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The Transfer of Functions (Secretary of State and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) Order 1985

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4.—(1) Any enactment or instrument passed or made before the coming into operation of this Order shall have effect, so far as may be necessary for the purpose or in consequence of the transfer effected by Article 2 above, as if any reference to the Secretary of State or an officer of his (including any reference which is to be construed as such a reference) were or included a reference to the Agriculture Minister or to an officer of his (as the case may require).

(2) In relation to the exercise by the Agriculture Minister of any functions transferred to him by Article 2 above the provisions of the Coast Protection Act 1949 mentioned below in this Article shall have effect subject to the modifications there mentioned (which remove certain references which have effect as references to the Agriculture Minister).

(3) Section 2(8)(a) of that Act (definition for that section of “the Ministers concerned”) shall have effect with the omission of the words from “and the” to the end.

(4) The provisos to sections 5(4) and 8(4) (which provide for the joint exercise of certain powers of the Minister under that Act in certain circumstances) shall each have effect with the omission of paragraph (a) (but not so as to affect the operation of section 5(7) or section 8(9)).

(5) In Schedule 2 to that Act, paragraph 5 (certain references to the Minister to be construed as references to more than one Minister) shall have effect with the omission of paragraph (a).

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