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Energy Act 2011

Section 31: Delegation and conferring of functions

102.Subsection (1) provides for the Secretary of State to delegate, by order, the exercise of certain functions to a public body specified in an order. If the function of issuing the code of practice is transferred to a public body, subsection (2) provides that the Secretary of State must approve the code before it is laid before Parliament. Subsection (3) provides that the Secretary of State must consent to the revocation of the code of practice. Subsections (4) and (5) enable the Secretary of State to make provision by order for functions in connection with administration of any provision in licences under sections 7 or 7A of the Gas Act 1986 or section 6(1)(c) or (d) to be conferred on the Secretary of State or a public body.

103.Subsection (6) provides that the order may specify different functions to be exercisable by different bodies and that the same functions may be exercised by different public bodies in relation to different areas. Subsection (7) enables the Secretary of State to make payments to any public body specified in an order made under subsection (1) of this section.

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