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The Local Government (Structural Changes) (Areas and Membership of Public Bodies in Bedfordshire and Cheshire) Order 2009

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3.  (1)  This paragraph makes provision about the status during the transitional period of a representative appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 or 2.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), a representative may attend meetings of the fire and rescue authority of which the representative will become a member from 1st April 2009, but may not vote at those meetings.

(3) A fire and rescue authority must have regard to a representative’s views in relation to—

(a)the issue of a precept under section 40 of the 1992 Act; and

(b)the calculation of its budget requirement under section 43 of the 1992 Act.

(4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the payment of any allowance to a representative shall be a matter for the local authority or shadow council of which the representative is a member in accordance with its scheme for allowances.

(5) A person who is both—

(a)a representative appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 or 2; and

(b)an existing member of a fire and rescue authority,

may in the capacity of member continue to vote and to receive payments by way of reimbursement from the fire and rescue authority.

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