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(c) after “(c. 22)” insert , or

(b) corresponding functions of an overview and scrutiny
committee appointed under section 9JA of that Act.

85 (1) Section 247 (application to the City of London) is amended as follows.

(2) 5In subsection (1) for “section 21(2)(f)” substitute “section 9F(2)(f)”.

(3) In subsection (3)—

(a) for “Section 21” substitute “Section 9F”,

(b) in paragraph (a) for “(3), (5) and (9)” substitute “(4)”, and

(c) omit paragraphs (b) to (d).

(4) 10After subsection (3) insert—

(3A) Section 9FA of the Local Government Act 2000 applies as if such a
committee were an overview and scrutiny committee and as if the
Common Council were a local authority, but with the omission—

(a) of subsection (3),

(b) 15in subsection (6), of paragraph (b), and

(c) in subsection (8)(a), of the reference to members of the
executive.

(5) In subsection (4)—

(a) for “and (3)” substitute “to (3A)”, and

(b) 20for “section 21(2)” substitute “section 9F(2)”.

86 After section 247 (application to the City of London) insert—

247A Application to certain other local authorities without overview and
scrutiny committees

(1) This section applies to a local authority (“Authority A”) that—

(a) 25is—

(i) a county council in England,

(ii) a London borough council, or

(iii) a district council for an area for which there is no
county council,

(b) 30does not operate executive arrangements, and

(c) has not appointed an overview and scrutiny committee
under section 9JA of the Local Government Act 2000 (“the
2000 Act”).

(2) Authority A must establish a committee which has, in relation to
35Authority A’s area, the functions which under section 9F(2)(f) of the
2000 Act the overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority
operating executive arrangements (“Authority B”) has in relation
Authority B’s area.

(3) In relation to the committee established by Authority A under
40subsection (2)—

(a) sections 244(2) to (4), 245 and 246 (and Schedule 17 to this Act
and Schedule 11 to the National Health Service (Wales) Act
2006) apply as if the committee were an overview and
scrutiny committee,

(b) 45section 9F of the 2000 Act applies as if—

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(i) the committee were an overview and scrutiny
committee,

(ii) subsections (1) to (4) were omitted, and

(iii) in subsection (5) for paragraphs (a) to (c) there were
5substituted “its functions under section 247A(2) of the
National Health Service Act 2006”,

(c) section 9FA of the 2000 Act applies as if—

(i) the committee were an overview and scrutiny
committee,

(ii) 10subsection (3) were omitted, and

(iii) in subsection (8)(a) the reference to members of the
executive were a reference to members of the
authority, and

(d) paragraphs 11 to 13 of Schedule A1 to the 2000 Act apply as
15if the committee were an overview and scrutiny committee.

(4) In the provisions as applied by subsection (3) references to functions
under any provision of section 9F(2) of the 2000 Act are, in the case
of a committee established by Authority A under subsection (2),
references to the committee’s functions under subsection (2).

(5) 20In this section “executive arrangements” means executive
arrangements under Part 1A of the 2000 Act.

Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48)Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48)

87 The Police and Justice Act 2006 is amended as follows.

88 (1) Section 19 (local authority scrutiny of crime and disorder matters) is
25amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3)(a)—

(a) after the first “section” insert “9F(2) or”, and

(b) after the second “section” insert “9JA(2) or”.

(3) In subsection (9) omit “(within the meaning of Part 2 of the Local
30Government Act 2000 (c. 22)Local
30Government Act 2000 (c. 22))”.

(4) After subsection (9) insert—

(9A) In subsection (9) “overview and scrutiny committee” means—

(a) in relation to England, an overview and scrutiny committee
within the meaning of Chapter 2 of Part 1A of the Local
35Government Act 2000 (see section 9F of that Act), and

(b) in relation to Wales, an overview and scrutiny committee
within the meaning of Part 2 of that Act (see section 21 of that
Act).

(9B) In the case of a local authority that operates a committee system and
40has appointed one or more overview and scrutiny committees under
section 9JA of the Local Government Act 2000, the crime and
disorder committee is to be one of those committees.

(5) In subsection (10) for the words from “not” to “Act 2000” substitute “in cases
that are not within subsection (9) or (9B)”.

(6) 45In subsection (11)—

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(a) before the definition of “crime and disorder functions” insert—

(b) 5in the definition of “executive arrangements” for the words from the
second “executive” to the end substitute

(a) in relation to England, executive arrangements under
Part 1A of the Local Government Act 2000, and

(b) in relation to Wales, executive arrangements under
10Part 2 of that Act;.

89 In Schedule 8 (further provision about crime and disorder committees of
certain local authorities) in paragraph 1(1)—

(a) after “authority” insert

(a),

(b) 15after “Part” insert “1A or”, and

(c) after “(c. 22)” insert , and

(b) that has not appointed an overview and scrutiny
committee under section 9JA of that Act.

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20)2009 (c. 20)

90 (1) 20Sub-paragraph (2) has effect if this paragraph comes into force before the
coming into force of section 29 (which repeals the provisions about local
authority petitions in Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic
Development and Construction Act 2009).

(2) In section 16(5) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and
25Construction Act 2009 (petitions calling officers to account) for the “and” at
the end of paragraph (b) substitute—

(ba) if the authority has made the arrangements in section 9HA(2)
of the Local Government Act 2000 (mayoral management
arrangements: mayor to be chief executive etc), the
30authority’s elected mayor, and.

Section 15

SCHEDULE 4 Conduct of local government members

Part 1 Amendments of existing provisions

35Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

1 In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments etc
subject to investigation) omit the entry for the Standards Board for England.

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House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

2 In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975
(bodies of which all members are disqualified) omit the entry for the
Standards Board for England.

5Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

3 In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification
Act 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified) omit the entry for
the Standards Board for England.

Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

4 10In Part 3 of Schedule 1A to the Race Relations Act 1976 (bodies and other
persons subject to general statutory duty) omit the entry for the Standards
Board for England.

Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

5 (1) Section 3A of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (grant and
15supervision of exemptions from political restriction: England) is amended as
follows.

(2) In subsection (1)—

(a) for “standards committee” substitute “head of paid service”,

(b) omit “which is a relevant authority”,

(c) 20in paragraph (a) for “committee” substitute “head of paid service”,
and

(d) in that paragraph and paragraph (b) omit “relevant”.

(3) In subsection (2)(a) omit “relevant”.

(4) In subsection (3)—

(a) 25for “standards committee” substitute “head of paid service”,

(b) for “committee” substitute “head of paid service”, and

(c) in paragraph (b) omit “relevant”.

(5) In subsection (4)—

(a) for “standards committee” substitute “local authority’s head of paid
30service”,

(b) for “committee” substitute “head of paid service”, and

(c) in paragraph (b)(i) omit “relevant”.

(6) Omit subsection (5).

(7) In subsection (6)—

(a) 35omit “which is a relevant authority”, and

(b) in paragraph (a)—

(i) for “standards committee” substitute “head of paid service”,

(ii) for “committee” substitute “head of paid service”, and

(iii) omit “its”.

(8) 40In subsection (7)—

(a) omit “its”, and

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(b) for “standards committee” substitute “local authority’s head of paid
service”.

(9) After that subsection insert—

(7A) In carrying out functions under this section a local authority’s head
5of paid service must consult the monitoring officer of that authority
(unless they are the same person).

(7B) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the
application of this section to a local authority that is not required to
designate one of its officers as the head of its paid service.

(7C) 10Regulations under subsection (7B) may apply any provisions of this
section (with or without modifications) to an authority to which they
apply.

(10) Omit subsections (8) to (10).

Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)

6 15The Local Government Act 2000 is amended as follows.

7 (1) Section 49 (principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities)
is amended as follows.

(2) Omit subsection (1).

(3) In subsection (2) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”.

(4) 20Omit subsections (2C), (3) and (4).

(5) In subsection (5)(a) omit “in Wales”.

(6) In subsection (6)—

(a) in paragraph (a) at the end insert “in Wales”,

(b) omit paragraphs (c) to (e),

(c) 25omit paragraphs (g) to (k),

(d) in paragraph (l) after “authority” insert “in Wales”,

(e) omit paragraphs (m) to (o), and

(f) in paragraph (p) after “authority” insert “in Wales”.

8 (1) Section 50 (model code of conduct) is amended as follows.

(2) 30Omit subsection (1).

(3) In subsection (2) omit “in Wales other than police authorities”.

(4) In subsection (3) omit “(1) or”.

(5) In subsection (4)(a) omit—

(a) “49(1) or”, and

(b) 35“(as the case may be)”.

(6) Omit subsections (4C) and (4D).

(7) In subsection (5) omit “the Secretary of State or”.

(8) Omit subsections (6) and (7).

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9 (1) Section 51 (duty of relevant authorities to adopt codes of conduct) is
amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (4C) omit the words from “by a” to “police authority”.

(3) In subsection (6)(c)—

(a) 5omit sub-paragraph (i), and

(b) in sub-paragraph (ii) omit the words from “in the case” to “in
Wales,”.

10 In section 52(2) (power for prescribed form of declaration of acceptance of
office to include undertaking to observe code of conduct) after “1972” insert
10“in relation to a relevant authority”.

11 (1) Section 53 (standards committees) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2) omit “parish council or”.

(3) Omit subsections (3) to (10).

(4) In subsection (11)—

(a) 15in paragraph (a) omit “in Wales other than police authorities”, and

(b) in paragraph (k) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”.

(5) In subsection (12) omit “(6)(c) to (f) or”.

12 (1) Section 54 (functions of standards committees) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit subsection (4).

(3) 20In subsection (5) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”.

(4) Omit subsection (6).

(5) In subsection (7) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”.

13 (1) Section 54A (sub-committees of standards committees) is amended as
follows.

(2) 25In subsection (3) omit “, but this is subject to section 55(7)(b)”.

(3) Omit subsection (4).

(4) In subsection (5) omit “in Wales other than a police authority”.

(5) In subsection (6)—

(a) omit “section 55(5) and to”, and

(b) 30for “53(6)(a) or (11)(a)” substitute “53(11)(a)”.

14 Omit section 55 (standards committees for parish councils).

15 Omit section 56A (joint committees of relevant authorities in England).

16 Omit section 57 (Standards Board for England).

17 Omit section 57A (written allegations: right to make, and initial assessment).

18 35Omit section 57B (right to request review of decision not to act).

19 Omit section 57C (information to be given to subject of allegation).

20 Omit section 57D (power to suspend standards committee’s functions).

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21 Omit section 58 (allegations referred to Standards Board).

22 Omit section 59 (functions of ethical standards officers).

23 Omit section 60 (conduct of investigations).

24 Omit section 61 (procedure in respect of investigations).

25 5Omit section 62 (investigations: further provisions).

26 Omit section 63 (restrictions on disclosure of information).

27 Omit section 64 (reports etc).

28 Omit section 65 (interim reports).

29 Omit section 65A (disclosure by monitoring officers of ethical standards
10officers’ reports).

30 Omit section 66 (matters referred to monitoring officers).

31 Omit section 66A (references to First-tier Tribunal).

32 Omit section 66B (periodic returns).

33 Omit section 66C (information requests).

34 15Omit section 67 (consultation with ombudsmen).

35 In section 68(2) (guidance by Public Services Ombudsman for Wales)—

(a) in paragraph (a)—

(i) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”, and

(ii) for “such” substitute “those”, and

(b) 20in paragraph (b) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”.

36 (1) Section 69 (investigations by the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales) is
amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) omit “in Wales” in both places.

(3) In subsection (5) omit “in Wales”.

37 (1) 25Section 70 (investigations: further provisions) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2)(a), after “63” insert “as those sections had effect
immediately before their repeal by the Localism Act 2011”.

(3) In subsection (5) omit “in Wales”.

38 In section 71(4) (reports etc) omit “in Wales”.

39 30In section 72(6) (interim reports) omit “in Wales”.

40 In section 73 (matters referred to monitoring officers) omit subsection (6).

41 In section 77(7) (offence of failure to comply with regulations about
adjudications in Wales or equivalent provisions of Tribunal Procedure
Rules) omit the words from “, or with” to “First-tier Tribunal,”.

42 (1) 35Section 78 (decisions of the First-tier Tribunal or interim case tribunals) is
amended as follows.

(2) In the heading omit “the First-tier Tribunal or”.

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(3) In subsection (1)—

(a) omit “the First-tier Tribunal or”, and

(b) in paragraph (a) omit “65(3) or”.

(4) In subsection (2) for “the tribunal concerned” substitute “the interim case
5tribunal”.

(5) In subsection (3) for “the tribunal concerned” substitute “the interim case
tribunal”.

(6) Omit subsection (4).

(7) In subsection (6) omit “78A or”.

(8) 10In subsection (8A)—

(a) omit paragraph (a), and

(b) in paragraph (b) omit “where the relevant authority concerned is in
Wales,”.

(9) In subsection (9) omit—

(a) 15“The First-tier Tribunal or (as the case may be)”, and

(b) “59 or”.

(10) Omit subsections (9A) to (9D).

43 Omit section 78A (decisions of First-tier Tribunal).

44 Omit section 78B (section 78A: supplementary).

45 20In section 79(13) (decisions of case tribunals: Wales) in subsection (13) omit
“in Wales”.

46 (1) Section 80 (recommendations by First-tier Tribunal or case tribunals) is
amended as follows.

(2) In the heading omit “First-tier Tribunal or”.

(3) 25In subsection (1) omit “the First-tier Tribunal or”.

(4) In subsection (2) for “The tribunal concerned” substitute “A case tribunal”.

(5) In subsection (3) for “relevant person” substitute “Public Services
Ombudsman for Wales”.

(6) In subsection (5) for “relevant person” in both places substitute “Public
30Services Ombudsman for Wales”.

(7) Omit subsection (6).

47 (1) Section 81 (disclosure and registration of members’ interests) is amended as
follows.

(2) In subsection (5) for “Secretary of State” substitute “Welsh Ministers”.

(3) 35In subsection (7)—

(a) omit paragraph (b), and

(b) in paragraph (c) omit “it if is a relevant authority in Wales,”.

(4) Omit subsection (8).

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48 (1) Section 82 (code of conduct for local government employees) is amended as
follows.

(2) Omit subsection (1).

(3) In subsection (2) omit “in Wales (other than police authorities)”.

(4) 5In subsection (3) omit “(1) or”.

(5) Omit subsections (4) and (5).

(6) In subsection (6)(a)—

(a) omit “in Wales”, and

(b) for “such” substitute “those”.

(7) 10In paragraph (9) omit—

(a) paragraph (a), and

(b) in paragraph (b) “in relation to Wales,”.

49 In section 82A (monitoring officers: delegation of functions under Part 3),
omit “57A, 60(2) or (3), 64(2) or (4),”.

50 (1) 15Section 83 (interpretation of Part 3) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)—

(a) omit the definitions of—

(i) “the Audit Commission”,

(ii) “ethical standards officer”, and

(iii) 20“police authority”, and

(b) in the definition of “model code of conduct” omit “(1) and”.

(3) Omit subsections (4), (12), (15) and (16).

51 In section 105(6) (orders and regulations) omit “, 49, 63(1)(j)”.

52 Omit Schedule 4 (Standards Board for England).

25Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

53 In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (public
authorities) omit the entry for the Standards Board for England.

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28)2007 (c. 28)

54 (1) Section 183 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act
302007 (conduct of local authority members: codes of conduct) is amended as
follows.

(2) In subsection (1) omit the subsections (2A) and (2B) to be inserted into
section 49 of the Local Government Act 2000.

(3) In subsection (2) omit the subsections (4A) and (4B) to be inserted into
35section 50 of the Local Government Act 2000.

(4) In subsection (3) omit the subsections (4A) and (4B) to be inserted into
section 51 of the Local Government Act 2000.

(5) In subsection (7)(b) omit “in Wales other than a police authority”.

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Part 2 Provision supplementary to Part 1

Codes of conduct under the Local Government Act 2000

55 (1) A code of conduct adopted by a relevant authority (within the meaning of
5this Chapter of this Part of this Act) ceases to have effect.

(2) An undertaking to comply with a code of conduct given by a person under
section 52 of the Local Government Act 2000 or as part of a declaration of
acceptance of office in a form prescribed by order under section 83 of the
Local Government Act 1972 ceases to have effect when the code ceases to
10have effect.

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