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The Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1997

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This Order brings into force certain provisions of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997.

Section 2 (abolition of rates on sporting rights in England and Wales) and certain provisions of Schedule 3 which relate to applications for discretionary rate relief both in England and Wales and in Scotland, are brought into force on 1st April 1997.

Part III, which confers powers on parish and community councils in England and Wales, and certain miscellaneous amendments to and repeals of rating provisions applicable in Scotland, are brought into force on 19th May 1997.

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