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Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008

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Part 1Strategic plans

Strategic plans for England

1(1)If the Secretary of State instructs it to do so, the Big Lottery Fund shall—

(a)prepare and adopt a strategic plan for England,

(b)review and modify any such plan that it has adopted, or

(c)replace any such plan that it has adopted by preparing and adopting another.

(2)In this paragraph “strategic plan for England” means a statement containing the Fund’s policies for the distribution of dormant account money for meeting English expenditure.

(3)A strategic plan for England must include—

(a)a statement of any directions given to the Fund under section 22 by the Secretary of State, other than directions given by virtue only of subsection (4) of that section;

(b)a statement of the Fund’s assessment of the needs in England that the Fund has power to deal with, in whole or in part, by distributing dormant account money;

(c)a statement of the Fund’s priorities in dealing with those needs by the distribution of dormant account money.

(4)A strategic plan for England must be such as to demonstrate how the Fund is complying with any directions to which sub-paragraph (3)(a) applies.

(5)Before adopting a strategic plan for England, the Fund shall—

(a)consult such other bodies as it thinks fit for the purpose of identifying the needs mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b) and formulating the policies to be adopted for dealing with those needs;

(b)prepare a draft of the proposed plan;

(c)send a copy of the draft to the Secretary of State;

(d)after consultation with the Secretary of State, make such modifications to the draft as it considers necessary or expedient.

(6)Where the Fund adopts a strategic plan for England—

(a)the Fund shall send copies of the document containing the plan to the Secretary of State;

(b)the Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the document before each House of Parliament.

Strategic plans for Wales

2(1)If the Welsh Ministers instruct it to do so, the Big Lottery Fund shall—

(a)prepare and adopt a strategic plan for Wales,

(b)review and modify any such plan that it has adopted, or

(c)replace any such plan that it has adopted by preparing and adopting another.

(2)In this paragraph “strategic plan for Wales” means a statement containing the Fund’s policies for the distribution of dormant account money for meeting Welsh expenditure.

(3)A strategic plan for Wales must include—

(a)a statement of any directions under section 22 given to the Fund by the Welsh Ministers;

(b)a statement of the Fund’s assessment of the needs in Wales that the Fund has power to deal with, in whole or in part, by distributing dormant account money;

(c)a statement of the Fund’s priorities in dealing with those needs by the distribution of dormant account money.

(4)A strategic plan for Wales must be such as to demonstrate how the Fund is complying with any directions to which sub-paragraph (3)(a) applies.

(5)Before adopting a strategic plan for Wales, the Fund shall—

(a)consult such other bodies as it thinks fit for the purpose of identifying the needs mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b) and formulating the policies to be adopted for dealing with those needs;

(b)prepare a draft of the proposed plan;

(c)send a copy of the draft to the Welsh Ministers;

(d)after consultation with the Welsh Ministers, make such modifications to the draft as it considers necessary or expedient.

(6)Where the Fund adopts a strategic plan for Wales—

(a)the Fund shall send copies of the document containing the plan to the Welsh Ministers;

(b)the Welsh Ministers shall lay a copy of the document before the National Assembly for Wales.

Strategic plans for Scotland

3(1)If the Scottish Ministers instruct it to do so, the Big Lottery Fund shall—

(a)prepare and adopt a strategic plan for Scotland,

(b)review and modify any such plan that it has adopted, or

(c)replace any such plan that it has adopted by preparing and adopting another.

(2)In this paragraph “strategic plan for Scotland” means a statement containing the Fund’s policies for the distribution of dormant account money for meeting Scottish expenditure.

(3)A strategic plan for Scotland must include—

(a)a statement of any directions under section 22 given to the Fund by the Scottish Ministers;

(b)a statement of the Fund’s assessment of the needs in Scotland that the Fund has power to deal with, in whole or in part, by distributing dormant account money;

(c)a statement of the Fund’s priorities in dealing with those needs by the distribution of dormant account money.

(4)A strategic plan for Scotland must be such as to demonstrate how the Fund is complying with any directions to which sub-paragraph (3)(a) applies.

(5)Before adopting a strategic plan for Scotland, the Fund shall—

(a)consult such other bodies as it thinks fit for the purpose of identifying the needs mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b) and formulating the policies to be adopted for dealing with those needs;

(b)prepare a draft of the proposed plan;

(c)send a copy of the draft to the Scottish Ministers;

(d)after consultation with the Scottish Ministers, make such modifications to the draft as it considers necessary or expedient.

(6)Where the Fund adopts a strategic plan for Scotland—

(a)the Fund shall send copies of the document containing the plan to the Scottish Ministers;

(b)the Scottish Ministers shall lay a copy of the document before the Scottish Parliament.

Strategic plans for Northern Ireland

4(1)If instructed to do so by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland (“the Department”), the Big Lottery Fund shall—

(a)prepare and adopt a strategic plan for Northern Ireland,

(b)review and modify any such plan that it has adopted, or

(c)replace any such plan that it has adopted by preparing and adopting another.

(2)In this paragraph “strategic plan for Northern Ireland” means a statement containing the Fund’s policies for the distribution of dormant account money for meeting Northern Ireland expenditure.

(3)A strategic plan for Northern Ireland must include—

(a)a statement of any directions under section 22 given to the Fund by the Department;

(b)a statement of the Fund’s assessment of the needs in Northern Ireland that the Fund has power to deal with, in whole or in part, by distributing dormant account money;

(c)a statement of the Fund’s priorities in dealing with those needs by the distribution of dormant account money.

(4)A strategic plan for Northern Ireland must be such as to demonstrate how the Fund is complying with any directions to which sub-paragraph (3)(a) applies.

(5)Before adopting a strategic plan for Northern Ireland, the Fund shall—

(a)consult such other bodies as it thinks fit for the purpose of identifying the needs mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b) and formulating the policies to be adopted for dealing with those needs;

(b)prepare a draft of the proposed plan;

(c)send a copy of the draft to the Department;

(d)after consultation with the Department, make such modifications to the draft as it considers necessary or expedient.

(6)Where the Fund adopts a strategic plan for Northern Ireland—

(a)the Fund shall send copies of the document containing the plan to the Department;

(b)the Department shall lay a copy of the document before the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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