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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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18Power to specify regulatory functions

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(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations specify regulatory functions as functions to which section 17 applies.

(2)“Regulatory function” has the same meaning in this section and section 17 as in the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (see section 32(2) to (4) of that Act).

(3)Regulations under this section may, in particular, specify a regulatory function by reference to—

(a)the person who exercises the function;

(b)the enactment under or by virtue of which it was conferred.

(4)Regulations under this section must not specify a regulatory function of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

(5)Regulations under this section must not specify a regulatory function which is—

(a)a Scottish devolved function, that is to say a function the exercise of which would be within devolved competence (within the meaning of section 54 of the Scotland Act 1998),

(b)a Northern Ireland devolved function, that is to say a function which could be conferred by provision included in an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly made without the consent of the Secretary of State (see sections 6 to 8 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998), or

(c)a Welsh devolved function, that is to say a function which could be conferred by provision falling within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales (see section 108 of the Government of Wales Act 2006).

(6)Regulations under this section are subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

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