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The Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001 and shall come into force on 27th November 2001.

(2) This Order applies in relation to parish councils(1), and references to “authority” shall be construed accordingly.

Model code of conduct—parish councils

2.—(1) The Secretary of State hereby issues a model code as regards the conduct which is expected of members and co-opted members(2) of authorities and that code is set out in the Schedule to this Order.

(2) All the provisions of the model code in the Schedule to this Order are mandatory(3).

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3.—(1) On the day an authority’s code of conduct is adopted or applied(4) to it, the following shall, where applicable to the authority, be disapplied as respects that authority until 27th July 2002—

(a)sections 94 to 98 and 105 of the Local Government Act 1972(5);

(b)any order made under section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972(6);

(c)any regulations made or code issued under sections 19 and 31 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(7);

(d)in section 17 of the Audit Commission Act 1998, subsections (1)(b), (3), (5)(b), (7) and (8) and in subsection (2), the words “subject to subsection (3)” and paragraphs (a) and (b)(8);

(e)section 18 of the Audit Commission Act 1998(9);

(2) Section 16(1) of the Interpretation Act 1978(10) shall apply to a disapplication under paragraph (1) above as if it were a repeal, by an Act, of an enactment.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Nick Raynsford

Minister of State

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

5th November 2001

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