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Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.Acts of Parliament

Regulation of Railways Act 1871 (c. 78)E+W+S+N.I.

1Section 7 of the Regulation of Railways Act 1871 (inquiry into accidents and formal investigation in serious cases) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Ministry of Transport Act 1919 (c. 50)E+W+S+N.I.

2Section 20 of the Ministry of Transport Act 1919 (power to hold inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933 (c. 53)E+W+S+N.I.

3Section 47 of the Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933 (inquiries by Minister) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 (c. 47)E+W+S+N.I.

4In section 26 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 (constitution and functions of Agricultural Marketing Reorganisation Commissions) subsections (6) to (8) are omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72)E+W+S+N.I.

5Section 143 of the Mental Health Act 1959 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Transport Act 1962 (c. 46)E+W+S+N.I.

6Section 90 of the Transport Act 1962 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49)E+W+S+N.I.

7Section 84 of the National Health Service Act 1977 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (c. 14)E+W+S+N.I.

8In the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, sections 76 (general power to hold inquiries) and 77 (general provisions as to inquiries) are omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)E+W+S+N.I.

9Section 125 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)E+W+S+N.I.

10In the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, sections 128 (power to hold inquiries) and 129 (general provisions as to inquiries) are omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)E+W+S+N.I.

11Section 179 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (general power to hold inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Children Act 1989 (c. 41)E+W+S+N.I.

12Section 81 of the Children Act 1989 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (c. 13)E+W+S+N.I.

13In section 57 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (intervention) subsection (9) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Police Act 1996 (c. 16)E+W+S+N.I.

14Section 49 of the Police Act 1996 (local inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Education Act 1996 (c. 56)E+W+S+N.I.

15Section 507 of the Education Act 1996 (power to direct local inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Police Act 1997 (c. 50)E+W+S+N.I.

16In the Police Act 1997, sections 34 (National Criminal Intelligence Service: inquiries) and 79 (National Crime Squad: inquiries) are omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (c. 32)E+W+S+N.I.

17Section 44 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Protection of Children Act 1999 (c. 14)E+W+S+N.I.

18F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14)E+W+S+N.I.

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Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)E+W+S+N.I.

20(1)Section 17 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (exclusion of matters from legal proceedings) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), after “legal proceedings” there is inserted “ or Inquiries Act proceedings ”.

(3)In subsection (4), for “In this section “intercepted communications” means” there is substituted “In this section—

Inquiries Act proceedings” means proceedings of an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005;

intercepted communications” means”..

21(1)Section 18 of that Act (exceptions to section 17) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (5) the word “legal” is omitted.

(3)In subsection (7), after paragraph (b) there is inserted ; or

(c)a disclosure to the panel of an inquiry held under the Inquiries Act 2005 in the course of which the panel has ordered the disclosure to be made to the panel alone.

(4)After subsection (8) there is inserted—

(8A)The panel of an inquiry shall not order a disclosure under subsection (7)(c) except where it is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case make the disclosure essential to enable the inquiry to fulfil its terms of reference.

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32)E+W+S+N.I.

22In section 60 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (inquiry by Board following report by Chief Constable), for subsection (14) there is substituted—E+W+S+N.I.

(14)“Paragraphs 3 to 6 of Schedule A1 to the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (provisions applicable to inquiries etc. under Northern Ireland legislation) shall apply to an inquiry under this section with the substitution for references to the Department of references to the person conducting the inquiry.”

Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38)E+W+S+N.I.

23Section 17 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21)E+W+S+N.I.

24Section 27 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (inquiries) is omitted.E+W+S+N.I.

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