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Local Government Bill

This is the text of the Local Government Bill, as amended on Report in the House of Lords and printed on 17th June 1999.

 
 
  
Local Government Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
BEST VALUE
Best value authorities
Clause 
1.Best value authorities.
2.Power to extend or disapply.

Duties
3.The general duty.
4.Performance indicators and standards.
5.Best value reviews.
6.Best value performance plans.

Audit of best value performance plans
7.Audit.
8.Code of practice and fees.
9.Response to audit.

Best value inspections
10.Inspections.
11.Inspectors' powers and duties.
12.Fees.
13.Reports.
14.Inspections: housing benefit and council tax benefit.
15.Secretary of State's powers.

Exercise of functions by best value authorities
16.Power to modify enactments and confer new powers.
17.Orders under section 16: procedure.
18.Contracting out.
19.Contracts: exclusion of non-commercial considerations.
20.Publication of information.

General
21.Transition from compulsory competitive tendering to best value.
22.Audit Commission.
23.Accounts.
24.Police Act 1996.
25.Coordination of inspections, &c.
26.Guidance.
27.Commencement.
28.Orders and regulations.
29.Modifications for Wales.

PART II
REGULATION OF COUNCIL TAX AND PRECEPTS
30.Limitation of council tax and precepts.
31.Major precepting authorities: further regulation.

PART III
GENERAL
32.Meaning of financial year.
33.Finance.
34.Repeals.
35.Extent.
36.Short title.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Limitation of Council Tax and Precepts.
    Part I-The New Chapter.
    Part II-Other Amendments.
    Schedule 2-Repeals.
 


 
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