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The Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Transitional Provisions No. 2) Order 1995

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Functions and powers of new authorities during the transitional period

3.—(1) Without prejudice to any functions or powers otherwise conferred on it, each new authority shall, during the transitional period, have the functions and powers described in this article.

(2) Each new authority shall—

(a)prepare itself for the assumption of its full functions and powers on 1st April 1996 and shall, in particular, establish such committees and sub-committees, appoint such staff, and prepare such budgets, plans, schemes and other things as are, or will be, required for that purpose; and

(b)liaise as necessary with any appropriate existing authority for the purpose of ensuring continuity in the performance of its functions on and after 1st April 1996.

(3) Each new authority may exercise any of the powers contained in the provisions of the 1972 Act specified in the following Table—

101Arrangement for discharge of functions.
102Appointment of committees.
111Subsidiary powers of local authorities.
112Appointment of staff.
113Placing of staff of local authorities at disposal of other local authorities.
118Payment of salary, etc, due to mentally disordered person.
119Payments due to deceased officers.
120Acquisition of land by agreement by principal councils.
123Disposal of land by principal councils.
132Provision of offices, etc, by principal councils.
135Contracts of local authorities.
136Contributions towards expenditure on concurrent functions.
139Acceptance of gifts of property.
140, 140A, 140B and 140CInsurance.
141Research and the collection of information.
142Provision of information, etc, relating to matters affecting local government.
143Subscriptions to local government associations.

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