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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 2948 (W. 189 ) (C. 86 )

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The Local Government Act 2000 (Commencement) (Wales) Order 2000

Made

31st October 2000

Coming into force

1st November 2000

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Order in exercise of the powers given to it by section 108(6) of the Local Government Act 2000(1).

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Local Government Act 2000 (Commencement) (Wales) Order 2000.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Local Government Act 2000.

Provisions coming into force on 1st November 2000

2.  The following provisions of the Act shall come into force in relation to Wales on 1st November 2000 –

  • section 3(3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) (limits on power to promote well-being)

  • section 4(3)(b), (4) and (5) (strategies for promoting well-being)

  • section 5(5) (power to amend or repeal enactments)

  • section 6(6) (power to modify enactments concerning plans etc.)

  • section 7 (power to modify enactments concerning plans etc: Wales)

  • section 11(5), (6) and (9) (local authority executives)

  • section 12(1) (additional forms of executive)

  • section 13(3), (5), (6), (12), (13) and (14) (functions which are the responsibility of an executive)

  • section 17 (discharge of functions: s. 11(5) executive)

  • section 18 (discharge of functions by area committees)

  • section 19 (discharge of functions of and by another local authority)

  • section 20 (joint exercise of functions)

  • section 22(6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) and (13) (access to information etc.)

  • section 23 in so far as it relates to paragraphs 8(4), (5), and (8), 9(4), (5) and (6), 10 and 11 of Schedule 1 (further provision)

  • section 25(5), (6), and (8) (proposals)

  • section 27(9) and (10) (referendum in case of proposals involving elected mayor)

  • section 28(1) and (2) (approval of outline fall-back proposals)

  • section 30 (operation of different executive arrangements)

  • section 31(1)(b) (alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities)

  • section 32 (alternative arrangements)

  • section 33(5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) and (11) (operation of alternative arrangements)

  • section 34 (referendum following petition)

  • section 35 (referendum following direction)

  • section 36 (referendum following order)

  • section 37(1)(a) (local authority constitution)

  • section 38 (guidance)

  • section 39(1), (3), (4) and (5) (elected mayors etc.)

  • section 41 (time of elections etc.)

  • section 44 (power to make provision about elections)

  • section 45(5), (6), (7), (8) and (9) (provisions with respect to referendums)

  • section 47 (power to make incidental, consequential provision etc.)

  • section 48 (interpretation of Part II)

  • section 49(2), (5), (6)(a), (b), (f), (l), (m) and (p) and (7) (principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities)

  • section 50(2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) (model code of conduct)

  • section 53(11) and (12) (standards committees)

  • section 54(5) and (7) (functions of standards committees)

  • section 68(3), (4) and (5) (Local Commissioner and Commission for Local Administration in Wales)

  • section 70(1) and (2) (investigations: further provisions)

  • section 73(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) (matters referred to monitoring officers)

  • section 75(2), (5), (6) and (8) (adjudication panels)

  • section 76(13) (case tribunals and interim case tribunals)

  • section 77(4) and (6) (adjudications)

  • section 81(5) and (8) (disclosure and registration of members' interests etc.)

  • section 82(2), (3), (6), (8) and (9) (code of conduct for local government employees)

  • section 83(1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (13) and (14) (interpretation of Part III)

  • section 100 (power to make provision about allowances)

  • section 101(2), (3), (4) and (5) (indemnification of members and officers of relevant authorities)

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(2).

D Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

31st October 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note does not form part of the Order)

This order brings certain provisions of the Local Government Act 2000 (“the Act”) into force in relation to Wales on 1st November 2000. Those provisions confer powers on the National Assembly for Wales and, in one case (section 44), on the Secretary of State.

The provisions relate to the promotion by local authorities of the economic, social or environmental well-being of their areas, arrangements by a local authority for the creation and operation of an executive of the authority and the conduct of local authority members and employees.

Section 108(6) of the Act gives the National Assembly for Wales power to bring those provisions into force in relation to Wales before the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which the Act was passed which is the time appointed by section 108(4) of the Act. The Act was passed on 28th July 2000.

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