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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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PART 2The Appointments Commission

Consequential amendments

5(1)Omit the entry for the Appointments Commission in each of the following—

(a)Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975,

(b)Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975, and

(c)Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

(2)In consequence of those repeals, in Schedule 8 to the Health Act 2006, omit paragraphs 4, 5 and 45(3) (and the cross-heading preceding each of paragraphs 4 and 5).

6Omit paragraph 1A(4) of Schedule 1 (membership of governing Council) to each of the following—

(a)the Medical Act 1983,

(b)the Dentists Act 1984,

(c)the Opticians Act 1989,

(d)the Osteopaths Act 1993, and

(e)the Chiropractors Act 1994.

7In consequence of the repeal made by section 279(2)—

(a)in Schedule 1 to the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006, omit paragraphs 284 to 286,

(b)in Schedule 5 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008, omit paragraphs 79 and 80 (and the preceding cross-heading),

(c)in Schedule 10 to that Act, omit paragraphs 20 to 23 (and the preceding cross-heading), and

(d)in Schedule 3 to the Health Act 2009, omit paragraph 8 (and the preceding cross-heading).

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8(1)Anything which is in the process of being done by the Appointments Commission under an enactment immediately before abolition may be continued by the Secretary of State.

(2)If abolition is to occur at a time other than immediately after the end of a financial year within the meaning of paragraph 22 of Schedule 4 to the Health Act 2006 (accounts), the period that begins with the 1 April before abolition and ends with abolition is to be treated as a financial year for the purposes of that paragraph.

(3)Despite section 279(2), paragraph 22 of that Schedule is to continue to have effect for the purpose of imposing the duties under sub-paragraphs (2), (3)(b) and (4) of that paragraph; and for that purpose—

(a)the duty under sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph, in so far as it has not been discharged by the Commission, must be discharged by the Secretary of State, and

(b)the duty under sub-paragraph (3)(b) of that paragraph must be discharged by the Secretary of State.

(4)Subject to that, anything which the Commission is required to do under an enactment before abolition may, in so far as it has not been done by the Commission, be done by the Secretary of State after abolition.

(5)In this paragraph—

  • “abolition” means the commencement of section 279(1);

  • “enactment” includes an enactment contained in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978).

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