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Energy Act 2004

Section 49: Duty to assist the Secretary of State

178.Section 49 is a provision designed to ensure that the Secretary of State can secure all the information required to make a transfer scheme. It puts an obligation on the transferor – i.e. the company or person from whom the transfer is to be made – to provide the Secretary of State with, and so far as practicable, to secure that its subsidiaries similarly provide, all such information and other assistance as the Secretary of State may require for the making or modification of a scheme. The obligation applies to all transfer schemes made under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Act including those made under section 40 where transfers are made with the consent of the transferor.

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