of this Act or section 106 or 107 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”

127After section 89 insert—

89ATransfer of functions of combined authority

(1)The Secretary of State may by order transfer functions of a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 to an ITA.

(2)An order under this section may only be made in relation to functions that—

(a)relate to transport, and

(b)are exercisable by the combined authority in relation to an area that becomes, or becomes part of, the ITA’s integrated transport area by virtue of an order under this Part.

128In section 90 (changing the boundaries of an integrated transport area) after subsection (4) insert—

(5)The reference in subsection (3)(a) to an authority does not include a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

(6)Subsection (3) does not apply if the territory becomes part of the area of a combined authority by virtue of an order under section 103 or 106 of that Act.

129In section 91 (dissolution of an integrated transport area), after subsection (3) insert—

(4)The reference in subsection (2)(a) to an authority does not include a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

(5)Subsection (2) does not apply to a territory or part of a territory that becomes the area or part of the area of a combined authority by virtue of an order under section 103 or 106 of that Act.

130After section 102 insert—

102AApplication of Chapter to combined authorities

(1)This Chapter applies to a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 as it applies to an ITA.

(2)In the application of this Chapter to a combined authority, references to an integrated transport area are to the combined authority’s area.

Section 146

Schedule 7Repeals

Part 1Politically restricted posts

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

In section 2(2)—

(a)

paragraphs (a) and (b);

(b)

in paragraph (c), “not falling within paragraph (a) or (b) above”.

In section 3(3)—

(a)

in paragraph (a), “and”;

(b)

paragraph (b);

(c)

the words from “and it shall” to the end.

In section 3A(2)—

(a)

in paragraph (a), the word “and”;

(b)

paragraph (b);

(c)

the words from “and the relevant” to the end.

Part 2Audit of entities connected with local authorities

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Audit Commission Act 1998 (c. 18)Section 31.

Part 3Local government boundary and electoral change

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

In Schedule 11—

(a)

paragraphs 1 and 3;

(b)

in paragraph 4(1), “by either of the Commissions”.

Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19)Section 12.
Sections 13 to 17.
Section 19.
Sections 25 and 26.
Section 27(2) and (3).

In section 28—

(a)

in subsection (1), the definition of “the Local Government Commission”;

(b)

subsection (3).

Schedule 2.
Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22)In Schedule 11, paragraph 38.
Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)In Schedule 1, Part 2.
Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)Section 89(2) and 3.
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)In Part 6 of Schedule 1, the entry relating to the Local Government Commission for England.
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)Section 14.
Section 15.
Sections 16 and 17.
Section 18.
Sections 19 and 20.

In section 156—

(a)

in subsection (3)(a), “section 16(3) or”;

(b)

subsection (4)(a).

In Schedule 1—

(a)

paragraph 6;

(b)

in paragraph 7(1), “or a Boundary Committee”;

(c)

in paragraph 8(1), “(in addition to the Boundary Committees)”;

(d)

paragraph 9(2);

(e)

in paragraph 10(1), “(whether established under paragraph 8 or section 14)”;

(f)

in paragraph 12(b) “(whether established under paragraph 8 or section 14)”;

(g)

in paragraph 24(b), “or a Boundary Committee”.

In Schedule 3, Part 1.
In Schedule 21, paragraphs 9 and 10.
In Schedule 22, the entries relating to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c. 56) and the Boundary Commissions Act 1992 (c. 55).
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28)Section 11(4)(d).
Section 12(6).
In section 23(1), the definition of “the Boundary Committee”.
Sections 55 to 57.

Part 4Regional strategy

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)In section 1(1A)(e), “, section 17 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.
Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)In section 74(2A), “, section 17 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.
In section 89(2A), “or section 17 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.
In section 91(1)(aa), “, section 17 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.
Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45)Section 8.
Section 11(4A).
Section 18(1) and (1A).
In Schedule 2, paragraph 7(1A).
Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)Section 306(1).
Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003 (c. 10)The whole Act.
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)Sections 1 to 12.
Section 24(2), (3), (6), (8) and (9).
Section 39(1)(a).
Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21)In sections 2(9)(c) and (10)(a) and 4(7)(b), “section 17 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003 or”.
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28)In Schedule 1, paragraph 21.
Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (c. 18)In Schedule 3, paragraph 14.
Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (c. 17)Section 16.
Planning Act 2008 (c. 29)Section 179.
Section 181.

Part 5Construction contracts

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53)Section 106(1)(b) and the preceding “or”.
Section 107.

In section 110—

(a)

subsection (2);

(b)

in subsection (3), “or (2)”.

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