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1. This Order may be cited as the Lancashire (Boroughs of Blackburn and Blackpool) (Structural Change) Order 1996 and shall come into force for the purposes of articles 2(2), 4(1), (3) and (4), 7 and 8 on the day after the day on which it is made and for all other purposes on 1st April 1998.
2. (1) In this Order—
“the Act” means the Local Government Act 1992;
“the 1972 Act” means the Local Government Act 1972(1);
“Blackburn” (except in references to the county of Blackburn) means the borough of Blackburn and “the Blackburn Council” means the council of that borough;
“Blackpool” (except in references to the county of Blackpool) means the borough of Blackpool and “the Blackpool Council” means the council of that borough;
“the County Council” means the council of Lancashire;
“Lancashire” means the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire;
“the relevant date” means 5th May 1997;
“relevant provision” means a provision in any subordinate legislation made under the Act or made, in connection with the Act or such provision, under any other enactment;
“the reorganisation date” means 1st April 1998; and
“subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in section 21 of the Interpretation Act 1978(2).
(2) The period beginning with the relevant date and ending immediately before the reorganisation date is specified as the preliminary period for the purposes of any statutory instrument made under the Act.