(1) The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette--(a) revoke a former order that has been made in relation to a council, and(b) if--(i) the day on which an election would (but for the former order) have been required to be held has passed, or(ii) the day on which an election is required to be held will occur within 3 months after the day on which the order is made,appoint a day as the day on which the election is to be held.
(2) The day appointed by the order as the day on which an election is to be held is to be a Saturday occurring not less than 3 months, and not more than 6 months, after the day on which the order is made.
(3) On the making of an order under this section--(a) the suspension by the former order of the election requirements of this Act is terminated, and(b) an election is to be held in accordance with the election requirements of this Act--(i) on the day ascertained in accordance with those requirements, or(ii) if the order appoints a different day, on the day so appointed.
(4) In this section,
"former order" means an order under section 318B.