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SCHEDULE 12E+W+S+N.I.Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 3

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

Geological Survey Act 1845E+W+S+N.I.

1In section 1 of the Geological Survey Act 1845 (power of persons employed in geological survey to enter land), for “the Natural Environment Research Council”, in both places, substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

Mining Industry Act 1926E+W+S+N.I.

2In section 23 of the Mining Industry Act 1926 (facilities to be given when shafts or boreholes are sunk)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in the heading, for “Department of Scientific and Industrial Research” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”,

(b)in subsection (1), for “the National Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”, and

(c)in subsections (1) to (3) and (5), for “the Council”, in each place, substitute “ UKRI ”.

Public Records Act 1958E+W+S+N.I.

3In Part 2 of the Table in paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition of public records), omit the following entries— “ Arts and Humanities Research Council. ” “ Economic and Social Research Council. ” “ Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. ” “ Medical Research Council. ” “ Natural Environment Research Council. ” “ Technology Strategy Board. ”E+W+S+N.I.

Science and Technology Act 1965E+W+S+N.I.

4(1)The Science and Technology Act 1965 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In section 1 (the research councils)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit paragraphs (a) and (b) (and the “and” after paragraph (b)),

(b)also in subsection (1), in paragraph (c), omit “other”, and

(c)omit subsections (2) and (3).

(3)In section 2 (expenses and accounts of research councils)—

(a)omit subsection (4), and

(b)in subsection (5)—

(i)for the words from “, in the case” to “expenses of the Council” substitute “ the expenses of a Research Council ”, and

(ii)omit “in section 1(2) or (3) above or”.

(4)In section 3 (re-allocation of activities connected with scientific research)—

(a)omit subsections (1) to (3), and

(b)in subsection (5), omit the words from “; and the provisions” to the end.

(5)Omit Schedule 3 (transitional provisions).

Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967E+W+S+N.I.

5In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments etc subject to investigation), omit the following entries— “ Arts and Humanities Research Council. ” “ Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. ” “ Economic and Social Research Council. ” “ Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. ” “ Medical Research Council. ” “ Natural Environment Research Council. ” “ Science and Technology Facilities Council. ” “ Technology Strategy Board. ”E+W+S+N.I.

Agriculture Act 1967E+W+S+N.I.

6In section 50(3) of the Agriculture Act 1967 (provisions on control of sale not to apply to transfers to and from persons listed), for paragraph (f) substitute—E+W+S+N.I.

(f)United Kingdom Research and Innovation,.

Conservation of Seals Act 1970E+W+S+N.I.

7(1)The Conservation of Seals Act 1970 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In each of the following provisions, for “the Council” substitute “ UKRI ”

(a)section 3(1) (consultation before orders prohibiting killing seals),

(b)section 10(3)(a) (consultation before granting licence to kill etc),

(c)section 11(1) (consultation before entry onto land), and

(d)section 13 (duty to give advice on management of seal populations).

(3)In section 15 (interpretation)—

(a)omit the definition of “the Council”, and

(b)at the end insert—

UKRI” means United Kingdom Research and Innovation.

Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970E+W+S+N.I.

8In section 24 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (institute of hearing research), for “the Medical Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

Mineral Exploration and Investment Grants Act 1972E+W+S+N.I.

9In section 1(3) of the Mineral Exploration and Investment Grants Act 1972 (conditions for making contributions in respect of mineral exploration), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

Supply Powers Act 1975E+W+S+N.I.

10In section 7 of the Supply Powers Act 1975 (interpretation), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “articles required for the public service”, after “Civil Aviation Authority” insert “ , United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975E+W+S+N.I.

11In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (disqualifying offices), omit the following entries— “ Chair or Chief Executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. ” “ Chair, Deputy Chair or Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board. ” “ Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. ” “ Chairman, Deputy Chairman, or Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. ” “ Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council. ” “ Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Chief Executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. ” “ Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council. ” “ Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council. ”E+W+S+N.I.

Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975E+W+S+N.I.

12In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified), omit the following entry— “ The Advisory Board for the Research Councils. ”E+W+S+N.I.

Patents Act 1977E+W+S+N.I.

13In section 41(3) of the Patents Act 1977 (assignment of right in patent)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)after “Where the Crown” insert “ , United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”,

(b)for “or, as the case may be, Research Council” substitute “ , United Kingdom Research and Innovation or the Research Council (as the case may be) ”, and

(c)omit the words from “or the Arts” to the end.

Further Education Act 1985E+W+S+N.I.

14In section 2(4)(a) of the Further Education Act 1985 (cases in which requirement that goods or services supplied at open market value disapplied), for the words from “the Arts” to “2004)” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

Water Resources Act 1991E+W+S+N.I.

15(1)The Water Resources Act 1991 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In section 198 (information about underground water)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation (“UKRI”) ”,

(b)in subsection (2)(a), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ UKRI ”,

(c)in subsection (2)(b) and (c), for “that Council” substitute “ UKRI ”, and

(d)in subsection (4), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ UKRI ”.

(3)In section 205 (confidentiality of information about underground water)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation (“UKRI”) ”, and

(ii)for “that Council” substitute “ UKRI ”, and

(b)in subsections (2) and (4)—

(i)for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ UKRI ”, and

(ii)for “that Council” substitute “ UKRI ”.

Scotland Act 1998E+W+S+N.I.

16(1)In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (specific reservations) section C12 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the heading, at the beginning insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation and ”.

(3)After the heading insert the following entry— “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation. ”

(4)In the entry beginning “The subject-matter of section 5”, after “relating to” insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation and ”.

(5)Omit the entry relating to the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

(6)In the entry beginning “The subject-matter of section 10”—

(a)for “that Act” substitute “ the Higher Education Act 2004 ”, and

(b)for “that Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.

Northern Ireland Act 1998E+W+S+N.I.

17In Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (reserved matters), for paragraph 35A substitute—E+W+S+N.I.

35AUnited Kingdom Research and Innovation.

Freedom of Information Act 2000E+W+S+N.I.

18In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (public authorities to which that Act applies), omit the following entries— “ The Arts and Humanities Research Council. ” “ The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. ” “ The Economic and Social Research Council. ” “ The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. ” “ The Medical Research Council. ” “ The Natural Environment Research Council. ” “ The Science and Technology Facilities Council. ” “ The Technology Strategy Board. ”E+W+S+N.I.

Higher Education Act 2004E+W+S+N.I.

19Omit sections 1 to 9 of the Higher Education Act 2004 (which establish and make provision in relation to the Arts and Humanities Research Council).E+W+S+N.I.

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006E+W+S+N.I.

20In paragraph 9(a) of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (application of enforcement provisions for the purposes of the Conservation of Seals Act 1970), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

Government of Wales Act 2006E+W+S+N.I.

21The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

22(1)Schedule 3A (functions exercisable concurrently or jointly with the Welsh Ministers) (which is inserted by the Wales Act 2017) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the Table in paragraph 1(2), in the entry relating to the Science and Technology Act 1965, in the column headed “Functions”, after “relating to” insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation and ”.

23In paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 7 (Acts of the National Assembly for Wales: subject of education and training), before “Research Councils” insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation and ”.E+W+S+N.I.

24(1)In Part 2 of Schedule 7A (specific reservations) (which is inserted by the Wales Act 2017), Section C11 (Research Councils) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the heading, at the beginning insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation and ”.

(3)In paragraph 87—

(a)at the beginning insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation (“UKRI”), and ”, and

(b)after “relating to” insert “ UKRI and ”.

(4)In paragraph 88—

(a)omit “Arts and Humanities Research Council within the meaning of Part 1 of the Higher Education Act 2004, and the”,

(b)for “that Act” substitute “ the Higher Education Act 2004 ”, and

(c)for “that Council” substitute “ UKRI ”.

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 5)E+W+S+N.I.

25In sections 116(1), 117, 118(2), 120(1), 121(1), 125 and 129(2)(b) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (duties on Scottish Ministers to consult), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 1)E+W+S+N.I.

26(1)The table in Schedule 6 to the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (public bodies etc: standards) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the English language text, omit the entries relating to—

(a)the Arts and Humanities Research Council,

(b)the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council,

(c)the Economic and Social Research Council,

(d)the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,

(e)the Medical Research Council,

(f)the Natural Environment Research Council, and

(g)the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

(3)In the Welsh language text, omit the entries relating to—

(a)Cyngor Cyfleusterau Gwyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg,

(b)Cyngor Ymchwil Biotechnoleg a Gwyddorau Biolegol,

(c)Y Cyngor Ymchwil Economaidd a Chymdeithasol,

(d)Y Cyngor Ymchwil Meddygol,

(e)Cyngor Ymchwil Peirianneg a Gwyddorau Ffisegol,

(f)Cyngor Ymchwil yr Amgylchedd Naturiol, and

(g)Y Cyngor Ymchwil i‘r Celfyddydau a‘r Dyniaethau.

(4)In the English language text, insert at the appropriate place under the heading “ general ”

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (“Ymchwil ac Arloesedd y Deyrnas Unedig”)Service delivery standards
Policy making standards
Operational Standards
Record keeping standards

(5)In the Welsh language text, insert at the appropriate place under the heading “ cyffredinol ”

“Ymchwil ac Arloesedd y Deyrnas Unedig (“United Kingdom Research and Innovation”)Safonau cyflenwi gwasanaethau
Safonau llunio polisi
Safonau gweithredu
Safonau cadw cofnodion

Antarctic Act 2013E+W+S+N.I.

27(1)In section 10(4) of the Antarctic Act 2013 (the Crown), in paragraph (a), for “the Natural Environment Research Council” substitute “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation ”.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subsections (2) and (3) of section 34 of the Antarctic Act 1994 (power to extend to the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas territories) apply in relation to section 10 of the Antarctic Act 2013 as amended by sub-paragraph (1).

Public Service Pensions Act 2013E+W+S+N.I.

28(1)Schedule 10 to the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (public bodies whose pension schemes must be restricted) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)After paragraph 14 insert—

15United Kingdom Research and Innovation.

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016E+W+S+N.I.

29In paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (exempted activities), in paragraph (b)(iii) of the definition of “relevant ethics review body”, at the beginning insert “ United Kingdom Research and Innovation or ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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