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SCHEDULE 4
 
  MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
 
Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)
     1. In section 34A of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (attendance at court of parent or guardian), in subsection (2)(b) for the words "stand referred to their social services committee under" there is substituted "are social services functions within the meaning of".
 
     2. In section 55 of that Act (power to order parent or guardian to pay fine etc), in subsection (5)(b) for the words "stand referred to their social services committee under" there is substituted "are social services functions within the meaning of".
 
 
Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (c. 42)
     3. In section 2 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (local authority to establish social services committees)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1), for paragraphs (a) and (b) there is substituted "their social services functions",
 
    (b) subsection (2) is omitted.
     4. In section 3 of that Act (business of social services committee), in subsection (1), the words "(hereafter in this Act referred to as "social services functions")" are omitted.
 
     5. In section 13 of that Act (orders and regulations), in subsection (3), for "2(2)" there is substituted "1A".
 
     6. In section 15 of that Act (citation, interpretation etc), in subsection (2), for "3" there is substituted "1A".
 
     7. In Schedule 1 to that Act (enactments conferring functions assigned to social services committees) after the entry relating to the Housing Act 1985 there is inserted-
 
 
 
"Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 (c. 33)
 
 
Sections 1 to 5, 7 and 8 except in so far as they assign functions to a local authority in their capacity as a local education authority.
 
Representation and assessment of disabled persons."
 
Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)
     8. In section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 (disqualifications for election and holding office as member of local authority), in subsection (1)-
 
 
    (a) in paragraph (e) the words "or under the Audit Commission Act 1998" are omitted,
 
    (b) after that paragraph there is inserted-
 
    " or
 
    (f) holds any paid office or employment appointments to which are or may be made or confirmed by a fire authority-
 
      (i) which is constituted by a combination scheme under the 1947 c 41.Fire Services Act 1947, and
 
      (ii) in relation to which the local authority is a constituent authority."
     9. In section 85 of that Act (vacation of office by failure to attend meetings), after subsection (3) there is inserted-
 
 
    "(3A) Any period during which a member of a local authority is suspended or partially suspended under section 63, 70, 75 or 76 of the Local Government Act 2000 shall be disregarded for the purpose of calculating the period of six consecutive months under subsection (1) above (and, accordingly, a period during which a member fails to attend meetings of the authority that falls immediately before, and another such period that falls immediately after, a period of suspension or partial suspension shall be treated as consecutive)."
 
     10. Sections 94 to 98 of that Act (restrictions on voting) cease to have effect.
 
     11. Section 105 of that Act (disability for voting on account of interest in contracts etc) ceases to have effect.
 
 
Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)
     12. In section 25(1) of the Local Government Act 1974 (authorities to which Part III applies) after paragraph (bf) there is inserted-
 
 
    "(bg) a fire authority constituted by a combination scheme under the Fire Services Act 1947;"
     13. In section 30 of that Act (reports on investigation by Local Commissioner)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (3), the words "except where subsection (3A) below applies" are omitted,
 
    (b) subsection (3A) is omitted.
 
Adoption Act 1976 (c. 36)
     14. In section 2 of the Adoption Act 1976 (local authorities' social services), for the words "stand referred to the authority's social services committee" there is substituted "are social services functions within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970".
 
 
National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49)
     15. In section 28A of the National Health Service Act 1977 (power to make payments towards expenditure on community services), in subsection (2)(a) for the words from "any function" to "committee" there is substituted "any social services functions (within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970)".
 
 
Registered Homes Act 1984 (c. 23)
     16. In its application to a registration authority which are operating executive arrangements (within the meaning of Part II of this Act), section 13 of the Registered Homes Act 1984 (right to make representations) shall have effect as if for subsection (5) there were substituted-
 
 
    "(5) If he informs the registration authority that he desires to make oral representations, they shall make arrangements to enable him to make such representations."
 
 
Children Act 1989 (c. 41)
     17. In section 22 of the Children Act 1989 (general duty of local authority in relation to children looked after by them), in subsection (1)(b) for the words "stand referred to their social services committee under" there is substituted "are social services functions within the meaning of".
 
     18. In section 42 of that Act (right of guardian ad litem to have access to local authority records), in subsection (1)(b) for the words "stand referred to their social services committee under" there is substituted "are social services functions within the meaning of".
 
     19. In section 81 of that Act (inquiries), in subsection (1)(a) for the words "the social services committee of a local authority" there is substituted "a local authority which are social services functions within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970".
 
     20. In section 105 of that Act (interpretation), in subsection (5) for the words "which stand referred to the social services committee of that or any other local authority under" there is substituted "of that or any other local authority which are social services functions within the meaning of".
 
     21. In its application to a local authority (within the meaning of Schedule 6 to that Act) which are operating executive arrangements (within the meaning of Part II of this Act), paragraph 6 of that Schedule (right to make representations) shall have effect as if for subsection (5) there were substituted-
 
 
    "(5) If he informs the local authority that he desires to make oral representations, they shall make arrangements to enable him to make such representations."
 
 
Local Government and Housing 1989 (c. 42)
     22. - (1) Section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (designation and reports of monitoring officer) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1), before "the officer so" there is inserted "subject to subsection (1A) below".
 
      (3) After that subsection there is inserted-
 
 
    "(1A) The officer designated under subsection (1) above by a relevant authority to which this subsection applies may not be the head of that authority's paid service.
 
      (1B) Subsection (1A) above applies to the following relevant authorities in England and Wales-
 
 
    (a) a county council,
 
    (b) a county borough council,
 
    (c) a district council,
 
    (d) a London borough council,
 
    (e) the Greater London Authority, and
 
    (f) the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority police authority or port health authority."
      (4) In subsection (2), the words "or of any code of practice made or approved by or under any enactment" are omitted.
 
      (5) In subsection (2), as substituted in relation to the Greater London Authority by section 73(6) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, in paragraph (a) the words "or of any code of practice made or approved by or under any enactment" are omitted.
 
      (6) After that subsection there is inserted-
 
 
    "(2A) No duty shall arise by virtue of subsection (2)(b) above unless a Local Commissioner (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1974) has conducted an investigation under Part III of that Act in relation to the proposal, decision or omission concerned."
 
      (7) In subsection (8), in paragraph (a) of the definition of "relevant authority", for "(j)" there is substituted "(k)".
 
     23. Section 19 of that Act (members' interests) ceases to have effect.
 
     24. Sections 31 and 32(1) of that Act (National Code of Local Government Conduct) are omitted.
 
     25. Sections 33 to 35 of that Act (economic development and discretionary expenditure by local authorities) cease to have effect.
 
 
Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53)
     26. In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (tribunals under the supervision of the Council on Tribunals), at the end of paragraph 27 there is inserted-
 
 
 
"Local authorities, conduct of members
 
27A. A case tribunal or interim case tribunal appointed under section 73 of the Local Government Act 2000."
 
Audit Commission Act 1998 (c. 18)
     27. In section 37 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (social services studies for Secretary of State), for subsection (2) there is substituted-
 
 
    "(2) In this section "social services functions" means functions which are social services functions within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970."
 
     28. In section 49 of that Act (restriction on disclosure of information), after subsection (1)(d) there is inserted-
 
 
    "(dd) for the purposes of the functions of an ethical standards officer or a Local Commissioner in Wales under Part III of the Local Government Act 2000".
 
Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)
     29. In section 6 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (failure to attend meeting of the Assembly), after subsection (4) there is inserted-
 
 
    "(5) Any period during which an Assembly member is suspended or partially suspended under section 63, 70, 75 or 76 of the Local Government Act 2000 shall be disregarded for the purpose of calculating the period of six consecutive months under subsection (1)."
 
     30. Section 13 of that Act (failure of Mayor to attend meetings) is to become subsection (1) of that section and after that subsection there is inserted-
 
 
    "(2) Any meeting of the Assembly which the Mayor is unable to attend because he is suspended or partially suspended under section 63, 70, 75 or 76 of the Local Government Act 2000 shall be disregarded for the purposes subsection (1) above."
 
     31. In section 31 of that Act (limits of the general power), in subsection (5), for paragraphs (a) and (b) there is substituted "any social services function within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970".
 
     32. Section 66 of that Act (the Secretary of State's guidance on ethical standards) ceases to have effect.
 
 
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