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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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27Power to specify authorities

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(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument amend Schedule 6.

(2)The power under subsection (1) may not be exercised so as to extend the application of section 26(1) to—

(a)the exercise of a function referred to in section 26(4);

(b)the House of Commons;

(c)the House of Lords;

(d)the Scottish Parliament;

(e)the National Assembly for Wales or the Assembly Commission within the meaning of the Government of Wales Act 2006;

(f)the General Synod of the Church of England;

(g)the Security Service;

(h)the Secret Intelligence Service;

(i)the Government Communications Headquarters;

(j)any part of Her Majesty’s forces, or of the Ministry of Defence, which engages in intelligence activities.

(3)Regulations under this section may amend this Chapter so as to make consequential or supplemental provision.

(4)A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before each House of Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

(5)Subsection (4) does not apply to a statutory instrument containing regulations that only make provision for—

(a)the omission of an entry where the authority concerned has ceased to exist, or

(b)the variation of an entry in consequence of a change of name or transfer of functions.

(6)A statutory instrument that falls within subsection (5) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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