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(1)A Minister may by order abolish a body or office specified in Schedule 1.
(2)An order under subsection (1) may include provision transferring functions from the body or office being abolished to an eligible person.
(3)In this Act, “eligible person” means—
(a)a Minister, the Scottish Ministers, a Northern Ireland department or the Welsh Ministers,
(b)any other person exercising public functions,
(c)a company limited by guarantee,
(d)a community interest company,
(e)a co-operative society,
(f)a community benefit society,
(g)a charitable incorporated organisation, or
(h)a body of trustees or other unincorporated body of persons.
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