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The National Metrological Co-ordinating Unit (Transfer of Functions and Abolition) Order 1987

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the National Metrological Co-ordinating Unit (Transfer of Functions and Abolition) Order 1987 and shall come into force forthwith.

(2) In this Order—

the Act” means the Weights and Measures Act 1985; and

“the transfer date” means 1st January 1988.

Transfer of functions and abolition of the Unit

2.  On the transfer date:

(a)the functions conferred on the Unit by the Act shall thenceforth cease to be exercised by the Unit;

(b)the modifications to the Act set out in the Schedule to this Order shall have effect; and

(c)the Unit shall be abolished.

Final accounts of the Unit

3.  The Unit shall prepare accounts, records and a statement of accounts under section 61(1) of the Act in respect of the period from 1st April to 31st December 1987.

Duty to furnish information

4.  Until the transfer date it shall be the duty of the Unit to furnish the Secretary of State with all such documents and information and to do all such other things as appear to him to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of exercising the functions hereby transferred to him.

Francis Maude

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Trade and Industry

17th December 1987

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