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(1)For subsection (2) of section twelve of the principal Act (which provides that where a fire authority have requested another fire authority to enter into arrangements for the provision of services by the other authority but no such arrangements have been entered into, the first-mentioned authority may request the Secretary of State to determine what arrangements, if any, should be made) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—
“(2)Any fire authority who have requested, or have been requested by, another fire authority to enter into arrangements under the last foregoing subsection, or to vary or cancel any such arrangetnents, may, in the absence of agreement between them, request the Secretary of State to determine what arrangements, if any, should be entered into or, as the case may be, what variation, if any, should be made or whether the arrangements should be cancelled.”
(2)For subsection (3) of that section (which enables the Secretary of State, with a view to greater efficiency or economy, to initiate such arrangements) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—
“(3)Where it appears to the Secretary of State expedient with a view to securing greater efficiency that it is for consideration whether arrangements under subsection (1) of this section should be entered into by two fire authorities or whether any such arrangements should be varied or cancelled, he may give notice to the authorities accordingly.” ;
and in subsection (5) of that section (which enables the Secretary of State, after a request under subsection (2) or notice under subsection (3) thereof, to direct the fire authorities to enter into such arrangements) the words “or economy” shall be omitted, after the words “subsection (1) of this section” there shall be inserted the words “or that such arrangements should be varied or cancelled” and at the end of the subsection there, shall be added the words “or, as the case may be, shall make such variation in the arrangements as may be so specified or shall cancel the arrangements.”
(3)The approval of the Secretary of State shall not be required for the taking effect of any arrangements made under the said section twelve but shall be required for the variation or cancellation of any arrangements entered into or varied in pursuance of any direction under subsection (5) of that section; and the making, variation or cancellation of any arrangements under that section shall be notified to him.
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