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Provisions coming into force on 30 April 2012

2.—(1) The following provisions of the Measure come into force on 30 April 2012—

(a)sections 5 to 7 (supporting membership);

(b)sections 8 to 22 (local authority democratic services and interpretation);

(c)sections 23 to 33 (family absence for members of local authorities);

(d)sections 56 and 57 (exercise of functions by councillors);

(e)section 61 (designated persons);

(f)section 62 (taking into account the views of the public);

(g)sections 63 to 65 (powers of councillors);

(h)sections 66 to 75 (appointing persons to chair committees);

(i)section 78 (prohibition of whipped votes & declaration of party whips);

(j)sections 81 to 87 (audit committees);

(k)sections 88 to 99 (community meetings and community polls);

(l)section 147 (subsequent annual reports);

(m)section 153 (compliance with Panel’s requirements);

(n)section 155(1) (withholding payments);

(o)section 160 (consequential amendments);

(p)section 176(1) (consequential amendments and repeals); and

(q)Schedule 3 (payments and pensions: minor and consequential amendments (Part 8 of the Measure)).

(2) In so far as they are not already commenced—

(a)sections 142 and 143 (principal functions of the Panel);

(b)section 145 (annual reports);

(c)section 148 (consultation on draft reports);

(d)section 149 (directions to vary draft reports);

(e)section 150 (administrative requirements in reports);

(f)section 151 (publicity requirements in reports);

(g)section 152 (publicising reports);

(h)section 154 (members wishing to forgo payments);

(i)section 155(2), (3) and (4) (withholding payments);

(j)section 156 (directions to comply with requirements);

(k) section 157 (guidance);

(l)section 176(2) (consequential amendments and repeals); and

(m)Schedule 4 (repeals and revocations).