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Deregulation Act 2015

Part 2: Farriers

748.The Farriers Registration Council is the regulatory body for the farriery profession in Great Britain. Its responsibilities are set out in the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975. The constitution of the Council is also prescribed in the Act, in Part 1 of Schedule 1. Five of the 16 persons on the Council are "lay members" and are appointed by named organisations.

749.Part 2 of Schedule 13 amends Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975 by replacing two of the named appointing organisations.

750.The regulatory responsibilities of the Jockey Club were transferred to the British Horseracing Authority Limited; thus the former will be replaced by the latter.

751.The Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (CoSIRA) no longer exists. There was no legal succession provided for when this body was abolished. There is a clear link, however, to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Therefore, Lantra (the UK’s Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries) will replace CoSIRA as an appointing body to the Council.

752.Without these amendments, the number of members of the Council would be reduced and there is a concern that it would not then be able to function properly.

753.Like the 1975 Act itself, Part 2 of the Schedule forms part of the law of England and Wales and Scotland. Part 2 comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed.

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