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14. (1) Part III of the Local Government Act 2000(1) (conduct of local government members and employees) shall apply in relation to the Board as if the Board were a relevant authority within the meaning of section 49(6) of that Act.
(2) Until such time as the Board pass a resolution adopting a code as regards conduct in accordance with section 51(1) of the Local Government Act 2000, the following provisions shall apply in relation to the Board as if the Board were a local authority—
(a)section 31 of the 1989 Act (code of conduct);
(b)sections 94 to 98 and 105 of the 1972 Act (restrictions on voting on account of interests); and
(c)section 19 of the 1989 Act (members' interests).
(3) Where the Board have passed a resolution adopting a code as regards conduct in accordance with section 51(1) of the Local Government Act 2000, the following provisions shall, where applicable to the Board, be disapplied as respects the Board—
(a)section 17(1)(b), (3), (5)(b), (7) and (8) of the Audit Commission Act 1998(2);
(b)in section 17(2) of that Act, the words “subject to subsection (3)” and paragraphs (a) and (b); and
(c)section 18 of that Act.
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