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Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013

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16Transfer of Adjudicator functions and abolition etc

(1)The Secretary of State may by order transfer some or all of the Adjudicator’s functions to a public body and in deciding whether to do so must take account of the desirability of—

(a)increasing efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the exercise of public functions; and

(b)ensuring appropriate accountability to Ministers in the exercise of public functions.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order abolish the Adjudicator—

(a)if, as a result of the findings of a review, the Secretary of State is satisfied that the Adjudicator has not been sufficiently effective in enforcing the Groceries Code to justify the continued existence of an Adjudicator;

(b)if, as a result of the findings of a review, the Secretary of State is satisfied that it is no longer necessary for there to be an Adjudicator to enforce the Groceries Code;

(c)if the Secretary of State transfers all of the Adjudicator’s functions under subsection (1); or

(d)if the Groceries Supply Order is revoked and not replaced.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may include provision transferring the Adjudicator’s property, rights and liabilities.

(4)The Secretary of State may by order amend this Act in consequence of any order amending or replacing the Groceries Supply Order.

(5)For the purpose of giving effect to a transfer of functions or to the abolition of the Adjudicator an order under this section may amend or repeal this Act or any other enactment.

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