The Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Property etc.) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-08

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 532

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Property etc.) Order 1996

Made
8th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

The Secretary of State for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 54(1) and (2) and 63(5) of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

PART IGENERAL

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Property etc.) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

Interpretation and general provisions

2.—(1) In this Order—

“the 1994 Act” means the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994;

“contract for banking services” means a contract for the provision of services for an old authority by an authorised institution; and “authorised institution” shall be construed in accordance with the Banking Act 1987(2);

“contract of insurance” shall be construed in accordance with section 95 of the Insurance Companies Act 1982(3);

“designated authority”, in relation to an old authority, means the council designated for the purposes of paragraph 12 of Schedule 17 to the 1994 Act(4);

“investment” does not include any land held as an investment;

“new authority” means a county or county borough council which is established as a result of the 1994 Act;

“old authority” means a county or district council which ceases to exist as a result of the 1994 Act;

“records” includes material in whatever form or medium which conveys or is capable of conveying information:

“successor authority” has the meaning given by section 53(2) of the 1994 Act; and

“the Residuary Body” means the Residuary Body for Wales or Corff Gweddilliol Cymru.

(2) The word “land” shall be construed in accordance with Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978(5), save that any reference to the vesting of land by virtue of this Order shall be construed as including the vesting of any contractual licence for the use of land.

(3) Any provision in this Order vesting property shall be construed, unless the context otherwise requires, as including a reference to the vesting of rights and liabilities of an old authority in respect of any agreement for the hire or use by, or deposit with, such an authority of any such property.

(4) The vesting of any property, rights or liabilities in the Residuary Body by virtue of this Order shall be without prejudice to paragraph 11 of Schedule 13 to the 1994 Act.

(5) Any reference in this Order to any rights or liabilities of an old authority or other body includes a reference to rights or liabilities acquired or incurred by any predecessor in title of such an authority or body.

(6) The provisions of this Order are subject to any other provision made—

(a)by the 1994 Act (except section 53 of that Act), or

(b)under the 1994 Act,

which effects the transfer of property, rights, liabilities or functions of an old authority and which comes into force on or before 1st April 1996.

(7) Where property, rights, liabilities or duties of an old authority or other body are vested, by virtue of this Order, in a new authority or other body, anything done by or in relation to the old authority or body in connection with such property, rights, liabilities or duties shall be treated as if it had been done by or in relation to the new authority or body, as the case may be.

Application

3.—(1) Nothing in this Order shall apply to—

(a)property held exclusively for charitable purposes by an old authority as sole trustee or any rights or liabilities in respect of such property (being matters for which provision is made by or under section 49 of the 1994 Act)(6);

(b)property vested in a new authority by virtue of sections 263 and 264 of the Highways Act 1980(7);

(c)property vested in an old authority which is required to be applied in accordance with a scheme under section 19 of the Welsh Church Act 1914(8) (being property subject to vesting in a new authority in accordance with section 50 of the 1994 Act) or any rights or liabilities in respect of such property(9);

(d)property, rights or liabilities of an old authority for the transfer of which provision is made by virtue of a scheme made under section 3 of the Environment Act 1995(10) and approved by the Secretary of State;

(e)a pension fund maintained by an old authority or any rights or liabilities of such an authority in respect of such a fund, for the transfer of which provision is made in the Local Government Pension Scheme (Local Government Reorganisation in Wales) Regulations 1995(11);

(f)rights or liabilities of an old authority in respect of which provision is made in Part III of the Local Government (Compensation for Redundancy) Regulations 1994(12);

(g)property, rights or liabilities of an old authority in respect of which provision is made for transfer on 1st April 1996 to the North Wales Fire Authority, the Mid and West Wales Fire Authority or the South Wales Fire Authority(13);

(h)rights or liabilities of an old authority for the transfer of which provision is made in the Local Government (Registration Service in Wales) Order 1995(14).

(2) In this article “charitable purposes” has the same meaning as in the Charities Act 1993(15).

PART IIVESTING OF PROPERTY ETC. IN ONE SUCCESSOR AUTHORITY

Transfers to one successor authority

4.  Where, in relation to an old authority, there is only one successor authority, all the property, rights and liabilities of the old authority shall, subject to articles 16, 17 and 19 to 22, vest in that successor authority.

PART IIIVESTING OF PROPERTY ETC. WHERE THERE IS MORE THAN ONE SUCCESSOR AUTHORITY

Authorities to which this Part applies

5.  This Part applies to an old authority in relation to which there is more than one successor authority.

Transfers of land

6.  Land vested in an old authority shall, subject to articles 16 and 17, vest in the new authority in whose area the land is situated.

Transfers of property other than land

7.—(1) Where, by virtue of article 6, land vests in a new authority, any property in or on that land, being property held by the old authority in whom the land was vested shall, subject to articles 11, 16, 17, 20 and 21, vest in the new authority in whom that land is vested.

(2) The expression “property in or on that land” shall include—

(a)vehicles and moveable property which are normally kept in or on such land when not in use, and

(b)records.

(3) Where, by virtue of section 263 of the Highways Act 1980, a highway vests in a new authority, any street furniture or equipment, including any signs or lighting systems of an old authority located in or near that highway, not being property transferred by virtue of paragraph (1), shall vest in the new authority.

Transfer of rights and liabilities

8.  Any rights or liabilities in respect of land or property transferred by articles 6 or 7 shall, subject to articles 9 to 13 and 22, vest in the body in which the land or, as the case may be, the property is vested.

Miscellaneous rights and liabilities

9.  Any rights or liabilities of an old authority under a contract of insurance or a contract for banking services entered into by that authority shall vest in the designated authority.

Secretary of State payments

10.—(1) Any rights, liabilities or duties of an old authority in respect of payments to or from the Secretary of State under any of the provisions specified in Part I of Schedule 1 shall vest in the designated authority.

(2) Any rights, liabilities or duties of an old authority in respect of payments to or from the Secretary of State in relation to grants out of the funds specified in Part II of Schedule 1 shall vest in the designated authority.

Transfers of residual property etc.

11.—(1) This paragraph applies to—

(a)property of an old authority consisting of cash or investments;

(b)rights or liabilities of an old authority in respect of such property;

(c)rights or liabilities of an old authority in respect of money borrowed by that authority; and

(d)any other property, rights or liabilities of an old authority which are not vested by virtue of any other provision of this Part.

(2) All the property, rights or liabilities to which paragraph (1) applies, shall, subject to articles 12, 13, 16, 17 and 19 to 22, vest in the designated authority.

Loan debt

12.—(1) Any liability of an old authority specified in column 1 of Schedule 2 in respect of the payment of interest and the repayment of principal outstanding immediately before 1st April 1996 pursuant to a loan agreement between that authority and the Public Works Loan Commissioners shall, subject to paragraph (2), fall to be discharged by the new authorities specified in relation to that authority in column 2 of that Schedule in the manner described in paragraphs (3) to (6).

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any instalment of principal or interest which was due for payment by an old authority on or before 31st March 1996 but remained unpaid immediately before 1st April 1996.

(3) Each new authority shall be liable for the repayment of the appropriate percentage of principal outstanding in relation to such a loan agreement.

(4) Each new authority shall discharge that part of the liability apportioned to it at the time and in the manner applicable to the loan agreement in question.

(5) Each new authority shall pay to the Public Works Loan Commissioners interest on that part of the liability apportioned to it at the rate and time and in the manner applicable to the loan agreement in question.

(6) In this article “the appropriate percentage” means the percentage specified in column 3 of Schedue 2 in relation to the new authority in question.

Cleddau Bridge debt

13.  Any liabilities of Dyfed County Council in respect of sums payable to the Secretary of State for Wales by way of repayment of a loan of four million pounds made to that council on 21st December 1979 in relation to the Cleddau Bridge, shall vest in Pembrokeshire County Council.

Rights and liabilities related to employment

14.  Any rights or liabilities of an old authority under or in connection with a contract of employment between the authority and a person who was an employee of that authority at any time before 1st April 1996 and who is not designated by an order made under section 42(1) of the 1994 Act shall, subject to articles 15, 16 and 19, vest in the designated authority.

Liabilities to pay compensation

15.—(1) Any rights, liabilities or duties of an old authority under the relevant provisions shall vest in the relevant administering authority.

(2) In this article—

“the relevant provisions” means—

(a)the Local Government (Compensation for Premature Retirement) Regulations 1982(16);

(b)Part III of the Teachers (Compensation for Redundancy and Premature Retirement) Regulations 1989(17); and

(c)paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Coroners Act 1988(18).

“the relevant administering authority” means—

(a)
in relation to Gwent County Council and Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, Torfaen County Borough Council;

(b)
in relation to Ogwr Borough Council, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council;

(c)
in relation to Colwyn Borough Council and Glynd—r District Council, Flintshire County Council; and

(d)
in relation to any other old authority, the designated authority.

PART IVVESTING OF MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTY, RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES

Specific transfers

16.—(1) Any property described in column 2 of Part I of Schedule 3 of an old authority named in column 1 shall vest in the body specified in that respect in column 3.

(2) Any property, rights or liabilities described in column 2 of Part II of Schedule 3 of an old authority or body named in column 1 shall vest in the new authority specified in that respect in column 3.

(3) Where, by virtue of paragraph (1), land vests in a body (“the transferee body”), any property in or on that land, being property vested in the old authority in whom the land was vested, shall, subject to articles 17, 20 and 21, vest in the transferee body.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3) the expression “property in or on that land” shall be construed in accordance with article 7(2) save that it shall not include property consisting of cash or investments and the expression “the transferee body” shall not include the Residuary Body.

(5) Any rights or liabilities in respect of land or property transferred by paragraphs (1), (2) or (3) save for rights or liabilities in respect of money borrowed by an old authority shall, subject to articles 9, 10 and 22, vest in the body in which the land or, as the case may be, the property is vested.

Property etc. relating to National Parks

17.—(1) Any property of an old authority which is used wholly in, and any rights or liabilities of an old authority arising out of, the discharge of functions by the authority in relation to a National Park through a National Park Committee, shall, subject to articles 14 and 15, vest in the National Park authority by which those functions become exercisable by virtue of the National Park Authorities (Wales) Order 1995(19).

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to—

(a)land vested by virtue of article 16,

(b)property consisting of cash or investments, or

(c)rights or liabilities in respect of money borrowed by an old authority.

Land vested in different bodies

18.—(1) This paragraph applies to any land parts of which are, by virtue of this Order, vested in different bodies.

(2) Where any easement or other right over one part (“the servient part”) of any land to which paragraph (1) applies is required to enable another such part (“the dominant part”) to be used, or to enable the full benefit of that part to be enjoyed, the body in which the dominant part is vested may serve notice (“the initial notice”) on the body in which the servient part is vested specifying the easement or other right required and demanding that it be granted on the terms specified in the notice (“the specified terms”).

(3) The body on which the initial notice is served shall grant the required easement or other right on the specified terms unless within 3 months of receiving the initial notice it serves a counter-notice stating that it does not agree that the easement or other right is so required or that it does not accept the specified terms.

(4) Any question as to whether an easement or other right is so required or as to the specified terms shall be determined by a person agreed on by the parties concerned or, in default of agreement, appointed by the Secretary of State.

(5) Section 31 of the Arbitration Act 1950(20) shall have effect for the purposes of a determination under paragraph (4) as if such a determination were an arbitration under any other Act within the meaning of that section.

Coroners

19.  All rights and liabilities of an old authority in its capacity as a relevant council for the purposes of the Coroners Act 1988(21) for coroners in a coroner’s district specified in column 1 of Schedule 4 to this Order, shall, subject to article 15, vest in the new authority specified in column 2 in relation to that district.

Archives

20.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), all records of an old authority which is a county council shall vest in, or, as the case may be, transfer to the custody of, the successor authorities in relation to that council.

(2) The records of Powys County Council and Swansea City Council, which exist immediately before 1st April 1996, shall vest in, or, as the case may be, transfer to the custody of, the councils of Powys and Swansea established under the 1994 Act respectively.

(3) Rights and liabilities of an old authority in respect of records shall vest in the authorities in which such records are vested, or, as the case may be, to which custody of such records is transferred by virtue of paragraph (1) or (2).

(4) In this article, “records” has the same meaning as in section 60 of the 1994 Act.

Records

21.—(1) Where by virtue of this Order land or property vests in a body, any records which relate exclusively to that land or property shall vest in the body.

(2) Where—

(a)by virtue of this Order records are vested in a body, and

(b)the property, rights, liabilities or functions to which they relate are vested in or are exercisable by another body on or after 1st April 1996,

that other body shall be entitled during ordinary office hours, through any person authorised in that behalf, to inspect those records and to take, or be supplied with, copies.

(3) The rights conferred by paragraph (2) above include the right to require any record which is not in legible form to be made available in legible form for the purposes of inspection or copying or being supplied with copies.

Contractual rights and liabilities

22.—(1) This paragraph applies to any rights or liabilities of an old authority in relation to a contract for the provision of services for, or the delivery of goods to, that authority.

(2) Any rights or liabilities to which paragraph (1) applies shall vest—

(a)where the contract relates exclusively to land or other property vested, by virtue of this Order, in one new authority, in that authority;

(b)where the contract relates exclusively to the area of one new authority, in that authority;

(c)where the contract relates to land or other property which is vested, by virtue of this Order, in two or more new authorities, in those authorities jointly and severally;

(d)where the contract relates to the area of two or more new authorities, in those authorities jointly and severally.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) and (c) the expressions “new authority” and “new authorities” shall include bodies in which property is vested by virtue of article 16 and Schedule 3 or, as the case may be, article 17.

(4) In this article “contract” includes any enforceable undertaking but does not include a contract of insurance or a contract for banking services.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Gwilym Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
8th March 1996

Article 10

SCHEDULE 1Secretary of State payments

PART I

1.  Section 1 of the Local Government (Social Need) Act 1969(22) (grants towards expenditure incurred in relation to urban areas of special social need).

2.  Section 28B of the National Health Service Act 1977(23) (payments towards expenditure on community services).

3.  Any regulations under section 21 of the Education Act 1980(24) (grants for education in Welsh).

4.  Any regulations under section 1 of the Education (Grants and Awards) Act 1984(25) (grants for education support and training).

5.  Section 429 of the Housing Act 1985(26) (the improvement for sale scheme).

6.  Section 516 of the Housing Act 1985 (contributions towards expenses incurred in making grants for the improvement, repair or conversion of houses).

7.  Section 569 of the Housing Act 1985 and section 139 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993(27) (contributions in respect of defective dwellings).

8.  Section 209 (grants in respect of mandatory awards) of the Education Reform Act 1988(28).

9.  Any regulations under section 210 (grants for the education of travellers and displaced persons) of the Education Reform Act 1988.

10.  Section 79 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(29) (Housing Revenue Account subsidy).

11.  Section 96 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (contributions by the Secretary of State towards expenditure incurred on renewal areas) and section 132 of the 1989 Act (contributions by the Secretary of State towards expenses incurred in paying grants towards the cost of improvements and repairs etc.).

12.  Section 165(4) to (9) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (which makes provision in respect of slum clearance subsidy).

13.  Section 4 of the Community Charges (General Reduction) Act 1991(30) (compensatory grants).

14.  Sections 135 (housing benefit finance), 137 (subsidy claims etc.) or 140 (council tax benefit subsidy) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(31).

15.  Any regulations or order made under sections 135, 137 or 140 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

PART II

European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund

European Regional Development Fund

European Social Fund

Article 12

SCHEDULE 2Transfers of loan debt

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old Authority
New Authority
Appropriate Percentage

Blaenau Gwent Borough Council
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
97.052964

Monmouthshire County Council
2.947036

Clwyd County Council
Aberconwy and Colwyn County Borough Council
13.350376

Flintshire County Council
34.804516

Powys County Council
0.385506

Denbighshire County Council
21.873907

Wrexham County Borough Council
29.585695

Colwyn Borough Council
Aberconwy and Colwyn County Borough Council
96.626906

Denbighshire County Council
3.373094

Dyfed County Council
Cardiganshire County Council
18.853330

Carmarthenshire County Council
45.713674

Pembrokeshire County Council
35.432996

Glyndŵr Borough Council
Denbighshire County Council
75.558088

Wrexham County Borough Council
21.201047

Powys County Council
3.240865

Gwent County Council
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
16.209350

Caerphilly County Borough Council
14.762548

Monmouthshire County Council
18.617368

Newport County Borough Council
30.383492

Torfaen County Borough Council
20.027242

Gwynedd County Council
Aberconwy and Colwyn County Borough Council
22.870224

Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council
48.669774

Anglesey County Council
28.460002

Lliw Valley Borough Council
Swansea County Council
42.173695

Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council
57.826305

Mid Glamorgan County Council
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
10.921058

Bridgend County Borough Council
24.041644

The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council
0.801798

Caerphilly County Borough Council
19.148213

Cardiff County Council
1.191862

Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council
43.895425

Ogwr Borough Council
Bridgend County Borough Council
99.054244

The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council
0.945756

South Glamorgan County Council
Cardiff County Council
72.336320

The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council
27.633680

Taff-Ely Borough Council
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council
96.448183

Cardiff County Council
3.551817

West Glamorgan County Council
Swansea County Council
62.243457

Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council
37.756543

Article 16

SCHEDULE 3Specific Transfers

PART I

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old Authority
Description of Property
Body to which property is transferred

Gwynedd County Council
Former Residential Home known as Tŷ'r Felin, Maesgeirchen, Bangor
The Residuary Body


2 and 13 Castle Street, Caernarfon



3, 12, 14 and 18 High Street, Caernarfon



Former National Park Offices and site of car park off Cambrian View, Penrhyndeudraeth



The former Magistrates' Court, High Street, Bala


Arfon Borough Council
10 Ainon Road, Bangor


Clwyd County Council
Social Services Offices, Chester Street, Flint



Phase iv, Shire Hall, Mold


Delyn Borough Council
Unit 7, Castle Park, Flint


Delyn Borough Council
Civic Offices and adjoining public car park, Coleshill Street, Holywell
The Residuary Body

Mid Glamorgan County Council
County Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff



Offices known as Greyfriars House and Greyfriars Road Offices, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff and the adjoining land and car park to the east, off Park Place, Cardiff



Glamorgan Councils Staff Club, 17 Westgate Street, Cardiff



Ogmore Residential Education Centre, Ogmore-by-Sea


Dinefwr Borough Council
11 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo


Llanelli Borough Council
3 and 5 Goring Road, Llanelli


Dyfed County Council
17 and 17a Goring Road, Llanelli




Trading Standards Office, Heol Goffa, Llanelli, being the whole of the land comprised in Land Registry title No. WA 103585




9 Swansea Road, Llanelli



Penlan Road Offices, Brewery Road, Carmarthen


Mid Glamorgan County Council and South Glamorgan County Council

Leasehold interest in Dyffryn House and Gardens, St. Nicholas



Gwynedd County Council
Madryn Fields Nature Reserve, Llanfairfechan
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council and Aberconwy and Colwyn County Borough Council


Education offices at Castle Street, Caernarfon
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council and Anglesey County Council

Clwyd County Council
Bryn Llwyn Farm, comprising approximately 59.57 hectares of land at Gwaenysgor
Denbighshire County Council

Clwyd County Council
Hartley Farm, comprising approximately 34.86 hectares of land at Caerwys
Flintshire County Council


Land at Foryd Harbour, Kinmel Bay
Denbighshire County Council

Gwent County Council
Llanfair Farm, comprising approximately 20.27 hectares of land at Llanfair Discoed, Chepstow
Monmouthshire County Council and Newport County Borough Council


Windmill Farm, comprising approximately 12.1 hectares of land at Llanfaches, Newport



County Hall, Cwmbran
Monmouthshire County Council and Torfaen County Borough Council


Park Farm, comprising approximately 33 hectares of land at Bettws, Newport
Torfaen County Borough Council and Newport Borough Council


Petty sessional court-houses and other accommodation provided for the purposes section 55(1) of the Justices of the Peace Act 1979(32), except the Sessions House, Usk
Newport County Borough Council


Site of the former Larkfield School, Newport Road, Chepstow



Talybont Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Station Road, Talybont


Mid Glamorgan County Council
Petty sessional court-houses and other accommodation in the district of Rhymney Valley provided for the purposes of section 55(1) of the Justices of the Peace Act 1979



Dolygaer Outdoor Education Centre, Pontsticill
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council


Mid Glamorgan Science Park, Ewenny Road, Bridgend, being the whole of the land comprised in Land Registry title No. WA 685557
Bridgend County Borough Council

Mid Glamorgan County Council
Day Care Centre, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, being the whole of the land comprised in Land Registry title No. WA 338892
Bridgend County Borough Council

Ogwr Borough Council
Heronstone Lane Caravan Site, Heronstone Lane, Ewenny


Mid Glamorgan County Council
Land at Phase 2 and 3, Sony Technology Park, Pencoed
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council and Bridgend County Borough Council


Leasehold interest in Public Analyst Laboratory, The Parade, Cardiff
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council

South Glamorgan County Council
Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre, Libanus, Brecon
Cardiff County Council


The Passenger Carrying Vessel “Lewis Alexander”
The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council

Lliw Valley Borough Council
Land at Parc Howard, Cwmgors, Cwmllynfell, being the whole of the land comprised in Land Registry title No. NA 648822
Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dyfed County Council
County Council offices and land at St. Thomas' Green and Winch Lane, Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire County Council


Land at Poppit Sands, St. Dogmaels, Cardigan
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Aberconwy Borough Council
Land and car park at Chwarel Ddu, Dolwyddelan
Snowdonia National Park Authority

Gwynedd County Council
Wardens' Centre, High Street, Penrhyndeudraeth


Mid Glamorgan County Council
Occupational Health Centre, Lanelay, Pontyclun
South Wales Fire Authority

West Glamorgan County Council
Highway Depot, Jersey Marine, Swansea
Mid and West Wales Fire Authority

Dyfed County Council
Probation Headquarters, Llangunnor Road, Carmarthen
Dyfed Probation Committee


7A and 7B Water Street, Carmarthen



23 Grays Inn Road Aberystwyth



45 Law Street, Pembroke



2 Margaret Street, Ammanford



1 West End, Llanelli



Leasehold interest in Adelphi Buildings, 6 Pendre, Cardigan


PART II

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old Authority or Body
Description of Property etc.
Authority to which property etc. is transferred

Milford Port Health Authority
All property rights and liabilities
Pembrokeshire County Council

The County Councils of Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Gwynedd, Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan and Powys
All property, rights and liabilities held or arising in connection with the discharge of the functions of the Welsh Joint Education Committee(33)
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council

Clwyd County Council, Gwynedd County Council, and Dyfed County Council
All property, rights and liabilities held or arising in connection with the discharge of the functions of the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee
Flintshire County Council, Denbighshire County Council, Aberconwy and Colwyn County Borough Council, Anglesey County Council, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council, and Cardiganshire County Council

Dyfed County Council, West Glamorgan County Council, Mid Glamorgan County Council and South Glamorgan County Council
All property, rights and liabilities held or arising in connection with the discharge of the functions of the South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee
Cardiff County Council, The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council, Bridgend County Borough Council, Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council, Swansea County Council, Carmarthenshire County Council, and Pembrokeshire County Council

Article 19

SCHEDULE 4Coroners

(1)
(2)

Coroner’s district
New authority

Mid Glamorgan
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff County Borough Council

South Glamorgan
The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council

Dyfed Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council

Dyfed Ceredigion
Cardiganshire County Council

Dyfed Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire County Council

Gwynedd Eryri
Denbighshire County Council

Clwyd West
Denbighshire County Council

Gwent
Newport County Borough Council

West Glamorgan
Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council

Clwyd East
Wrexham County Borough Council

Clwyd South
Wrexham County Borough Council

Gwynedd Llŷn ac Eifionydd
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council

Gwynedd Meirionnydd
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council

Gwynedd Ynys Môn
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire County Council

Swansea and Gower
Swansea County Council

Powys
Powys County Council

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order makes provision for the transfer of property, rights and liabilities of the existing district and county councils and a joint board which cease to exist on 1st April 1996 by virtue of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994.
Part I of the Order provides for its citation, commencement and interpretation and excludes from its application property, rights and liabilities for which separate provision is made in the 1994 Act or in other Acts or statutory instruments.
Part II of the Order makes general provision for the transfer of property, rights and liabilities of existing district and county councils in relation to which bodies there is a single successor.
Part III of the Order makes provision for the transfer of property, rights and liabilities of existing councils in relation to which there is more than one successor.
Article 6 provides for the transfer of land according to its location and article 7 provides for moveable and other property located or normally stored on such land to transfer to the body to which the land is transferred.
Article 8 makes provision for the transfer of rights and liabilities in respect of such land or property to the body to which the land or property is transferred.
Article 9 makes specific provision for rights and liabilities arising out of insurance contracts and contracts for banking services.
Article 10 and Schedule 1 provide for rights, liabilities and duties in relation to provisions in respect of certain grants.
Article 11 makes provision for certain residual property, rights and liabilities to be transferred to a designated authority.
Article 12 and Schedule 2 make provision for the apportionment of Public Works Loan Board debt between authorities.
Article 13 makes specific provision in relation to a debt of Dyfed County Council in respect of the Cleddau Bridge.
Articles 14 and 15 make provision for the transfer of certain rights and liabilities in relation to local authority employees.
Part IV of the Order contains miscellaneous provisions.
Article 16 provides for transfers of specific property, rights and liabilities described in Schedule 3. Article 17 makes provision for the transfer of National Park property, rights and liabilities. Article 18 provides for the grant of rights which are required for the better use and enjoyment of a landholding which has been split. Article 19 provides for the transfer of certain rights and liabilities in relation to coroners.
Article 20 provides for the transfer of archives and related rights and liabilities. Article 21 makes provision for the transfer of records and for related rights of access and inspection.
Article 22 makes provision for the transfer of certain rights and liabilities under contracts for the provision of services for, or delivery of goods to, an existing council.


(1)
1994 c. 19.

(2)
1987 c. 22.

(3)
1982 c. 50.

(4)
A council has been designated in relation to each old authority; see the Local Authorities (Closure of Accounts) (Wales) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/1043).

(5)
1978 c. 30.

(6)
Section 49 of the 1994 Act is supplemented and modified by the Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Charities) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/183).

(7)
1980 c. 66.

(8)
1914 c. 91.

(9)
Provision is made for the vesting of Welsh Church Act property and related rights and liabilities in the new authorities specified in the Welsh Church Act Funds (Designation and Specification) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/344).

(10)
1995 c. 25. The schemes to which reference is made relate to the transfer of property, rights and liabilities from waste regulation authorities to the Environment Agency.

(11)
S.I. 1995/1985.

(12)
S.I. 1994/3025 as amended by S.I. 1996/456.

(13)
Such provision is contained in the combination schemes set out in the Schedule to S.I. 1995/3218, 3229 and 3230 respectively.

(14)
S.I. 1995/3106.

(15)
1993 c. 10.

(16)
S.I. 1982/1009 as amended by S.I. 1984/740, 1986/151, 1988/466, 1989/372, 1989/1139, 1990/2380, 1992/2432, 1993/2890, 1994/3025 and 1995/817.

(17)
S.I. 1989/298 as amended by S.I. 1989/1139 and 1994/1059.

(18)
1988 c. 13.

(19)
S.I. 1995/2803.

(20)
1950 c. 27; section 31 was repealed in part by the Arbitration Act 1975 (c. 3), section 8(2), and amended by the Arbitration Act 1979 (c. 42), section 7(1).

(21)
1988 c. 13.

(22)
1969 c. 2.

(23)
1977 c. 49; section 28B was inserted by section 1 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41).

(24)
1980 c. 20.

(25)
1984 c. 11; section 1 was amended by section 278 of the Education Act 1993 (c. 35).

(26)
1985 c. 68.

(27)
1993 c. 28.

(28)
1988 c. 40.

(29)
1989 c. 42.

(30)
1991 c. 9.

(31)
1992 c. 5; section 140 was amended by paragraph 21 of Schedule 9 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14).

(32)
1979 c. 55.

(33)
The orders constituting the Welsh Joint Education Committee are revoked with effect from 1st April 1996 by virtue of the Welsh Joint Education Committee (Revocation) Order 1995.
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