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SCHEDULE 19E+W+SPublic authorities

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Part 1 E+W+SPublic authorities: general

Ministers of the Crown and government departmentsE+W+S

  • A Minister of the Crown.

  • A government department other than the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Headquarters.

Armed forcesE+W+S

  • Any of the armed forces other than any part of the armed forces which is, in accordance with a requirement of the Secretary of State, assisting the Government Communications Headquarters.

National Health ServiceE+W+S

  • A Strategic Health Authority established under section 13 of the National Health Service Act 2006, or continued in existence by virtue of that section.

  • A Primary Care Trust established under section 18 of that Act, or continued in existence by virtue of that section.

  • An NHS trust established under section 25 of that Act.

  • A Special Health Authority established under section 28 of that Act other than NHS Blood and Transplant and the NHS Business Services Authority.

  • An NHS foundation trust within the meaning given by section 30 of that Act.

Local governmentE+W+S

  • A county council, district council or parish council in England.

  • A parish meeting constituted under section 13 of the Local Government Act 1972.

  • Charter trustees constituted under section 246 of that Act for an area in England.

  • The Greater London Authority.

  • A London borough council.

  • The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority or port health authority.

  • The Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple or the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple, in that person's capacity as a local authority.

  • The London Development Agency.

  • The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

  • Transport for London.

  • The Council of the Isles of Scilly.

  • The Broads Authority established by section 1 of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988.

  • A regional development agency established by the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (other than the London Development Agency).

  • A fire and rescue authority constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies, for an area in England.

  • An internal drainage board which is continued in being by virtue of section 1 of the Land Drainage Act 1991 for an area in England.

  • A National Park authority established by an order under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995 for an area in England.

  • A Passenger Transport Executive for an integrated transport area in England (within the meaning of Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968).

  • A port health authority constituted by an order under section 2 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 for an area in England.

  • A waste disposal authority established by virtue of an order under section 10(1) of the Local Government Act 1985.

  • A joint authority established under Part 4 of that Act for an area in England (including, by virtue of section 77(9) of the Local Transport Act 2008, an Integrated Transport Authority established under Part 5 of that Act of 2008).

  • A body corporate established pursuant to an order under section 67 of the Local Government Act 1985.

  • A joint committee constituted in accordance with section 102(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 for an area in England.

  • A joint board which is continued in being by virtue of section 263(1) of that Act for an area in England.

Other educational bodiesE+W+S

  • The governing body of an educational establishment maintained by an English local authority (within the meaning of section 162 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006).

  • The governing body of an institution in England within the further education sector (within the meaning of section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992).

  • The governing body of an institution in England within the higher education sector (within the meaning of section 91(5) of that Act).

PoliceE+W+S

  • A police authority established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996.

  • The Metropolitan Police Authority established under section 5B of that Act.

  • The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority.

Part 2 E+W+SPublic authorities: relevant Welsh authorities

Welsh Assembly Government, etc.E+W+S

  • The Welsh Ministers.

  • The First Minister for Wales.

  • The Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly Government.

  • A subsidiary of the Welsh Ministers (within the meaning given by section 134(4) of the Government of Wales Act 2006).

National Health ServiceE+W+S

  • A Local Health Board established under section 11 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006.

  • An NHS trust established under section 18 of that Act.

  • A Special Health Authority established under section 22 of that Act other than NHS Blood and Transplant and the NHS Business Services Authority.

  • A Community Health Council in Wales.

Local governmentE+W+S

  • A county council, county borough council or community council in Wales.

  • Charter trustees constituted under section 246 of the Local Government Act 1972 for an area in Wales.

  • A fire and rescue authority constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies, for an area in Wales.

  • An internal drainage board which is continued in being by virtue of section 1 of the Land Drainage Act 1991 for an area in Wales.

  • A National Park authority established by an order under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995 for an area in Wales.

  • A port health authority constituted by an order under section 2 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 for an area in Wales.

  • A joint authority established under Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985 for an area in Wales.

  • A joint committee constituted in accordance with section 102(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 for an area in Wales.

  • A joint board which is continued in being by virtue of section 263(1) of that Act for an area in Wales.

Other educational bodiesE+W+S

  • The governing body of an educational establishment maintained by a Welsh local authority (within the meaning of section 162 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006).

  • The governing body of an institution in Wales within the further education sector (within the meaning of section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992).

  • The governing body of an institution in Wales within the higher education sector (within the meaning of section 91(5) of that Act).

Part 3 E+W+SPublic authorities: relevant Scottish authorities

Scottish AdministrationE+W+S

  • An office-holder in the Scottish Administration (within the meaning given by section 126(7)(a) of the Scotland Act 1998).

National Health ServiceE+W+S

  • A Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.

  • A Special Health Board constituted under that section.

Local governmentE+W+S

  • A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

  • A community council established under section 51 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

  • A joint board within the meaning of section 235(1) of that Act.

  • A joint fire and rescue board constituted by a scheme under section 2(1) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

  • A licensing board established under section 5 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, or continued in being by virtue of that section.

  • A National Park authority established by a designation order made under section 6 of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000.

  • Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, established under the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990.

Other educational bodiesE+W+S

  • An education authority in Scotland (within the meaning of section 135(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980).

  • The managers of a grant-aided school (within the meaning of that section).

  • The board of management of a college of further education (within the meaning of section 36(1) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992).

  • In the case of such a college of further education not under the management of a board of management, the board of governors of the college or any person responsible for the management of the college, whether or not formally constituted as a governing body or board of governors.

  • The governing body of an institution within the higher education sector (within the meaning of Part 2 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992).

PoliceE+W+S

  • A police authority established under section 2 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967.

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