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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—
“Chairman of Ways and Means” means the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, and includes any deputy acting on his behalf in accordance with Standing Orders;
[F2a billing authority or a precepting authority, as defined in section 69 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992;
[F3a fire and rescue authority in Wales constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies;]]
F3 a levying body within the meaning of section 74 of that Act; and
“Lord Chairman of Committees” means the Lord Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords, and includes any deputy acting on his behalf in accordance with Standing Orders;
“Order” includes a scheme, certificate or byelaws;
“Prescribed” means prescribed by Standing Orders under this Act;
“Standing Orders” means standing orders of the House of Lords and the House of Commons respectively;
“The applicant,” in relation to an order to which this Act applies, means the person on whose application the order is made or confirmed;
“The Minister,” in relation to any such order, means the Minister of the Crown responsible for laying the order before Parliament.
(2)For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that any power to amend or revoke an order to which this Act applies by a subsequent order may be exercised notwithstanding that the original order has been confirmed by Act of Parliament in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
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