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The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007

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4.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the following orders are revoked—

(a)the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (England) Order 2001(1);

(b)the Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001(2);

(c)the National Park and Broads Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (England) Order 2001(3); and

(d)the Police Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001(4).

(2) The Orders referred to in paragraph (1) continue to have effect for the purposes of and for purposes connected with —

(a)the investigation of any written allegation under Part 3 of the Local Government Act 2000, where that allegation relates to conduct which took place before the date when, pursuant to section 51 of that Act—

(i)the authority adopts a code of conduct incorporating the mandatory provisions of the Code in the Schedule to this Order in place of their existing code of conduct;

(ii)the authority revises their existing code of conduct to incorporate the mandatory provisions of the Code in the Schedule to this Order; or

(iii)the mandatory provisions of the Code in the Schedule to this Order apply to members or co-opted members of the authority under section 51(5)(b) of that Act;

(b)the adjudication of a matter raised in such an allegation; and

(c)an appeal against the decision of an interim case tribunal or case tribunal in relation to such an allegation.

(3) Any order made under section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972(5) shall have effect for the purpose of prescribing the form of a declaration of acceptance of office in relation to a county council, district council, London borough council and a parish council.

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Orders made under section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972 were disapplied, by the Orders mentioned in article 4(1)(a) and (b) of this Order, and are here being revived.

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