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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

Section 24:  “Relevant function”

63.Section 24 defines “relevant function” for this part of the Act. Under subsection (1)(a) “relevant function” has the same meaning in relation to a local authority in England and Wales as for Part 1 (set out in section 4).

64.For local authorities in Scotland and Northern Ireland, “relevant function” means a regulatory function, which is exercised by an authority under an enactment to be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.

65.Subsections (3) and (4) prevent the Secretary of State specifying in an order a regulatory function in Scotland that is not reserved and in Northern Ireland that is transferred.

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