1 Citation, commencement and application

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Greater London Authority (Declaration of Acceptance of Office) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 6th May 2002.

(2)    This Order applies to the Greater London Authority only.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 May 2002: see para (1) above.

2 Form of declaration of acceptance of office

2Form of declaration of acceptance of office

The declaration of acceptance of the office of—

(a)    Mayor;

(b)    Assembly member; and

(c)    acting Mayor by virtue of being Deputy mayor,

shall be in the form in the Schedule to this Order or a form to the like effect.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 May 2002: see art 1(1).

3 Revocation of the Greater London Authority (Elections and Acceptance of Office) Order 2000

3Revocation of the Greater London Authority (Elections and Acceptance of Office) Order 2000

The Greater London Authority (Elections and Acceptance of Office) Order 2000 shall be revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 May 2002: see art 1(1).

4 Amendment to the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (England) Order 2001

4Amendment to the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (England) Order 2001

(1)    In article 4(1) of the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (England) Order 2001, sub-paragraph (g) shall be omitted.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 May 2002: see art 1(1).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Alan Whitehead

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

10th April 2002

SCHEDULE Declaration of Acceptance of Office

SCHEDULE  Declaration of Acceptance of Office Article 2

I [    (1)] having assumed the office of [    (2)] declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it according to the best of my judgement and ability.

* or

I [    (1)] being for the time being Deputy Mayor of London, declare that I take upon myself the office of acting Mayor of London, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it according to the best of my judgement and ability.

Signed        Date

This declaration was made and signed before me,

Signed

Proper officer of the Greater London Authority(3)

(1)    Insert the name of the person making the declaration.

(2)    Insert "Mayor of London" or "member of the London Assembly" as appropriate.

(3)    Where the declaration is made before another person authorised by section 28(3) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, state the capacity in which that person takes the declaration.

*delete the appropriate paragraph

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 May 2002: see art 1(1).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order prescribes the form of declaration of office for the Mayor of London, members of the London Assembly and any acting Mayor of London in accordance with section 28 of Greater London Authority Act 1999. The declaration must be made within two months of assumption of office.

Article 2 provides that the form (or a form to like effect) in the Schedule to the Order shall be used for such declarations.

Article 3 revokes a previous order made under section 28 of Greater London Authority Act 1999. Article 4 revokes article 4(1)(g) of the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (England) Order 2001, which disapplies any orders made under section 28 until 27th July 2002.

The Schedule to the Order prescribes the form of the declaration.

When the Greater London Authority adopts a code of conduct for the first time as required by section 51 of the Local Government Act 2000, or where a person becomes a member (as defined by that Act to include the Mayor of London and a London Assembly member) or co-opted member of the Authority at any time after such a code is adopted, he must in addition to the declaration prescribed in this Order (where he is required to make one), give a written undertaking pursuant to section 52 of the Local Government Act 2000 that he will observe the code of conduct.