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Agency staff and transactionsE+W+S+N.I.

12(1)Schedule 1 (constitution, staff and proceedings of the Agency) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In paragraph 8 (Agency staff to be appointed by Agency, but subject to Ministerial consent as to numbers), omit “with the consent” onwards.

(3)In paragraph 9 (payment of remuneration and expenses by Agency to members and staff), omit “with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service”.

(4)In paragraph 10 (payment of pensions by the Agency in respect of members and past members), omit “with the approval of the said Minister”.

(5)In paragraph 11 (payment of compensation by the Agency to past members) omit—

(a)“, with the approval of the said Minister,”, and

(b)“with the approval of the said Minister”.

(6)In paragraph 12(1) (payment of pensions, allowances and gratuities to or in respect of employees), omit—

(a)“with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service”, and

(b)“with the approval of the said Minister”.

(7)After paragraph 19 (status of documents executed by the Agency) insert—

19A(1)A certificate signed by the chief executive of the Agency that any document purporting to be made or issued by or on behalf of the Agency was so made or issued shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.

(2)A document purporting to be such a certificate shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such a certificate unless the contrary is proved.

19BA person dealing with the Agency, or with a person claiming under the Agency, shall not be concerned to inquire—

(a)whether any directions have been given to the Agency under this Act or whether any directions so given have been complied with; or

(b)whether any approval, authority or consent of the Secretary of State or the Treasury required for any of the purposes of this Act has been given, or whether any condition or limitation subject to which any such approval, authority or consent was given has been complied with,

and, in favour of any such person, the validity of anything done by the Agency shall not be affected by anything contained in any such direction, approval, authority or consent or by reason that any such direction, approval, authority or consent has not been given.

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