16(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a function which, by virtue of Schedule 4 to this Act, is transferred from one person (“A”) to another person (“B”).E+W+S+N.I.
This includes cases where a function is exercisable by B with the agreement of a third person (and references below to B are to be read accordingly as necessary or appropriate).
(2)Anything done by, on behalf of or in relation to A in relation to the function has effect as if done by, on behalf of or in relation to B, so far as necessary or appropriate for continuing its effect after the transfer.
(3)Anything (including legal proceedings) which, immediately before the transfer, is in the process of being done by, on behalf of or in relation to A in relation to the function may be continued by, on behalf of or in relation to B.
(4)So far as necessary or appropriate in consequence of the transfer or sub-paragraph (2) or (3) above, in any provision made by or under an Act or Northern Ireland legislation or in any instrument, agreement or other document a reference to A is to be treated as a reference to, or as including a reference to, B.
(5)In sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) above, references to A include references to any person who had the function before A.
(6)This paragraph is subject to paragraph 12 of this Schedule.