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  • Sch. 2 words omitted by 2004 c. 25 Sch. 4 para. 5
  • Sch. 2 words repealed by 2013 c. 2 Sch. 1 Pt. 10 Group 3 (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Entry for the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority is not in the version of Sch. 2 substituted (30.4.2011) by The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/751), arts. 1(1), 2, Sch.)

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[F1SCHEDULE 2U.K.DEPARTMENTS ETC. SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION

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  • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee.

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  • Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs.

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  • Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards.

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  • Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment.

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  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

  • Advisory Council on Historical Manuscripts.

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  • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

  • Advisory Council on National Records and Archives.

  • Advisory Council on Public Records.

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  • Advisory Group on Military Medicines.

  • Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information.

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  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

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  • Animals Procedures Committee.

  • Appeal Officer for Community Interest Companies.

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  • Arts Council of England.

  • Big Lottery Fund.

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  • Board of the Pension Protection Fund.

  • Board of Trade.

  • [F10Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.]

  • Boundary Commission for England.

  • Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland.

  • Boundary Commission for Scotland.

  • Boundary Commission for Wales.

  • British Council.

  • British Film Institute.

  • British Hallmarking Council.

  • British Library Board.

  • British Museum.

  • British Pharmacopoeia Commission.

  • British Tourist Authority.

  • [F11British Transport Police Authority.]

  • Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England.

  • Cabinet Office.

  • Capital for Enterprise Limited.

  • Care Quality Commission.

  • Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation.

  • Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges.

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  • The Certification Officer.

  • Charity Commission.

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  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

  • Civil Aviation Authority.

  • Civil Justice Council.

  • Coal Authority.

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  • Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

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  • Commission on Human Medicines.

  • Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses.

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  • The Committee on Climate Change.

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  • Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

  • Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

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  • Committee on Standards in Public Life.

  • Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.

  • [F15Community rehabilitation companies.]

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  • [F17Competition and Markets Authority.]

  • Competition Service.

  • Construction Industry Training Board.

  • Consumer Council for Water.

  • Council for Science and Technology.

  • Crown Estate Office.

  • Defence Nuclear Safety Committee.

  • Defence Scientific Advisory Council.

  • DEFRA Science Advisory Council.

  • [F18Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy]

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  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Department for Education.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Department for International Development.

  • [F18Department for International Trade]

  • Department for Transport.

  • Department for Work and Pensions.

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  • Department of Health [F21and Social Care].

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  • [F22Director of Labour Market Enforcement]

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  • Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.

  • [F24Disclosure and Barring Service.]

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  • Electoral Commission.

  • [F11Electricity Settlements Company Ltd.]

  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.

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  • English Sports Council.

  • English Tourist Board.

  • Environment Agency.

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  • The Ethics Group: National DNA Database.

  • Ethnic Minority Business Forum.

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  • Export Credits Guarantee Department.

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  • Film Industry Training Board for England and Wales.

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  • Food Standards Agency.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Forestry Commission.

  • Fuel Poverty Advisory Group.

  • Gambling Commission.

  • [F27Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority].

  • Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.

  • Geffrye Museum.

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  • General Advisory Committee on Science.

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  • Government Actuary’s Department.

  • Government Equalities Office.

  • The Great Britain-China Centre.

  • [F29Groceries Code Adjudicator.]

  • Health and Safety Executive.

  • [F30Health and Social Care Information Centre.]

  • [F31Health Education England]

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  • [F33Health Research Authority.]

  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

  • Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

  • Her Majesty’s Treasury.

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  • High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd.

  • Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.

  • Historic Royal Palaces.

  • Home Office.

  • Homes and Communities Agency.

  • The Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust.

  • Horserace Betting Levy Board.

  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

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  • Human Tissue Authority.

  • The Immigration Services Commissioner.

  • Imperial War Museum.

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  • Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.

  • Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel.

  • Independent Commission for Aid Impact.

  • Independent Living Fund (2006).

  • [F11Independent Medical Expert Group.]

  • Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

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  • Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB.

  • Industrial Development Advisory Board.

  • Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

  • The Information Commissioner.

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  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

  • Land Registry.

  • Law Commission.

  • The Leasehold Advisory Service.

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  • The following general lighthouse authorities—

    (a)

    the Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond;

    (b)

    the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses.

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  • Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

  • [F11Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd.]

  • Low Pay Commission.

  • The Marine Management Organisation.

  • Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.

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  • [F9Medical Research Council.]

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  • Ministry of Defence.

  • [F40Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government]

  • Ministry of Justice.

  • [F41Money and Pensions Service.]

  • [F42Monitor.]

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  • Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

  • [F43National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries.]

  • The National Archives.

  • National Army Museum.

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  • [F46National Crime Agency.]

  • [F47The National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care.]

  • National Employer Advisory Board.

  • National Employment Savings Trust Corporation.

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  • National Forest Company.

  • National Gallery.

  • National Heritage Memorial Fund.

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  • [F50National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.]

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  • National Maritime Museum.

  • National Museum of the Royal Navy.

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  • National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside.

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  • National Portrait Gallery.

  • Natural England.

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  • Natural History Museum.

  • [F54Natural Resources Body for Wales.]

  • Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

  • Northern Ireland Office.

  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

  • Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board.

  • Nuclear Liabilities Fund.

  • Nuclear Research Advisory Council.

  • Nutrition Forum.

  • Office for Budget Responsibility.

  • [F55Office for Nuclear Regulation.]

  • Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

  • [F56Office for Students.]

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  • Office of the Children’s Commissioner.

  • Office of Communications.

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  • Office of Public Sector Information.

  • Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

  • [F58Office of Rail and Road].

  • Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies.

  • Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

  • Official receiver.

  • The Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court.

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  • Ordnance Survey.

  • Parades Commission for Northern Ireland.

  • Parole Board.

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  • Passengers’ Council.

  • The Pensions Regulator.

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  • Public Record Office.

  • [F62Pubs Code Adjudicator.]

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  • Regional Advisory Committees.

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  • [F66The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists]

  • Registrar General for England and Wales.

  • [F67The Regulator of Social Housing]

  • [F68Regulatory Policy Committee]

  • Remploy Ltd.

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  • Residuary Bodies.

  • Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest.

  • Royal Air Force Museum.

  • Royal Armouries Museum.

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.

  • Royal Mint.

  • Science Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less Lethal Weapons.

  • [F9Science and Technology Facilities Council.]

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  • Sea Fish Industry Authority.

  • Security Industry Authority.

  • Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

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  • [F71Single Source Regulations Office.]

  • Sir John Soane’s Museum.

  • [F72Small Business Commissioner.]

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  • [F74Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission]

  • Social Science Research Committee.

  • Social Security Advisory Committee.

  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority.

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  • Statistics Board.

  • [F76A strategic highways company for the time being appointed under Part 1 of the Infrastructure Act 2015.]

  • Supreme Court.

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  • Tate Gallery.

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  • The Theatres Trust.

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  • Treasure Valuation Committee.

  • The Treasury Solicitor.

  • UK Anti-Doping Ltd.

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  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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  • UK National Authority Advisory Group.

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  • United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

  • [F78United Kingdom Research and Innovation.]

  • United Kingdom Sports Council.

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  • Unlinked Anonymous Surveys Steering Group.

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  • Urban development corporations established for urban development areas wholly in England.

  • Valuation Tribunal Service.

  • Veterinary Products Committee.

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  • Victoria and Albert Museum.

  • Wales Office.

  • Wallace Collection.

  • War pensions committees.

  • Water Services Regulation Authority.

  • Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

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  • Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 2: entries omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/238), arts. 1(1), 2(b)

F6Sch. 2: entries omitted (6.4.2015) by virtue of The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/214), arts. 1, 2(3)

F9Sch. 2: entries omitted (31.10.2018 except the entries relating to the Medical Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council) by virtue of Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (c. 29), s. 124(5), Sch. 12 para. 5; S.I. 2018/1054, reg. 2(d)(iii)

F12Sch. 2: entry omitted (26.5.2015) by virtue of Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), s. 115(3)(g), Sch. 14 para. 32

F38Sch. 2: entry omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10), s. 151(1), Sch. 5 para. 2; S.I. 2013/453, art. 3(h) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2013/534, art. 6)

F44Sch. 2: entry omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/238), arts. 1(1), 2(c)

F52Sch. 2: entry omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/238), arts. 1(1), 2(d)

F60Sch. 2: entry omitted (6.4.2015) by virtue of The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/214), arts. 1, 2(4)

F63Sch. 2: entry omitted (1.4.2012) by virtue of Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 8 para. 2; S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F65Sch. 2: entry repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m.) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6 Note 1; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F77Sch. 2: entry omitted (1.4.2012) by virtue of Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 5 para. 2; S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F80Sch. 2: entry omitted (1.4.2012) by virtue of Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 16 para. 2; S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

NOTES

  • General

    In relation to any function exercised on behalf of the Crown by a department or authority to which this Act applies which was previously exercisable on behalf of the Crown by a department or authority to which this Act does not apply, the reference to the department or authority to which this Act applies includes a reference to the other department or authority if the other department or authority—

    (a)

    ceased to exercise the function before the commencement of this Act; or

    (b)

    where it exercised the function after the commencement of this Act, did so only when it was a department or authority to which this Act applied.

  • Board of the Pension Protection Fund

    In the case of the Board of the Pension Protection Fund, an investigation may be conducted only in respect of action in connection with its functions relating to the financial assistance scheme established by regulations under section 286(1) of the Pensions Act 2004.

  • Cabinet Office

    The reference to the Cabinet Office does not include any of the Secretariats (including the intelligence and security functions carried out by the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee and the Prime Minister’s Security Adviser respectively) or the office of the Secretary of the Cabinet. The reference to the Cabinet Office includes the Lord President of the Council’s Office, the executive agencies of the Cabinet Office and the office of any Minister whose expenses are defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament for the service of the Cabinet Office.

    Committee on Climate Change

    In the case of the Committee on Climate Change, no investigation is to be conducted in respect of any action taken by or on behalf of the Committee—

    (a)

    in the exercise in or as regards Scotland of any function to the extent that the function is exercisable within devolved competence (within the meaning of section 54 of the Scotland Act 1998), or

    (b)

    in connection with functions of the Committee in relation to Wales (within the meaning of the Government of Wales Act 2006).

  • Environment Agency

    The reference to the Environment Agency is a reference to that Agency in relation to all its functions other than its flood defence functions, within the meaning of the Water Resources Act 1991; and no investigation is to be conducted in respect of any action in connection with functions of the Environment Agency in relation to Wales (within the meaning of the Government of Wales Act 2006).

  • Forestry Commission

    In the case of the Forestry Commission no investigation is to be conducted in respect of any action in connection with functions of the Forestry Commissioners in relation to Wales (within the meaning of the Government of Wales Act 2006).

  • Government Actuary’s Department

    In the case of the Government Actuary’s Department an investigation may be conducted only in respect of the giving of advice by the Government Actuary’s Department on or before 26th April 2001 relating to the exercise of functions under—

    (a)

    Part 2 of the Insurance Companies Act 1982, or

    (b)

    any other enactment relating to the regulation of insurance companies within the meaning of that Act.

  • F81...

    F81...

  • HM Treasury

    The reference to Her Majesty’s Treasury includes its subordinate departments and the office of any Minister whose expenses are defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament for the service of Her Majesty’s Treasury; but it does not include National Savings and Investments.

  • Homes and Communities Agency

    In the case of the Homes and Communities Agency no investigation is to be conducted in respect of any action in connection with functions in relation to town and country planning.

  • Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond

    In the case of the Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond an investigation may be conducted only in respect of action in connection with its functions as a general lighthouse authority.

  • Ministry of Defence

    The reference to the Ministry of Defence includes the Defence Council, the Admiralty Board, the Army Board and the Air Force Board.

  • Ministry of Justice

    The reference to the Ministry of Justice includes the Public Trustee but does not include the Privy Council Office or the Office of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

  • [F82National Crime Agency]

    In the case of the [F83National Crime Agency], an investigation may be conducted only in respect of the exercise of functions vested in it by virtue of a notice served on the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs under section 317(2), 321(2) or 322(2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Revenue functions).

  • Statistics Board

    In the case of the Statistics Board, no investigation is to be conducted in relation to any action taken by or on behalf of the Board in the exercise of any of its functions where the function is being exercised only in relation to Scottish devolved statistics (within the meaning of section 66 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007).

  • Supreme Court

    In the case of the Supreme Court an investigation may be conducted only in respect of action taken by administrative staff but not so far as that action is taken at the direction, or on the authority (whether express or implied), of any person acting in a judicial capacity.

  • Treasury Solicitor

    The reference to the Treasury Solicitor does not include a reference to Her Majesty’s Procurator General.

  • Urban development corporations

    In the case of an urban development corporation no investigation is to be conducted in respect of any action in connection with functions in relation to town and country planning.]

Textual Amendments

F81Sch. 2: paragraph in Notes relating to Health Protection Agency omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), s. 306(4), Sch. 7 para. 1(b); S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2) (with arts. 7-9)

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