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4.—(1) These Regulations shall not affect the validity of anything done under any provision of the 1962 Act repealed or modified by these Regulations before the coming into operation of these Regulations; and anything which at the coming into operation of these Regulations, is in process of being done for the purposes of a provision of that Act mentioned in Schedule 1 to the 1974 Act (including in particular any legal proceedings) by or in relation to—
(a)an inspector appointed under the 1962 Act; or
(b)the Secretary of State;
may so far as may be necessary for the purposes or in consequence of the provisions of these Regulations, be continued respectively by or in relation to—
(a)an inspector appointed by the Health and Safety Executive under section 19 of the 1974 Act;
(b)the Health and Safety Executive.
(2) Where any of the provisions repealed or modified by these Regulations prescribes a penalty for an offence of any kind, that penalty shall, notwithstanding these Regulations, continue to apply to offences of that kind committed before 1st January 1975.