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The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007

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2.—(1) The code set out in the Schedule to this Order (“the Code”) has effect as the model code issued by the Secretary of State under section 50 of the Local Government Act 2000 as regards the conduct which is expected of members and co-opted members of an authority.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) to (6), every provision of the Code in the Schedule to this Order is mandatory for an authority.

(3) Paragraph 6(c) of the Code is not mandatory for police authorities, the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police Authority, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, fire and rescue authorities and joint authorities.

(4) Paragraph 7 of the Code is not mandatory for parish councils.

(5) Subject to sub-paragraph (6)(c) and (d) below, paragraphs 10(2)(c)(i) and (ii), 11 and 12(2) of the Code are mandatory only for county councils, district councils and London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(6) The following provisions of the Code are mandatory only for an authority which is operating executive arrangements—

(a)in paragraph 1(4), in the definition of “meeting”—

(i)sub-paragraph (b);

(ii)in sub-paragraph (c), the words “or its executive’s” and “, or area committees”;

(b)paragraphs 9(6), 9(7) and 12(1)(b);

(c)in paragraph 11(a), the words “your authority’s executive or”

(d)in paragraph 11(b), the word “executive,”; and

(e)in paragraph 12(2), the words in brackets.

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