The Local Government Act 1999 (Commencement) (Wales) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-09-28

Welsh Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 2815 (C.70) (W.16)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES
The Local Government Act 1999 (Commencement) (Wales) Order 1999

Made
28th September 1999

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Order in exercise of the powers given to it by section 27(3) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1999(1)

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Local Government Act 1999 (Commencement) (Wales) Order 1999.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Local Government Act 1999.

Provisions coming into force on 1st October 1999

2.  The following provisions of the Act shall come into force in relation to Wales on 1st October 1999 —

section 1(1)(a), (b) and (g), (3) and (5)(a),

section 2(1), (2), (3) and (5), 9

section 3(2), (3) and (4),

section 4(1), (2), (3) and (4),

section 5(2), (4), (5), (6) and (7),

section 6,

section 8(2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7),

section 10(4),

section 12(1) and (4),

section 19(1), (2) and (4),

section 20,

section 22,

section 23,

section 25(1), (2)(a), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) and (3).

section 26.

Provisions coming into force on 1st April 2000

3.  The following provisions of the Act shall come into force in relation to Wales on 1st April 2000 —

section 3(1),

section 4(5),

section 5(1) and (3),

section 7,

section 8(1),

section 9,

section 10(1), (2) and (3),

section 11,

section 12(2) and (3),

section 13,

section 15.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998.

D. Elis Thomas
Presiding Officer of the Assembly
28th September 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force in relation to Wales provisions of Part I of the Local Government Act 1999 (“the Act”). These provisions impose on local and other authorities requirements in connection with economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Section 27(3) of the Act gives the National Assembly for Wales power to bring those provisions into force in relation to Wales before the time appointed by section 27(1).
Article 2 of this Order brings the following provisions of the Act into force in relation to Wales on 1st October 1999 —

section 1(1)(a), (b) and (g), (3) and (5)(a) (best value authorities: definition).

section 2(1), (2), (3) and (5) (power to extend or disapply).

section 3(2), (3) and (4) (the general duty: consultation, definition of “representatives” and guidance).

section 4(1), (2), (3) and (4) (performance indicators and standards).

section 5(2), (4), (5), (6) and (7) (best value reviews: orders and guidance).

section 6 (best value performance plans).

section 8(2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) (code of practice and fees).

section 10(4) (inspections: guidance).

section 12(1) and (4) (fees: prescription).

section 19(1), (2) and (4) (contracts: exclusion of non-commercial considerations).

section 20 (publication of information).

section 22 (Audit Commission).

section 23 (accounts).

section 25(1), (2)(a), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) and (3) (co-ordination of inspections &c).

section 26 (guidance: general).

Article 3 of this Order brings the following provisions of the Act into force in relation to Wales on 1st April 2000 —

section 3(1) (the general duty).

section 4(5) (duty of best value authorities to meet performance standards).

section 5(1) and (3) (obligation of best value authorities to conduct reviews).

section 7 (audit of best value performance plans).

section 8(1) (obligation of auditor to have regard to any code of practice issued under section 8).

section 9 (response to audit).

section 10(1), (2) and (3) (best value inspections by the Audit Commission).

section 11 (inspectors' powers and duties).

section 12(2) and (3) (fees payable for best value inspections).

section 13 (inspection reports).

section 15 (enforcement powers).

(1)
1999 c. 27
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