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National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006

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Transfer of property

22(1)The Welsh Ministers may by order (referred to in this paragraph and paragraph 23 as a transfer order)—

(a)transfer (or provide for the transfer of) any of the property and liabilities of a health service authority to a Local Health Board,

(b)create or impose (or provide for the creation or imposition of) new rights or liabilities in respect of property transferred or retained.

(2)Any property and liabilities which—

(a)belong to a health service authority other than the Welsh Ministers or are used or managed by a Local Health Board, and

(b)will be transferred to a Local Health Board by or under a transfer order,

must be identified by agreement between the health service authority and the Local Health Board or, in default of agreement, by direction of the Welsh Ministers.

(3)Where a transfer order transfers (or provides for the transfer of)—

(a)land held on lease from a third party, or

(b)any other asset leased or hired from a third party or in which a third party has an interest,

the transfer is binding on the third party despite the fact that, apart from this sub-paragraph, the transfer would have required the third party’s consent or concurrence.

(4)“Third party” means a person other than a health service authority.

(5)In this paragraph and paragraph 23, “health service authority” means the Welsh Ministers, a Local Health Board or an NHS trust in Wales.

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