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112 Appointment of staff.E+W

(1)Without prejudice to section 111 above but subject to the provisions of this Act, a local authority shall appoint such officers as they think necessary for the proper discharge by the authority of such of their or another authority’s functions as fall to be discharged by them and the carrying out of any obligations incurred by them in connection with an agreement made by them in pursuance of section 113 below.

(2)An officer appointed under subsection (1) above shall hold office on such reasonable terms and conditions, including conditions as to remuneration, as the authority appointing him think fit.

[F1(2A)A local authority's power to appoint officers on such reasonable terms and conditions as the authority thinks fit is subject to section 41 of the Localism Act 2011 (requirement for determinations relating to terms and conditions of chief officers to comply with pay policy statement).]

(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, any enactment or instrument made under an enactment which requires or empowers all local authorities or local authorities of any description or committees of local authorities to appoint a specified officer shall, to the extent that it makes any such provision, cease to have effect.

The reference in this section to committees of local authorities does not include a reference to any committee of which some members are required to be appointed by a body or person other than a local authority.

(4)Subsection (3) above does not apply to the following officers, that is to say—

F2(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)chief education officers appointed under [F3section 532 of the Education Act 1996];

(c)F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F5(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)agricultural analysts and deputy agricultural analysts appointed under section 67(3) of the M1Agriculture Act 1970; and

(g)directors of social services appointed under section 6 of the M2Local Authority Social Services Act 1970;

and it is hereby declared that subsection (3) above does not apply . . . F6 to any other person appointed by a local authority to perform a specified function.

(5)Without prejudice to the provisions of subsection (1) above, a parish or community council may appoint one or more persons from among their number to be officers of the council, without remuneration.

(6)Nothing in this section affects the operation of section 5 of the 1963 Act or the M3Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970.

Textual Amendments

F1S. 112(2A) inserted (15.1.2012 for E., 31.1.2012 for W.) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), ss., 41(4), 240(3)(a); S.I. 2012/193, art. 2(a)

F3Words in s. 112(4)(b) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 23 (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39 paras. 30, 36, 19)

F4S. 112(4)(c) repealed (1.10.2004 for E. and 10.11.2004 for W.) by Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), ss. 53, 54, 61, Sch. 1 para. 40, Sch. 2; S.I. 2004/2304, art. 2(2) (subject to art. 3); S.I. 2004/2917, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 112 modified (07.08.1991) by S.I. 1991/1773, art. 8(2), Sch. 2.

S. 112: certain functions transferred (07.08.1991) by S.I. 1991/1773, art. 8, Sch 2.

C4S. 112 modified (10.01.1992) by S.I. 1991/2913, art. 8(2), Sch. 2.

S. 112: certain functions transferred (10.01.1992) by S.I.1991/2913, art.8(1)(3), Sch.2.

S. 112 extended (5.7.1994) by 1994 c. 19, ss. 39(2), 66(2)(b), Sch. 13 para. 19(b) (with ss. 54(5)(7), 55(5), Sch. 17 paras. 22(1), 23(2))

S. 112: certain functions transferred (temp. from 4.5.1995 to 31.3.1996) by S.I. 1995/1042, art. 3(3)

S. 112 modified (1.4.1995) by S.I. 1995/401, art. 18, Sch. para. 1(b)

S. 112 extended (19.9.1995) by 1995 c. 25, ss. 63(5), 125(2), Sch. 7 para. 13(6) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117, Sch. 8 para. 7)

S. 112: functions of local authority not to be responsibility of an executive of the authority (E.) (16.11.2000) by virtue of S.I. 2000/2853, reg. 2(1), Sch. 1

C6Ss. 112-117 applied (with modifications) (E.) (24.3.2011) by The Hull and Goole Port Health Authority Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/939), arts. 1(1), 7, Sch. 1

C7S. 112(1)(2)(5) applied (with modifications) (1.4.2009) by The Charter Trustees Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/467), reg. 10(1)

C8S. 112(2)(5) applied (4.3.1996) by S.I. 1996/263, reg. 10(1)

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