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(1)The Welsh Language Board is abolished.
(2)The functions conferred on the Board by section 3 of the 1993 Act are transferred to the Commissioner.
(3)But that is subject to any order under section 154 which provides for those functions to be transferred to the Welsh Ministers (whether instead of, or in addition to, the functions being transferred to the Commissioner).
(4)The functions conferred on the Board by Part 2 of the 1993 Act are transferred to the Commissioner.
(5)The following provisions of the 1993 Act are repealed—
(1)The functions conferred by section 3 of the 1993 Act (and transferred as mentioned in section 143) are abolished.
(2)Part 2 of the 1993 Act ceases to apply to a person if and when that person first becomes subject to the duty under section 25(1) of this Measure to comply with a standard.
(3)The following provisions of the 1993 Act are repealed—
(1)The functions conferred on the Board by Part 2 of the 1993 Act (and transferred as mentioned in section 143) are abolished.
(2)The following provisions of the 1993 Act are repealed—
(b)section 34(1) and (3).
Schedule 12 contains other provision relating to the abolition of the Board.
(1)The Welsh Ministers' powers under other Parts of this Measure may be exercised for the purpose of bringing into force any provision of this Measure relating to the Commissioner so as to enable functions of the Board to be transferred to, and to be exercisable by, the Commissioner before any new function is exercisable by the Commissioner (whether or not any new function subsequently becomes exercisable whilst any transferred function remains exercisable).
(2)For that purpose “new function” means a function which is conferred on the Commissioner by a provision of any other Part of this Measure.
(3)This Part does not limit the Welsh Ministers' powers under other Parts of this Measure (and accordingly those powers may be used to make provision in addition to, or in place of, provision in this Part).
(4)In this section, references to the Welsh Ministers' powers under other Parts of this Measure include, but are not limited to, their powers under—
(a)section 154 (transitional and consequential provision etc), and
(b)section 156(2) (commencement).
(5)In this Part—
“1993 Act” (“Deddf 1993”) means the Welsh Language Act 1993;
“Board” (“y Bwrdd”) means the Welsh Language Board.
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