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Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1997.

Commencement of certain rating provisions

2.  The following provisions of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (“the act”) shall come into force on 1st April 1997:

(a)section 2;

(b)section 33(1), in so far as it relates to the provisions mentioned in paragraph (c) below;

(c)in Schedule 3—

Parish and community council powers and minor amendments

3.  The following provisions of the Act shall come into force on 19th May 1997—

(a)Part III;

(b)section 33, in so far as it relates to the provisions mentioned in paragraphs (c) and (d) below;

(c)in Schedule 3, paragraphs 1 and 11 to 16;

(d)in Schedule 4, the repeals set out in the Schedule to this Order.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Curry

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment

26th March 1997