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Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill
Part 5 — General

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 25    Commencement

     (1)    The preceding provisions of this Act come into force at the end of the period of

two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

     (2)    Subsection (1) does not apply to—

           (a)           Part 2;

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           (b)           Part 4.

 26    Regions

In this Act a region is a region (except London) specified in Schedule 1 to the

Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45).

 27    Orders and regulations

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     (1)    A power in this Act to make an order or regulations must be exercised by

statutory instrument.

     (2)    But a statutory instrument must not be made unless a draft of the order or

regulations (as the case may be) has been laid before Parliament and approved

by a resolution of each House.

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     (3)    An order or regulations—

           (a)           may contain such consequential, incidental, supplementary or

transitional provision or savings (including provision amending,

repealing or revoking enactments) as the person making the order or

regulations thinks appropriate;

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           (b)           may make different provision for different purposes.

     (4)    If a draft of an instrument to which subsection (5) applies would apart from

this section be treated for the purposes of the Standing Orders of either House

of Parliament as a hybrid instrument it must proceed in that House as if it were

not such an instrument.

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     (5)    This subsection applies to an instrument made under—

           (a)           Part 1 of this Act;

           (b)           section 15 of this Act;

           (c)           section 129(1) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act

2000 (c. 41) to the extent that it is made for the purpose of a referendum

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held in pursuance of an order under section 1 of this Act.

 28    Expenditure

     (1)    The following amounts are to be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

           (a)           any expenditure of a Minister of the Crown in connection with a

referendum held in pursuance of an order under section 1;

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           (b)           any expenditure of the Secretary of State under sections 17, 22 and 23;

           (c)           any expenditure of the Secretary of State in preparation for elected

regional assemblies;

           (d)           any expenditure of the Secretary of State in connection with the transfer

of any function to such an assembly;

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           (e)           any increase attributable to this Act in the sums so payable under any

other enactment.

 

 

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Part 5 — General

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     (2)    There are to be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund any sums

required to meet the expenditure of the Electoral Commission under section 9.

 29    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003.

 

 

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill
Schedule — Amendments

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Schedule

Section 15

 

Amendments

Fire Services Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo 6 c. 41)

  1       (1)      The Fire Services Act 1947 is amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 6(2A) (Secretary of State to consider representations on certain

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combination schemes, but not required to cause public local inquiry), in

paragraph (a) after “of that Part)” there is inserted “or an order under section

15 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003 containing such

provision”.

          (3)      In section 10 (power to make schemes in advance of alteration of local

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government areas) after “1992” there is inserted “or section 15 of the

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.

Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)

  2        In section 1(1A)(e) of the Coroners Act 1988 (appointment of coroners) at the

end there is added “or section 15 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations)

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Act 2003”.

Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

  3       (1)      The Local Government Finance Act 1988 is amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 74(2A) (councils subject to levy) at the end there is added “or

section 15 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.

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          (3)      In section 89(2A) (establishment of collection fund by certain councils) after

“1992” there is inserted “or section 15 of the Regional Assemblies

(Preparations) Act 2003”.

          (4)      In section 91 (general funds)—

              (a)             in subsection (1)(aa) after “1992” there is inserted “or section 15 of the

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Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”;

              (b)             in subsection (3A) after “1992” there is inserted “or section 15 of the

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.

Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

  4        In the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 in section 39(1) (authorities

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subject to Part 4) in paragraph (ib) after “1992” there is inserted “or section

15 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003”.

 

 

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