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Dockyard Services Act 1986

1986 CHAPTER 52

An Act to make provision in connection with any arrangements that may be made by the Secretary of State for or with a view to the provision by contractors of certain dockyard services.

25th July 1986.

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C1Act applied (S.) (1.4.1993) by Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14), ss. 111(9) (with s. 118(1)(2)(4); S.I. 1993/575, art. 2(a)

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I1Act wholly in force at 25.9.1986 see s. 5(2)

1 Transfer of persons engaged in dockyard services.E+W+S

(1)This section applies in relation to such services for or in connection with ships or vessels or related establishments in the service of the Crown, provided at such dockyards, as may, in accordance with subsection (12) below, be designated by the Secretary of State by order ; and in this section, in relation to a designated dockyard—

the dockyard undertaking” means the provision by the Crown of designated dockyard services at the dockyard ; and

the qualified dockyard service employees” means the persons employed in or in connection with the dockyard undertaking in the civil service of the Crown on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by order.

(2)If, as regards a designated dockyard, the Secretary of State makes arrangements—

(a)for a company to provide designated dockyard services at the dockyard under contract with him, and

(b)for that or another company—

(i)to become the employer of suc of the qualified dockyard service employees at the dockyard as are employees to whom the arrangements apply, and

(ii)to acquire from him rights in or over the dockyard or any part of it and any property used for the purposes of the dockyard undertaking,

subsections (4) to (11) below shall have effect in relation to the employees to whom the arrangements apply.

(3)The arrangements made by the Secretary of State as regards a designated dockyard may include the formation of a company with a view to, or for any purpose of, the provision of designated dockyard services at the dockyard.

(4)[F1The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006] shall, subject to subsection (5) below, apply to transfer of the dockyard undertaking or any part of it whether or not, apart from this provision, the undertaking would be treated as [F2an undertaking to whose transfer those Regulations apply], and, for those purposes the services of the qualified dockyard service employees together with the rights in or over the dockyard and property used for the purposes of the undertaking shall be treated as [F3a part of that undertaking to whose transfer those Regulations apply] whether or not the company which is to become their employer also provides designated dockyard services.

(5)[F4The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006], in their application to the transfer of the dockyard undertaking or any part of it, shall have effect as if, for [F5regulation 13] (duty to inform and consult trade union representatives), there were substituted the provisions of subsections (6) to (9) below, and (unless the remedy provided by section 2 is invoked) the remedies by way of complaint to an [F6employment tribunal] provided for by, and other provisions of, [F7regulations 15 and 16] shall be available and shall apply in relation to those subsections as they would in relation to [F5regulation 13] or any corresponding provision of it.

(6)Long enough before the transfer to enable consultations to take place between the Secretary of State and the representatives of the independent trade unions recognised by him in accordance with subsection (13) below, inform those representatives of—

(a)the fact that the transfer is to take place, when approximately it is to take place, and the reasons for it ;

(b)the legal, economic and social implications of the transfer for the employees ;

(c)the measures which he invisages he will, in connection with the transfer, take in relation to those employees or, if he invisages that no measures will be so taken, that fact ; and

(d)the measures which the company which is to become their employer envisages that it will, in connection with the transfer, take in relation to those employees or, if the company envisages that no measures will be so taken, that fact.

(7)The company which is to become their employer shall give to the Secretary of State such information at such a time as will enable him to perform the duty imposed on him by virtue of subsection (6)(d) above.

(8)The Secretary of State, where he envisages that he will, in connection with the transfer, be taking measures in relation to employees in respect of whom an independent trade union is recognised by him, shall enter into consultations with the representatives of the trade unions and in the course of those consultations shall—

(a)consider any representations made by the trade union representatives, and

(b)reply to those representations, and, if he rejects any of those representations, give his reasons.

(9)If in any case there are special circumstances which render it not reasonably practicable for the Secretary of State to perdorm a duty imposed on him by subsection (6) or (8) above, he shall take all such ateps towards performing that duty as are reasonably practicable in the circumstances.

(10)Where in pursuance of the arrangements referred to in subsection (2)(b) above a company is to become the employer of any person none of the agreed redundancy procedures applicable to persons employed in the civil service of the Crown shall apply to him.

(11)Where in pursuance of the arrangements referred to in subsection (2)(b) above—

(a)a person ceases to be employed in the civil service of the Crown on becoming employed by a company, and

(b)he would not have so ceased if it were not for those arrangements,

he shall not, on so ceasing, be treated for the purposes of any scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 as having retired on redundancy.

(12)The power to make an order under subsection (1) above is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament and the dockyards that may be designated by such an order are those dockyards which are Royal Dockyards when this Act comes into force.

(13)In this Act—

  • [F8“company” means a company as defined in section 1(1) of the Companies Act 2006 and “formed”, in relation to a company, includes the alteration of the company’s articles so as to add, remove or alter a statement of the company’s objects;]

  • F9...

  • designated”, with reference to a dockyard or services, means designated under subsection (1) above ; and

  • dockyard contractor” means a company which for the time being provides services which are designated dockyard services at a designated dockyard under contract with the Secretary of State or, by making the services of employees or property available, enables those services to be provided, whether by a company or, by the Secretary of State ;

  • trade union” and “independent trade union” have the same meaning as in the M1Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 and “recognised”, in relation to an independent trade union, means recognised to any extent for the purpose of collective bargaining (within the meaning of the M2Employment Protection Act 1975) ;

and any information which is to be given to the representatives of a trade union shall be delivered to them or sent by post to an adress notified by them to the employer, or sent by post to the union at the adress of its head or main office.

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales and Scotland only; a separate version has been created for Northern Ireland only

Subordinate Legislation Made

P15.4.1987 appointed by S.I.s 1986/2243, art. 4, 1986/2244, art. 4 for the purposes of s. 1(1)

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 1(4) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(2)(a)

F2Words in s. 1(4) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(2)(b)

F3Words in s. 1(4) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(2)(c)

F4Words in s. 1(5) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(3)(a)

F5Words in s. 1(5) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(3)(b)

F6Words in s. 1(5) substituted (1.8.1998) by 1998 c. 8, s. 1(2)(a) (with s. 16(2)); S.I. 1998/1658, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F7Words in s. 1(5) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(3)(c)

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1 Transfer of persons engaged in dockyard services.N.I.

(1)This section applies in relation to such services for or in connection with ships or vessels or related establishments in the service of the Crown, provided at such dockyards, as may, in accordance with subsection (12) below, be designated by the Secretary of State by order ; and in this section, in relation to a designated dockyard—

the dockyard undertaking” means the provision by the Crown of designated dockyard services at the dockyard ; and

the qualified dockyard service employees” means the persons employed in or in connection with the dockyard undertaking in the civil service of the Crown on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by order.

(2)If, as regards a designated dockyard, the Secretary of State makes arrangements—

(a)for a company to provide designated dockyard services at the dockyard under contract with him, and

(b)for that or another company—

(i)to become the employer of suc of the qualified dockyard service employees at the dockyard as are employees to whom the arrangements apply, and

(ii)to acquire from him rights in or over the dockyard or any part of it and any property used for the purposes of the dockyard undertaking,

subsections (4) to (11) below shall have effect in relation to the employees to whom the arrangements apply.

(3)The arrangements made by the Secretary of State as regards a designated dockyard may include the formation of a company with a view to, or for any purpose of, the provision of designated dockyard services at the dockyard.

(4)[F1The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006] shall, subject to subsection (5) below, apply to transfer of the dockyard undertaking or any part of it whether or not, apart from this provision, the undertaking would be treated as [F2an undertaking to whose transfer those Regulations apply], and, for those purposes the services of the qualified dockyard service employees together with the rights in or over the dockyard and property used for the purposes of the undertaking shall be treated as [F3a part of that undertaking to whose transfer those Regulations apply] whether or not the company which is to become their employer also provides designated dockyard services.

(5)[F4The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006], in their application to the transfer of the dockyard undertaking or any part of it, shall have effect as if, for [F5regulation 13] (duty to inform and consult trade union representatives), there were substituted the provisions of subsections (6) to (9) below, and (unless the remedy provided by section 2 is invoked) the remedies by way of complaint to an industrial tribunal provided for by, and other provisions of, [F7regulations 15 and 16] shall be available and shall apply in relation to those subsections as they would in relation to [F5regulation 13] or any corresponding provision of it.

(6)Long enough before the transfer to enable consultations to take place between the Secretary of State and the representatives of the independent trade unions recognised by him in accordance with subsection (13) below, inform those representatives of—

(a)the fact that the transfer is to take place, when approximately it is to take place, and the reasons for it ;

(b)the legal, economic and social implications of the transfer for the employees ;

(c)the measures which he invisages he will, in connection with the transfer, take in relation to those employees or, if he invisages that no measures will be so taken, that fact ; and

(d)the measures which the company which is to become their employer envisages that it will, in connection with the transfer, take in relation to those employees or, if the company envisages that no measures will be so taken, that fact.

(7)The company which is to become their employer shall give to the Secretary of State such information at such a time as will enable him to perform the duty imposed on him by virtue of subsection (6)(d) above.

(8)The Secretary of State, where he envisages that he will, in connection with the transfer, be taking measures in relation to employees in respect of whom an independent trade union is recognised by him, shall enter into consultations with the representatives of the trade unions and in the course of those consultations shall—

(a)consider any representations made by the trade union representatives, and

(b)reply to those representations, and, if he rejects any of those representations, give his reasons.

(9)If in any case there are special circumstances which render it not reasonably practicable for the Secretary of State to perdorm a duty imposed on him by subsection (6) or (8) above, he shall take all such ateps towards performing that duty as are reasonably practicable in the circumstances.

(10)Where in pursuance of the arrangements referred to in subsection (2)(b) above a company is to become the employer of any person none of the agreed redundancy procedures applicable to persons employed in the civil service of the Crown shall apply to him.

(11)Where in pursuance of the arrangements referred to in subsection (2)(b) above—

(a)a person ceases to be employed in the civil service of the Crown on becoming employed by a company, and

(b)he would not have so ceased if it were not for those arrangements,

he shall not, on so ceasing, be treated for the purposes of any scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 as having retired on redundancy.

(12)The power to make an order under subsection (1) above is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament and the dcokyards that may be designated by such an order are those dockyards which are Royal Dockyards when this Act comes into force.

(13)In this Act—

  • [F8“company” means a company as defined in section 1(1) of the Companies Act 2006 and “formed”, in relation to a company, includes the alteration of the company’s articles so as to add, remove or alter a statement of the company’s objects;]

  • F9...

  • designated”, with reference to a dockyard or services, means designated under subsection (1) above ; and

  • dockyard contractor” means a company which for the time being provides services which are designated dockyard services at a designated dockyard under contract with the Secretary of State or, by making the services of employees or property available, enables those services to be provided, whether by a company or, by the Secretary of State ;

  • trade union” and “independent trade union” have the same meaning as in the M5Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 and “recognised”, in relation to an independent trade union, means recognised to any extent for the purpose of collective bargaining (within the meaning of the M6Employment Protection Act 1975) ;

and any information which is to be given to the representatives of a trade union shall be delivered to them or sent by post to an adress notified by them to the employer, or sent by post to the union at the adress of its head or main office.

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E4This version of this provision extends to Northern Ireland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales and Scotland only

Subordinate Legislation Made

P25.4.1987 appointed by S.I.s 1986/2243, art. 4, 1986/2244, art. 4 for the purposes of s. 1(1)

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 1(4) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(2)(a)

F2Words in s. 1(4) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(2)(b)

F3Words in s. 1(4) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(2)(c)

F4Words in s. 1(5) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(3)(a)

F5Words in s. 1(5) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(3)(b)

F7Words in s. 1(5) substituted (with application in accordance with reg. 21(1) of the commencing S.I.) by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/246), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 4(3)(c)

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2 Failure to inform or consult trade unions : High Court and Court of Session remedies.E+W+S

(1)A trade union as respects which the Secretary of State has a duty under section 1(6) or (8) above to give information or enter into consultations may, where it alleges that the Secretary of State has failed to fulfil that duty, bring an action in the High Court for a declaration as to whether or not he has failed to fulfil that duty, and the Court may make a declaration accordingly.

(2)In Scotland, a trade union as respects which the Secretary of State has a duty under section 1(6) or (8) above to give information or enter into consultations may, where it alleges that the Secretary of State has failed to fulfil that duty, raise an action in the Court of Session for a declarator as to whether or not he has failed to fulfil that duty, and the Court may make a declarator accordingly.

(3)No proceedings may be brought under this section if a complaint to an [F10employment tribunal] has been made under the provisions applied by section 1(5) above.

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E2This version of this provision extends to England and Wales and Scotland only; a separate version has been created for Northern Ireland only

Amendments (Textual)

F10Words in s. 2(3) substituted (1.8.1998) by 1998 c. 8, s. 1(2) (with s. 16(2)); S.I. 1998/1658, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

2 Failure to inform or consult trade unions : High Court and Court of Session remedies.N.I.

(1)A trade union as respects which the Secretary of State has a duty under section 1(6) or (8) above to give information or enter into consultations may, where it alleges that the Secretary of State has failed to fulfil that duty, bring an action in the High Court for a declaration as to whether or not he has failed to fulfil that duty, and the Court may make a declaration accordingly.

(2)In Scotland, a trade union as respects which the Secretary of State has a duty under section 1(6) or (8) above to give information or enter into consultations may, where it alleges that the Secretary of State has failed to fulfil that duty, raise an action in the Court of Session for a declarator as to whether or not he has failed to fulfil that duty, and the Court may make a declarator accordingly.

(3)No proceedings may be brought under this section if a complaint to an industrial tribunal has been made under the provisions applied by section 1(5) above.

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E5This version of this provision extends to Northern Ireland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales and Scotland only

3 Provisions as regards premises used for transferred services.E+W+S

(1)All the land in a designated dockyard shall, whatever the respective rights in or over any part of it of the Secretary of State and a dockyard contractor, be treated for the purposes of— F11

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)Part II of the M3Military Lands Act 1892 (byelaws for lands under the management of Secretary of State used for service purposes), F12. . .

F12(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

as land F13. . . under the control or management of the Secretary of State or the Defence Council, or occupied on behalf of the Crown, for naval, military or air force purposes or the purposes of his departure F13. . ., as the case may be, and all instruments, authorities, powers and privileges subsisting under [F14that enactment] at the commencement of this Act shall (until revoked) continue in force accordingly.

(2)Part II of the M4Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (security of tenure for business tenants) shall not apply to any tenancy granted to a dockyard contractor in respect of any land in a designated dockyard.

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E3This version of this provision extends to E.W.S. only: a separate version has been created for N.I. only

Amendments (Textual)

F12S.3 (1)(c) and the preceding word repealed (E.W.S.)(1.4.2000) by 1997 c.29, s. 3(1)(2), Sch.3 para. 20, Sch.4; S.I. 1998/2329, art. 3

F13Words in s. 3(1) repealed (E.W.S.) (1.4.2000) by 1997 c.29, s. 3(1)(2), Sch. 3 para. 20, Sch.4; S.I.1998/2329, art. 3

F14Words in s. 3(1) substituted (E.W.S.) (1.4.2000) by 1997 c.29, s. 33(1)(2),Sch. 3 para. 20, Sch. 4; S.I. 1998/2329, art. 3

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3 Provisions as regards premises used for transferred services.N.I.

(1)All the land in a designated dockyard shall, whatever the respective rights in or over any part of it of the Secretary of State and a dockyard contractor, be treated for the purposes of—

(a)section 3 of Special Constables Act 1923 (appointment of constables in respect of Her Majesty’s dockyards),

(b)Part II of the M7Military Lands Act 1892 (byelaws for lands under the management of Secretary of State used for service purposes), and

(c)the M8General Rate Act 1967 or, in Scotland, the Valuation Acts (under which rates are levied except on land occupied by or on behalf of the Crown for public purposes),

as land or, in Scotland, land or heritages under the control or management of the Secretary of State or the Defence Council, or occupied on behalf of the Crown, for naval, military or air force purposes or the purposes of his departure or for public purposes, as the case may be, and all instruments, authorities, powers and privileges subsisting under those enactments at the commencement of this Act shall (until revoked) continue in force accordingly.

(2)Part II of the M9Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (security of tenure for business tenants) shall not apply to any tenancy granted to a dockyard contractor in respect of any land in a designated dockyard.

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E6This version of this provision extends to N.I. only; a separate version has been created for E.W.S. only

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4 Expenses of Secretary of State.E+W+S

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any expenses of the Secretary of State—

(a)incurred in connection with the formation of any company formed with a view to, or for any prupose of, the provision of designated dockyard services at a designated dockyard or the operation of any such company wholly owned by the Secretary of State ; or

(b)incurred in assuming responsibility for any liabilities of that company or any other company which is or has been a dockyard contractor arising out of the provision of designated dockyard services or to or in respect of persons employed or formerly employed in or in connection with the provision of those services.

5 Short title and commencement.E+W+S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Dockyards Services Act 1986.

(2)This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

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