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Public Bodies Act 2011

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Territorial Application: Wales

  5. Territorial Application: Scotland

  6. Territorial Application: Northern Ireland

  7. Commentary

    1. Part 1: General Order-Making Powers

      1. Section 1: Power to abolish

      2. Section 2: Power to merge

      3. Section 3: Power to modify constitutional arrangements

      4. Section 4: Power to modify funding arrangements

      5. Section 5: Power to modify or transfer functions

      6. Section 6: Consequential provision

      7. Section 7: Restrictions on Ministerial powers

      8. Section 8: Purpose and conditions

      9. Section 9: Devolution

      10. Section 10: Consultation

      11. Section 11: Procedure

      12. Section 12: Time limits

      13. Section 13: Powers relating to environmental bodies

      14. Section 14: Powers relating to other bodies

      15. Section 15: Powers of Welsh Ministers: consequential provision

      16. Section 16: Purpose and conditions for orders made by Welsh Ministers

      17. Section 17: Consent of UK Ministers

      18. Section 18: Consultation by Welsh Ministers

      19. Section 19: Procedures for orders by Welsh Ministers

      20. Section 20: Restriction on creation of functions

      21. Section 21: Restriction on transfer and delegation of functions

      22. Section 22: Restriction on creation of criminal offences

      23. Section 23: Transfer schemes

      24. Section 24: Transfer schemes: procedure

      25. Section 25: Transfer schemes: taxation

    2. Part 2: Other Provisions Relating to Public Bodies

      1. Section 26: Delegation of functions by Environment Agency

      2. Section 27: Delegation of welsh environmental functions

      3. Section 28: Shared services

      4. Section 29: Shared services: Forestry Commissioners

      5. Section 30: Regional development agencies

      6. Section 31: Sianel Pedwar Cymru

      7. Section 32: V &A, Science Museum, Kew and English Heritage

      8. Section 33: Chief Coroner

      9. Section 34: Scope of power to amend Schedule 1 to Superannuation Act 1972

    3. Part 3: Final

      1. Section 35: Orders: supplementary

      2. Section 37: Extent

      3. Schedule 1: Power to abolish: bodies and offices

      4. Schedule 2: Power to merge: bodies and offices

      5. Schedule 3: Power to modify constitutional arrangements: bodies and offices

      6. Schedule 4: Power to modify funding arrangements: bodies and offices

      7. Schedule 5: Power to modify or transfer functions: bodies and offices

      8. Schedule 6: Regional development agencies: consequential repeals

  8. Commencement Date

  9. Hansard References

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