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Energy Conservation Act 1981

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7Supervision by the Secretary of State of U.K. type approval bodies

(1)Without prejudice to his powers under sections 4 and 5 of this Act, the Secretary of State may by order make such provision as appears to him to be appropriate—

(a)for conferring rights and imposing duties on type approval bodies for the purpose of or in connection with the exercise of any of their functions under this Part of this Act;

(b)for appeals to the Secretary of State from any decision of a type approval body to refuse, suspend or withdraw any approval (otherwise than in accordance with section 6 of this Act) or to take any other action specified in the order by which any person may be aggrieved;

(c)for requiring an applicant for approval or the holder of any approval to supply the Secretary of State with any information he may require with respect to the production, testing and marketing of the model to which the application or the approval relates ;

(d)for the exercise by the Secretary of State in such circumstances as may be specified in the order of such of the functions of type approval bodies under this Part of this Act as may be so specified ; and

(e)for the delegation by type approval bodies of any of their functions with respect to the examination of appliances to such persons and on such terms as may be approved by the Secretary of State.

(2)The Secretary of State may give type approval bodies general directions as to the manner in which they are to exercise any of their functions under this Part of this Act; and it shall be the duty of a type approval body to comply with any such directions.

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