Section 37: Transfer of property, &c.
140.Subsection (1) enables the Secretary of State, by an order under section 36(1), to provide for the transfer of specified property, rights and liabilities from the former Commissions to the CEHR.
141.Subsection (2) empowers the Secretary of State to direct any of the former Commissions to provide information in respect of property, rights and liabilities and in relation to the exercise of any of their functions. It also provides for the Secretary of State to direct that a former Commission should transfer specified property, rights and liabilities to a specified person. The former Commissions can also be directed to make staff, property or facilities available to the CEHR. The Secretary of State can also direct the former Commissions to stop taking certain specified action.
142.Under subsection (3) the Secretary of State may direct a former Commission to prepare a scheme for the transfer of specified property, rights and liabilities to the CEHR or to any other person.
143.In preparing a scheme to transfer property, rights and liabilities, subsection (4) provides that the former Commissions must consult with either the CEHR or the person to whom the transfer is to be made. The transfer will come into effect once approved by the Secretary of State, subject to any modifications made.