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Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

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  1. Introductory TextNext Match

  2. Part I DeregulationPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Chapter I GeneralPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Removal or reduction of burdensPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1. Power to remove or reduce certain statutory burdens on businesses, individuals etc.Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2. Limitations on the power under section 1.Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3. Preliminary consultation.Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4. Parliamentary consideration of proposals.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Enforcement procedures and appealsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 5. Powers to improve enforcement procedures.Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 6. Model provisions with respect to appeals.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. Chapter II Miscellaneous Deregulatory ProvisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 7. Undertakings as alternative to monopoly reference by Director General of Fair Trading.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 8. Newspaper mergers: meaning of “newspaper proprietor” etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 9. Undertakings as alternative to merger reference: non-divestment matters.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 10. Restrictive trade practices: non-notifiable agreements.Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 11. Restrictive trade practices: registration of commercially sensitive information.Previous MatchNext Match

      6. 12. Anti-competitive practices: competition references.Previous MatchNext Match

      7. 13. Striking off of non-trading private companies.Previous MatchNext Match

      8. 14. Repeal of section 43 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985.

      9. 15. Building societies: issue of deferred shares at a premium.Previous MatchNext Match

      10. 16. Building societies: class 1 and 2 advances—third party mortgages.Previous MatchNext Match

      11. 17. Building societies: direct participation in syndicated lending.Previous MatchNext Match

      12. 18. Licensed premises at international ports: permitted hours.

      13. 19. Bars in licensed premises in England and Wales: children’s certificates.

      14. 20. Betting on Sundays.

      15. 21. Sporting events and activities on Sundays.

      16. 22. Sunday opening of certain licensed premises in Scotland.

      17. 23. Repeal of Part I of the Shops Act 1950.

      18. 24. Repeal of remainder of the Shops Act 1950.

      19. 25. Controls on fund-raising for charitable institutions: exclusion of connected companies.

      20. 26. Offences under section 63 of the Charities Act 1992: creation of statutory defence.

      21. 27. Applications for permits to conduct public charitable collections: time-limits.

      22. 28. Annual audit or examination of charity accounts.

      23. 29. Annual reports of charities.

      24. 30. Annual returns by charities.

      25. 31. Slaughterhouses and knackers’ yards: uniting of enforcement functions.

      26. 32. Building regulations: power to repeal or modify provisions of local Acts.

      27. 33. Amendment of duty of care etc. as respects waste.

      28. 34. Controls on London lorries: replacement of discretionary exceptions.

      29. 35. Employment agencies etc.: replacement of licensing.Previous MatchNext Match

      30. 36. Unfair dismissal: selection for redundancy.Previous MatchNext Match

      31. 37. Power to repeal certain health and safety provisions.Previous MatchNext Match

      32. 38. Inspection of independent schools.

      33. 39. Chapter II: consequential amendments.Previous MatchNext Match

      34. 40. Extent of Chapter II.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. Chapter III

      1. 41. The 1968 Act.

      2. 42. Use of vehicles under licences.

      3. 43. Objections to grant or variation of licences.

      4. 44. Determination of applications for licences.

      5. 45. Conditions for securing road safety.

      6. 46. Duration of licences and grant of interim licences.

      7. 47. Variation of licences.

      8. 48. Revocation, suspension and curtailment of licences.

      9. 49. Publication of applications.

      10. 50. Review and transfer of operating centres.

      11. 51. Assessors.

      12. 52. Review of decisions.

      13. 53. Appeals.

      14. 54. Partnerships.

      15. 55. Operators’ licences not to be transferable etc.

      16. 56. Fees.

      17. 57. Chapter III: minor and consequential amendments.

    4. CHAPTER IV Public Service Vehicle Operator Licensing etc.

      1. 58. The 1981 Act.

      2. 59. Undertakings given on applications.

      3. 60. Objections to applications for licences.

      4. 61. Duration of licences.

      5. 62. Suspension of licences.

      6. 63. Operators’ discs.

      7. 64. Repeal of section 27 of the 1981 Act.

      8. 65. Review of decisions and correction of errors.

      9. 66. Fees.

      10. 67. Disqualification of PSV operators.

      11. 68. Chapter IV: minor and consequential amendments.

  3. Part II Contracting OutPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Contracting out of functionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 69. Functions of Ministers and office-holders.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 70. Functions of local authorities.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 71. Functions excluded from sections 69 and 70.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 72. Effect of contracting out.Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 73. Termination of contracting out.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. Provisions for facilitating contracting outPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 74. Powers of certain office-holders.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 75. Restrictions on disclosure of information.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 76. Amendments of enactments etc.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. SupplementalPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 77. Provisions with respect to orders.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 78. Extent of Part II.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 79. Interpretation of Part II.Previous MatchNext Match

  4. Part III SupplementaryPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 80. Financial provisions.

    2. 81. Repeals.

    3. 82. Short title, commencement and extent.Previous MatchNext Match

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1Previous MatchNext Match

      Powers to Improve Enforcement ProceduresPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Explanation of suggested remedial actionPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph confers power to provide that, where an...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Explanation of immediate enforcement action etc.Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph confers power to provide that, where an...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Right to make representationsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 3.This paragraph confers power to provide that, before an enforcement...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Explanation of right of appealPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 4.This paragraph confers power to provide that, where— Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Application of provisions to other interested personsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph confers power to provide that, where— Previous MatchNext Match

    2. SCHEDULE 2Previous MatchNext Match

      Section 7: Sectoral RegulatorsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. TelecommunicationsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.(1) The Director General of Telecommunications shall be entitled to...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In section 50(4) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (which makes...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.In section 50(6) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (power of...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. ElectricityPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 4.(1) The Director General of Electricity Supply shall be entitled...

        2. 5.(1) The Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 6.(1) In section 43(4) of the Electricity Act 1989 (which...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 7.(1) In section 43(6) of the Electricity Act 1989 (power...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Water

        1. 8.(1) The Director General of Water Services shall be entitled...

        2. 9.So far as necessary for the purposes of, or in...

        3. 10.(1) Section 31 of the Water Industry Act 1991 shall...

      4. Railways

        1. 11.(1) The Rail Regulator shall be entitled to exercise, concurrently...

        2. 12.In section 67(4) of the Railways Act 1993 (which makes...

        3. 13.In section 67(8) of the Railways Act 1993 (power of...

        4. 14.Section 93B of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (offences of...

      5. InterpretationPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 15.Expressions used in this Schedule which are also used in...Previous MatchNext Match

    3. SCHEDULE 3Previous MatchNext Match

      Non-notifiable Agreements: Modifications of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976Previous MatchNext Match

      1. 1.The Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 shall be amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 2.In section 1 (registration of agreements) after subsection (2) there...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 3.(1) Section 24 (particulars and time for registration) shall be...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 4.After section 25 there shall be inserted— Registration of non-notifiable...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 5.(1) Section 26 shall be amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

      6. 6.In section 36 (Director’s power to obtain information) after subsection...Previous MatchNext Match

      7. 7.(1) Schedule 2 (furnishing of particulars of agreements) shall be...Previous MatchNext Match

    4. SCHEDULE 4Previous MatchNext Match

      Section 12: Sectoral Regulators and TransitionPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Sectoral regulatorsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In each of the following, namely— (a) section 50(4) of...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.In each of the following, namely— (a) section 50(6) of...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4.In section 67(8) of the Railways Act 1993 (corresponding provision...

      2. TransitionPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 5.(1) Where, immediately before the relevant day, an investigation under...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 6.Where, immediately before the relevant day, an investigation has been...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 7.Where, immediately before the relevant day, the authority by whom...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 8.In paragraphs 5 to 7 above, “relevant day” means the...Previous MatchNext Match

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Striking off of Non-trading Private Companies: Great Britain

      1. 1.The Companies Act 1985 shall be amended as follows.

      2. 2.After section 652 there shall be inserted— Registrar may strike...

      3. 3.(1) Section 653 (objection to striking off by persons aggrieved)...

      4. 4.In Schedule 24 (punishment of offences), there shall be inserted...

    6. SCHEDULE 6Previous MatchNext Match

      Striking Off of Non-trading Private Companies: Northern IrelandPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 1.The Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 shall be amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 2.After Article 603 there shall be inserted— Registrar may strike...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 3.(1) Article 604 (objection to striking off by persons aggrieved)...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 4.In Schedule 23 (punishment of offences), there shall be inserted...Previous MatchNext Match

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Children’s Certificates: Supplementary Provisions

    8. SCHEDULE 8

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Slaughterhouses and Knackers’ Yards: Uniting of Enforcement Functions

      1. Powers to transfer enforcement functions to agriculture Ministers

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the...

        2. 2.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the...

        3. 3.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the...

        4. 4.No functions under the Slaughterhouses Act 1974 or the Slaughter...

        5. 5.(1) Regulations under paragraph 1(2), 2(2) or 3(2) above may...

      2. Territorial division of enforcement functions under the Food Safety Act 1990

        1. 6.In section 6(4)(a) of the Food Safety Act 1990 (which...

    10. SCHEDULE 10Previous MatchNext Match

      Employment Agencies etc.: Replacement of LicensingPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Part I GeneralPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. Great BritainPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 1.(1) The Employment Agencies Act 1973 shall be amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Northern IrelandPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 2.(1) Articles 3 to 5 of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions)...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Part II SeamenPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. United KingdomPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 3.Sections 110 to 112 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Great Britain

          1. 4.In the Employment Agencies Act 1973, in section 13(7) (exceptions...

        3. Northern IrelandPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 5.In the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, in...Previous MatchNext Match

    11. SCHEDULE 11Previous MatchNext Match

      Miscellaneous Deregulatory Provisions: Consequential AmendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Licensing Act 1964 (c. 26)

        1. 1.(1) The Licensing Act 1964 shall be amended as follows....

      2. Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 2.(1) The Fair Trading Act 1973 shall be amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Energy Act 1976 (c. 76)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 3.In section 5(6) of the Energy Act 1976, for “under”,...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Competition Act 1980 (c. 21)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 4.(1) The Competition Act 1980 shall be amended as follows....

      5. Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 5.In Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,...Previous MatchNext Match

      6. Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

        1. 6.In the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, in section 2(1),...

      7. Building Societies Act 1986 (c. 53)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 7.(1) The Building Societies Act 1986 shall be amended as...

      8. Financial Services Act 1986 (c. 60)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 8.In section 125(7) of the Financial Services Act 1986, the...Previous MatchNext Match

      9. Companies Act 1989 (c. 40)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 9.In Schedule 14 to the Companies Act 1989, in paragraph...Previous MatchNext Match

      10. Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (N.I. 18)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 10.In the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, in Article 5(1),...Previous MatchNext Match

      11. Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (N.I. 5)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 11.In Schedule 14 to the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990,...Previous MatchNext Match

      12. Charities Act 1993 (c. 10)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 12.In section 47(3) of the Charities Act 1993— Previous MatchNext Match

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Schedule to be Inserted in the Transport Act 1968 after Schedule 8

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      1. Part I Amendment of the Transport Act 1968 (1968 c. 73)

        1. 1.(1) In section 62(2) the words from “which” to the...

        2. 2.(1) In section 63(3) after “64(2)” there shall be inserted...

        3. 3.In section 66(1)(a) for “the authorised vehicles are used” there...

        4. 4.(1) In section 69(4) for “(1)(b)” there shall be substituted...

        5. 5.(1) In section 69A(1)— (a) for “authorised vehicles” there shall...

        6. 6.(1) In section 69B(1) and (2)— (a) after “any place”...

        7. 7.(1) For section 69C(1) there shall be substituted—

        8. 8.Section 69F shall be omitted.

        9. 9.For section 69G there shall be substituted— Objections and representations:...

        10. 10.In section 82(4) for “authorised vehicles” there shall be substituted...

        11. 11.(1) After section 84(a) there shall be inserted—

        12. 12.In section 85(1) for “authorised vehicles” there shall be substituted...

        13. 13.In section 87(3) the words “or 69F” shall be omitted....

        14. 14.(1) In section 91(1)— (a) in paragraph (a) for “69...

        15. 15.(1) In section 92(1)— (a) the definition of “authorised vehicle”...

      2. Part II Amendment of other Enactments

        1. 16.In section 233(1)(c) of the Road Traffic Act 1960—

        2. 17.In section 2(2) of the Road Traffic (Drivers’ Ages and...

        3. 18.(1) Section 73 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 shall...

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      PSV Operator Licensing etc: Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. 1.The 1981 Act shall be amended as follows.

      2. 2.In section 14(4) for “the provisions of sections 15 and...

      3. 3.Section 14A(3) shall be omitted.

      4. 4.In section 16(6) the word “or” immediately before paragraph (b)...

      5. 5.(1) Section 17(2)(c) shall be omitted. (2) In section 17(3)—...

      6. 6.In section 18(3)(d)— (a) after “discs” there shall be inserted...

      7. 7.(1) Section 50(2) shall be omitted. (2) In section 50(4)—...

      8. 8.In section 12 of the Transport Act 1985 subsection (3)...

    15. SCHEDULE 15Previous MatchNext Match

      Restrictions on Disclosure of InformationPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. PreliminaryPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.(1) Paragraphs 2 to 5, 7 and 8 below apply...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Disclosures between contracting parties etc.Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 2.The enactment or obligation shall not prevent or penalise the...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Disclosures by contracting parties to contractor BPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where another person (contractor B) is...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Disclosures by contracting parties to contractor CPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where another person (contractor C) is...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Disclosures by contractor A to authority DPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 5.The enactment or obligation shall not prevent or penalise the...Previous MatchNext Match

      6. Disclosures to contractor A by authority EPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 6.The enactment or obligation shall not prevent or penalise the...Previous MatchNext Match

      7. Disclosures for audit purposesPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 7.(1) Where authority A is a Minister or office-holder, the...Previous MatchNext Match

      8. Implied term of contractor A’s contractPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 8.It shall be an implied term of any contract made...Previous MatchNext Match

      9. Unauthorised disclosuresPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) any information is disclosed...Previous MatchNext Match

      10. Interpretation: generalPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 10.(1) In this Schedule— “ancillary services” means services certified by...Previous MatchNext Match

    16. SCHEDULE 16Previous MatchNext Match

      Amendments etc. for Facilitating Contracting OutPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881 (c.60) and Limited Partnerships Act 1907 (c.24)

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies where by virtue of an order...

      2. Courts Act 1971 (c.23)

        1. 2.For section 27 of the Courts Act 1971 there shall...

      3. Local Government Act 1972 (c.70)

        1. 3.If and to the extent that an order under section...

      4. Patents Act 1977 (c.37)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 4.If and to the extent that an order under section...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (c.58)

        1. 5.At the beginning of subsection (3) of section 43 of...

        2. 6.After section 43 of that Act there shall be inserted...

        3. 7.After section 43A of that Act there shall be inserted...

      6. Companies Act 1985 (c.6)

        1. 8.After subsection (6) of section 704 of the Companies Act...

        2. 9.In section 735A(2) of that Act (relationship of Act to...

        3. 10.In section 735B of that Act (relationship of Act to...

      7. Gas Act 1986 (c.44)

        1. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 12.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. Agriculture Act 1986 (c.49)

        1. 14.For subsection (3) of section 1 of the Agriculture Act...

      9. European Economic Interest Grouping Regulations 1989

        1. 15.In paragraph 16 of Schedule 4 to the European Economic...

      10. Food Safety Act 1990 (c.16)

        1. 16.After subsection (5) of section 6 of the Food Safety...

        2. 17.In subsection (1) of section 42 of that Act (default...

        3. 18.In subsection (1) of section 50 of that Act (service...

        4. 19.In subsection (2) of section 53 of that Act (general...

      11. Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5)

        1. 20.(1) After subsection (7) of section 54 of the Social...

        2. 21.After subsection (6) of section 123 of that Act (disclosure...

        3. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 23.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      12. Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c.8)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 24.(1) After subsection (7) of section 52 of the Social...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 25.After subsection (6) of section 117 of that Act (disclosure...Previous MatchNext Match

    17. SCHEDULE 17Previous MatchNext Match

      RepealsPrevious MatchNext Match

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