HC Deb 15 March 2004 vol 419 c113

Amendments made: No. 9, in page 4,1ine 22, after '(4)', insert 'varying or

No. 10, in page 4, line 23, leave out 'may' and insert 'must

No. 11, in page 4, line 23, at end insert—

'(7) The Secretary of State is not required to cause an inquiry to be held under subsection (6) (but may do so) if—

  1. the combined authority and any other authority which would, apart from the scheme, be a fire and rescue authority under section 1 and which would be affected by the variation or revocation, agree to the variation or revocation,
  2. it appears to the Secretary of State that the scheme is to be varied or revoked solely for the purpose of giving effect to an order made under Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c.70), Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1992 (c.19) or section 17 of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003 (c.10), or
  3. the Secretary of State considers that, in the interests of public safety, the scheme should be varied or revoked without delay.—[Phil Hope.]

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