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Deregulation Act 2015

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95LGBC for England: changes to facilitate efficient administration

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(1)Schedule 1 to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (Local Government Boundary Commission for England) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 5 (committees), for sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

(3)A committee established under this paragraph to review the economy, efficiency or effectiveness with which the Commission has used its resources, or any sub-committee of such a committee, may include up to two people who are not also members of the Commission (“independent members”).

(4)The Commission may not appoint as an independent member anyone who would be ineligible for appointment as a member of the Commission because of paragraph 1(3).

(5)An independent member must be appointed on such terms and conditions, including terms and conditions as to remuneration, as the Commission may determine.

(6)Except as provided by sub-paragraph (3), only a member of the Commission may be a member of one of its committees or sub-committees.

(3)Paragraph 12 (five-year plan) is amended as set out in subsections (4) and (5).

(4)In sub-paragraph (1), after “paragraph 11” insert “in respect of the first financial year to begin after the day on which Parliament meets for the first time following a parliamentary general election”.

(5)After that sub-paragraph insert—

(1A)The Speaker’s Committee may require the Commission to submit a plan under sub-paragraph (1) when the Commission submits such an estimate as is mentioned in paragraph 11 in respect of a financial year other than one mentioned in that sub-paragraph.

(6)In paragraph 13 (annual examination by Comptroller and Auditor General), in sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)for “For the purposes of paragraphs 11 and 12” substitute “For the purpose of assisting the Speaker’s Committee to discharge their functions under paragraphs 11 and 12 in respect of any year when both an estimate under paragraph 11 and a five-year plan under paragraph 12 are submitted to them,”;

(b)for “in each year” substitute “before the Committee consider the estimate and plan”.

(7)In the cross-heading preceding paragraph 13, for “Annual examination” substitute “Examination”.

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