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The Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009 No. 2981

Citation, Commencement and Interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009 and comes into force on 1st October 2009.

(2) In this Order, “the 2007 Order” means the Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007(1).

Amendment of the 2007 Order

2.  The 2007 Order is amended as set out in the following articles.

3.  In article 1(2), omit “and” at the end of paragraph (h) and at the end insert—

(h)a county or county borough council in Wales;

(i)a fire and rescue authority in Wales (not being a county or county borough council); and

(j)a port health authority in Wales (not being a county or county borough council);

“local authority in Scotland” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994(2);

“local authority in Northern Ireland” means a district council constituted under section 1 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(3);

“private sector bodies” means bodies or persons other than the following bodies or persons—

(a)

any Minister of the Crown, Government department or other emanation of the Crown;

(b)

any local authority;

(c)

the Greater London Authority;

(d)

any body corporate whose members are appointed by a Minister of the Crown, a Government department, a local authority, the Greater London Authority, or by a body corporate whose members are so appointed;

(e)

a company—

(i)

a majority of whose issued shares are held by or on behalf of any of the bodies or persons falling within paragraphs (a) to (d) above;

(ii)

in which the majority of the voting rights are held by or on behalf of any of those bodies or persons;

(iii)

a majority of whose board of directors can be appointed or removed by any of those bodies or persons; or

(iv)

in which the majority of the voting rights are controlled by any of those bodies or persons, pursuant to an agreement with other persons;

(f)

a subsidiary of a company falling within paragraph (e) above;

“third sector bodies” means any organisations that exist wholly or mainly to provide benefits for society or the environment.

4.  (1)  In Part 1 of the Schedule, omit the entry “A person authorised by the Secretary of State under section 245C of the Companies Act 1985 for the purposes of section 245B of that Act” and insert the following entries at the appropriate place—

British Hallmarking Council(4),

Coal Authority(5),

Criminal Records Bureau(6),

Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate in Birmingham (the Birmingham Assay Office)” and “Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate within the town of Sheffield (the Sheffield Assay Office)(7),

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, so far as they relate to functions conferred by the Money Laundering Regulations 2007(8),

Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh (the Edinburgh Assay Office)(9),

Information Centre for Health and Social Care(10),

Legal Services Board(11),

Office for Tenants and Social Landlords(12),

Office of the Renewable Fuels Agency(13),

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board(14),

Traffic Commissioners(15),

Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of the City of London (the London Assay Office)(16),

A professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007,

A person authorised by the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords to carry out functions pursuant to sections 201, 202, and 203 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

(2) After the last entry in Part 1 of the Schedule, insert—

PART 1A

All the regulatory functions exercisable by the following bodies so far as relating to the regulation of private sector bodies or third sector bodies—

  • The Care Council for Wales, or Cygnor Gofal Cymru(17)

  • The Care Quality Commission(18)

  • The General Social Care Council(19)

  • The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills(20).

(3) In Part 2 of the Schedule—

(a)under the heading “Agricultural wages” after the entry “Agricultural Wages Act 1948” insert “Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2008(21)”;

(b)under the heading “Agriculture”—

(i)omit the following entries—

Beef Labelling (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2000

Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (England) Order 2005

Council Regulation (EC) No. 1255/1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products

Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers

Council Regulation (EC) No. 1788/2003 establishing a levy in the milk and milk products sector

Commission Regulation EC No. 817/2004 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1257/1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF);

(ii)after the entry “Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2007” insert—

Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movements) (England) Order 2007(22)

Beef and Veal Labelling Regulations 2008(23);

(iii)after the last entry insert—

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1974/2006 of 15 December 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)(24)

Council Regulation (EC) No. 73/2009 of 19 January 2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, amending Regulations (EC) No. 1290/2005, (EC) No. 247/2006, (EC) No. 378/2007 and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003(25);

(c)under the heading “Animal health and welfare”—

(i)omit the following entries—

Protection of Animals Act 1911

BSE Monitoring (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001

Bovine Products (Restriction on Placing on the Market) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2005

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (No. 2) Regulations 2006

Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2007

Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2007

Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2782/75 on the production and marketing of eggs for hatching and of farmyard poultry chicks

Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 1868/77 laying down detailed rules of application for Regulation (EEC) No. 2782/75

Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1907/90 on certain marketing standards of eggs

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1084/2003 (concerning the examination of variations to the terms of a marketing authorisation for medicinal products for human use and veterinary medicinal products granted by a competent authority of a member State)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2295/2003 introducing detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1907/90;

(ii)after the entry “Avian Influenza (Fees for the Licensed Vaccination of Birds) (England) Regulations 2007” insert—

Bluetongue Regulations 2008(26)

Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2008(27)

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2008(28)

Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2008(29);

(iii)after the entry “Council Regulation (EC) No. 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs” insert “Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006 of 19 June 2006 on marketing standards for eggs(30)”;

(iv)after the last entry insert—

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 of 23 May 2007 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006 on marketing standards for eggs(31)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 617/2008 of 27 June 2008 laying down detailed rules for implementing Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards for eggs for hatching and farmyard poultry chicks(32)

Common Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2008 of 24 November 2008 concerning the examination of variations to the terms of marketing authorisations for medicinal products for human use and veterinary medicinal products (Text with EEA relevance)(33);

(d)in the heading “Companies”, after the word “Companies”, insert “and other businesses”;

(e)under the heading “Companies” in the entry “Part 42 Companies Act 2006” for “Part” substitute “Parts 5, 41 and”;

(f)under the heading “Fish and fisheries” omit the entry “Sea Fisheries Act 1868”;

(g)under the heading “Food standards and safety” omit the entry “Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005”;

(h)under the heading “Horticulture”—

(i)omit the following entries—

Regulation (EEC) No. 234/68 of the Council on the establishment of a common organisation of the market in live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots and the like, cut flowers and ornamental foliage

Council Regulation (EC) No. 2200/96 on the common organization of the market in fruit and vegetables

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1148/2001 on checks on conformity to the marketing standards applicable to fresh fruit and vegetables

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 408/2003 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1148/2001 on checks on conformity to the marketing standards applicable to fresh fruit and vegetables;

(ii)after the last entry insert—

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1580/2007 of 21 December 2007 laying down implementing rules of Council Regulations (EC) No. 2200/96, (EC) No. 2201/96 and (EC) No. 1182/2007 in the fruit and vegetable section(34);

(i)under the heading “Maritime transport” after the last entry insert—

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007(35)

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007(36)

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Carcinogens and Mutagens) Regulations 2007(37);

(j)under the heading “Road transport” after the entry “Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) Regulations 1998” insert “Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999(38);

(k)before the heading “Water” insert—

Vehicles and vehicle operators

Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981(39),

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995(40);

(l)under the heading “Weights and measures” omit the entry “Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006” and after the last entry insert “Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008(41)”;

(m)at the end of Part 2 of the Schedule insert—

Agricultural, animal health and welfare and horticulture

Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)(42).

(4) In Part 3 of the Schedule—

(a)under the heading “Animal health and welfare” omit the entry “Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2007” and replace with “Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2008(43)”;

(b)under the heading “Companies” omit “Part 11 of the Companies Act 1985” and “Business Names Act 1985” and replace with “Parts 5 and 41 of the Companies Act 2006(44)”;

(c)under the heading “Consumer and business protection” omit the entry “Trading Representations (Disabled Persons) Act 1958”;

(d)under the heading “Entertainment” omit the entries “Theatres Act 1968” and “Cinemas Act 1985”;

(e)under the heading “Food standards and safety”, after the last entry insert “Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007(45)”;

(f)under the heading “Intellectual property”, after the last entry insert “London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006(46)”;

(g)under the heading “Public health and safety”—

(i)omit the entries “Explosives Act 1923”, “Electro-Medical Equipment (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1988”, and “Controls on Dangerous Substances and Preparations Regulations 2006”, and

(ii)after the last entry insert “REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008(47)”;

(h)under the heading “Road transport” in the entry “Road Traffic Act (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988” omit the word “Act” the first time it occurs.

5.  After Part 4 of the Schedule to the 2007 Order, insert Parts 5 to 13 as set out in the Schedule to this Order.

Name

Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

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