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Regional Development Agencies Act 1998

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26Change of name of agency

(1)A regional development agency may, by a resolution in relation to which the requirements mentioned in subsection (2) are met, change the name by which it is to be known.

(2)The requirements referred to are—

(a)that the resolution is considered at a meeting of the agency which is specially convened for the purpose,

(b)that particulars of the resolution were included in the notice of the meeting, and

(c)that the resolution is passed at the meeting by not less than two-thirds of the members of the agency who vote on it.

(3)A regional development agency which changes its name under this section shall—

(a)send notice of the change to the Secretary of State, and

(b)publish the notice in such manner as the Secretary of State may direct.

(4)A change of name under this section shall not affect the rights or obligations of the regional development agency concerned or any other person, or render defective any legal proceedings; and any legal proceedings may be commenced or continued as if there had been no change of name.

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