The Local Government (Relevant Date) (Scotland) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-07-18

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1894 (S.140)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SCOTLAND
The Local Government (Relevant Date) (Scotland) Order 1995

Made
18th July 1995

Coming into force
31st July 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 55(3) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Local Government (Relevant Date) (Scotland) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 31st July 1995.

(2) In this Order, “the 1994 Act” means the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

Relevant Dates

2.  Except as provided in article 3 below, the relevant date for the purposes of section 55 of the 1994 Act is hereby determined to be 1st September 1995.

3.  The relevant date for the purposes of section 55 of the 1994 Act in respect of the consent required of the relevant successor authorities specified in section 55(7)(b) and (8)(b) of the 1994 Act is hereby determined to be the date 28 days after the constitution of the relevant successor authority.

George Kynoch
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
18th July 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order determines 1st September 1995 as the date on and after which certain disposals of land and contracts specified in section 55 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 cannot be made or entered into by an existing authority without the consent of the appropriate successor authority or, in certain cases, the Secretary of State. Where the successor is a new police or fire joint board however the relevant date is 28 days after the constitution of that joint board.

(1)
1994 c. 39.
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