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The Local Government (Transitional, Supplementary, Incidental Provisions and Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government (Transitional, Supplementary, Incidental Provisions and Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 and shall come into operation on 28th May 2014.

(2) In these Regulations—

“1972 Act” means the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1);

“2005 Order” means the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005(2);

“2010 Act” means the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010;

“2011 Act” means the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(3);

“2014 Act” means the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014;

“local government legislation” means—

(a)

the 1972 Act;

(b)

the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2002(4);

(c)

Part 2 of the 2005 Order;

(d)

Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the 2010 Act;

(e)

the 2011 Act;

(f)

the 2014 Act; and

(g)

any regulations or orders made under any of the immediately preceding statutory provisions.

“district” means a local government district established in pursuance of section 1 of the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008(5);

“population” means the population determined by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the basis of mid-year home population estimates for local government districts, and provided by the Department of Finance and Personnel to the Department;

“new council” means a district council constituted under section 1 (district councils) of the 1972 Act as amended by section 3(1) of the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;

“existing council” means a district council constituted under section 1 of the 1972 Act as in force immediately prior to the making of the Local Government (Boundaries) (2008 Act) (Commencement, Transitional Provision and Savings) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013(6);

in relation to a new council, an existing council is a “predecessor council” if the whole or the major part of the district of the existing council is, in accordance with section 1 of the 1972 Act as in force immediately prior to the making of the Local Government (Boundaries) (2008 Act) (Commencement, Transitional Provision and Savings) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013, to be incorporated in the district of the new council;

“election day” means 22nd May 2014; and

“transitional period” means the period beginning with 25th May 2014 and ending on 31st March 2015.

(3) In these Regulations, a reference to a name of a district is a reference to the corresponding name set out in Schedule 1 to the Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012(7).

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