PART 5Transitory provisions

Transitory provisions

17.—(1) Section 118(2) and (7) of the Act has effect in relation to each local authority subject to the provisions of paragraph (2).

(2) Until the day on which the first regulations made by the local authority in question under section 115(1) of the Act come into force—

(a)the prohibition in section 118(2) of the Act on a local authority does not have effect in relation to that authority; and

(b)section 118(7) of the Act does not have effect.