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The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (Structural Changes) Order 2018

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PART 8GENERAL TRANSITIONAL DUTIES OF BOROUGH, COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILS

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: General transitional duties of the County Council and the Borough Councils

41.—(1) The County Council (in respect of Christchurch) and the Borough Councils must—

(a)take, whether alone or together, such steps as may be necessary to prepare for the transfer to the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council of their respective functions, property, rights and liabilities relating to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole or its inhabitants;

(b)consult and co-operate with one another in order to secure the economic, effective, efficient and timely transfer of those functions, property, rights and liabilities; and

(c)generally exercise their functions so as to further the purposes of this Order.

(2) The County Council and each of the Borough councils must—

(a)co-operate in the formation of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Implementation Team, and release the officers concerned from their normal duties at such times or for such periods as the shadow authority may reasonably require; and

(b)provide such information relating to its functions as any other of those councils or the shadow authority may reasonably require.

(3) Any person authorised in that behalf by the authority making the request is entitled, at all reasonable times, on producing evidence of the authority given by that council (if so required by the council from which the information is sought)—

(a)to inspect any record belonging to or under the control of the council providing the information and relating to the council or its functions; and

(b)to take, or be supplied with, a copy of any such record or part of it.

(4) The rights conferred by paragraph (3) include the right to require any record which is not in legible form to be made available in legible form so that the authorised person may inspect or copy it or be supplied with copies.

Dorset: General transitional duties of the County Council and the district councils

42.—(1) The County Council and each of the District Councils must—

(a)take, whether alone or together, such steps as may be necessary to prepare for the transfer to Dorset Council of their respective functions, property, rights and liabilities relating to Dorset or its inhabitants (except as regards the County Council, those relating to Christchurch or its inhabitants);

(b)consult and co-operate with one another and with the shadow authority in order to secure the economic, effective, efficient and timely transfer of the County Council’s and District Councils’ functions, property, rights and liabilities; and

(c)generally exercise their functions so as to further the purposes of this Order.

(2) The County Council and each of the District Councils must—

(a)co-operate in the formation of the Dorset Implementation Team, and release the officers concerned from their normal duties at such times or for such periods as the shadow authority may reasonably require; and

(b)provide such information relating to its functions as any other of those councils or the shadow authority may reasonably request for the purpose of giving effect to this Order.

(3) Any person authorised in that behalf by the authority making the request is entitled, at all reasonable times, on producing evidence of the authority given by that body (if so required by the council or shadow authority from which the information is sought)—

(a)to inspect any record belonging to or under the control of the council or shadow authority providing the information and relating to the council or its functions; and

(b)to take, or be supplied with, a copy of any such record or part of it.

(4) The rights conferred by paragraph (3) include the right to require any record which is not in legible form to be made available in legible form so that the authorised person may inspect or copy it or be supplied with copies.

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