1 Citation, commencement and application

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Local Government (Best Value) Performance Plans and Reviews (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 3rd April 2003.

(2)    This Order applies—

(a)    in relation to England, to all best value authorities; and

(b)    in relation to Wales, only to authorities falling within section 1(1)(d) or (e) of the Local Government Act 1999 (police and fire authorities).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 3 April 2003: see para (1) above.

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2 Amendments to Order

2Amendments to Order

(1)    The Local Government (Best Value) Performance Plans and Reviews Order 1999 is amended as follows.

(2)    Articles 3 and 4 are revoked.

(3)    In article 6(1)(f), after “consult”, insert “recognised trade unions, organisations representing staff engaged in the exercise of the function, staff engaged in the exercise of the function and”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 3 April 2003: see art 1(1).

Signature

Signed by authority of the First Secretary of State

Nick Raynsford

Minister of State

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

11th March 2003

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Local Government (Best Value) Performance Plans and Reviews Order 1999 “the 1999 Order”, which relates to Best Value reviews and performance plans.

Article 2(2) revokes the existing requirements of the 1999 Order as to the matters that must be included in the performance plan that a Best Value authority is required to prepare.

Article 2(3) extends the consultation requirements in article 6 of the 1999 Order to include a requirement on Best Value authorities, in reviewing a function, to consult recognised trade unions and employees' associations representing staff and with staff engaged in that function.

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