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14. In the Local Government Act 1933 there shall be substituted for section 249(2) and (3) the following subsections:—
“(2) The confirming authority in relation to byelaws made under this section shall be the Secretary of State and, as respects byelaws relating to public health or to any other matter which in the opinion of the Secretaries of State in question concerns the functions of the Secretary of State for the Environment rather than those of the Secretary of State otherwise concerned, shall be the Secretary of State for the Environment.
(3) The validity of a byelaw made under this section and confirmed by a Secretary of State shall not be questioned in any legal proceedings on the ground that it ought to have been, or on the ground that it ought not to have been, confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Environment.”;
and in section 250(10) the references to the Minister shall accordingly have effect as references to the Secretary of State for the Environment.