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Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974

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Revisions of Code of Practice[Section 3]

2(1)Where the Secretary of State proposes to revise the whole or part of the code of practice (in the form in which, whether as originally approved or as previously revised, the code or that part of it has effect for the time being) he shall consult with the Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry and prepare a draft of the revised code, or that part of it, as the case may be, and shall transmit a copy of the draft to each of them for their consideration and advice.

(2)The Secretary of State shall take account of any advice given to him by the Trades Union Congress or the Confederation of British Industry with respect to a draft prepared under sub-paragraph (1) above and shall arrange for any such advice to be published in such manner as he may consider appropriate; and, if the Secretary of State determines to proceed with the draft, he shall lay the draft, or a modified draft, before both Houses of Parliament.

(3)If the draft laid under sub-paragraph (2) above is approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament, the Secretary of State shall issue the revised code, or part of the code as revised, as the case may be, in the form of the draft.

(4)On issuing any document under this paragraph (whether it is the code of practice as originally approved or a revised code or part of a revised code) the Secretary of State shall make by statutory instrument an order specifying the date on which the document is to be brought into effect.

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