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Reserve Forces Act 1996

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Designation of successor to disbanded unitE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)A warrant of Her Majesty may designate, for the purposes of this Schedule, any unit of a reserve force as the successor to any unit or other body of the same or any other reserve force which has been or is to be disbanded.

(2)The Secretary of State shall send a copy of any such warrant to—

(a)the Charity Commissioners;

(b)the Lord Advocate;

(c)the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland; and

(d)a trustee of each charity in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, or a person concerned in the management or control of each recognised body, affected by the warrant by virtue of the following provisions of this Schedule.

(3)A copy of a warrant required to be sent under this paragraph may be sent by post; and any such copy shall be sent so as to arrive on or before the day on which the warrant comes into force and, in any event, not more than 14 days from the day on which the warrant is made.

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2In this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • disbanded unit” means a unit for which a successor is designated under paragraph 1;

    “charity” has the M1same meaning (in relation to England and Wales) as in theCharities Act 1993 and (in relation to Northern Ireland) as in the M2Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 1964;

    “recognised body” has the same meaning as in Part I of the M3Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990;

    warrant” means a warrant making such a designation,

and references to disbandment of a body of a reserve force (however expressed) include references to its amalgamation with another unit or body.

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