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25 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

[F1(1)]In this Act—

  • the Board” means the Architects Registration Board;

  • [F2 “competent authority” means any authority or body designated by a relevant European State for the purposes of the Directive as competent to—

    (a)

    issue, or receive, evidence of qualifications or other information or documents, or

    (b)

    receive applications, and take the decisions, referred to in the Directive ,

    in connection with the profession of architect;]

  • [F3 “the Directive ” means Council Directive 2005/36/ EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, and—

    (a)

    any reference to the Directive includes (without prejudice to the operation of section 20A of the Interpretation Act 1978) a reference to the Directive as extended by the EEA Agreement (see the amendments made to that Agreement by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No. 142/2007 on 26 th October 2007), and

    (b)

    any reference to an Annex to the Directive is, except where the reference to the Directive is to the Directive as extended by the EEA Agreement, a reference to the Annex as amended from time to time;

  • “Directive-rights national” means—

    (a)

    a national of a relevant European State other than the United Kingdom,

    (b)

    a national of the United Kingdom who is seeking access to, or is pursuing, the profession of architect by virtue of an enforceable Community right, or

    (c)

    a person who is not a national of a relevant European State but who is, by virtue of an enforceable Community right, entitled to be treated, for the purposes of access to and pursuit of the profession of architect, no less favourably than a national of a relevant European State,

    but does not include a person who, by virtue of Article 2 of Protocol No. 3 (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) to the Treaty of Accession, is not to benefit from [F4EU] provisions relating to the free movement of persons and services;]

  • disciplinary order” has the meaning given by section 15;

  • [F5“disqualifying decision”, in relation to any person, means a decision which—

    (a)

    is made by a competent authority of a relevant European State other than the United Kingdom, and

    (b)

    has the effect in that State that the person is no longer lawfully established as an architect there or that the person is prohibited (even temporarily) from practising as an architect there;]

  • F6...

  • erasure order” shall be construed in accordance with section 18;

  • F6...

  • F6...

  • penalty order” shall be construed in accordance with section 16;

  • prescribed” means prescribed by rules made by the Board and “prescribe” means prescribe by rules;

  • the Register” means the Register of Architects;

  • registered person” means a person whose name is in the Register;

  • the Registrar” means the Registrar of Architects;

  • [F7 “relevant European State” means an EEA State [F8or Switzerland]; ]

  • suspension order” shall be construed in accordance with section 17; F9...

  • [F10“third country” means a country other than a relevant European State; and]

  • unacceptable professional conduct” has the meaning given by section 14.

F11(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F1Words in s. 25 (which becomes subsection (1)) inserted (23.12.2002) by S.I. 2002/2842, art. 6(1)

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