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The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002

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5.  (1)  The amendments specified in Schedule 1 (consequential amendments) shall have effect.

(2) The repeals and revocations specified in Schedule 2 shall have effect.

(3) Any amendment made by virtue of paragraph (1) to a reference to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries or his department which has effect as a reference to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or his department by virtue of article 3(3) of the Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Food) Order 1955(1) shall not apply to the reference to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries or his department so far as it continues to have effect in relation to matters past at the coming into force of the Order of 1955.

(4) Sections 6(2) and 7 of the Board of Agriculture Act 1889(2) and section 1(2) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1919(3) shall continue to apply on and after the coming into force of this Order in relation to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in his capacity as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

(5) In their continued application by virtue of paragraph (4), sections 6(2) and 7 of the Act of 1889 and section 1(2) of the Act of 1919 shall have effect as they had effect immediately before the coming into force of this Order except that—

(a)section 6(2) of the Act of 1889 shall have effect, in relation to the authentication of the official seal, as if it provided for the official seal to be authenticated by the signature of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in his capacity as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or of some person authorised by him to act on his behalf;

(b)section 7(1) of that Act shall have effect as if the reference to every document purporting to be signed by a secretary or any person authorised by the President of the Board to act on behalf of the secretary were a reference to every document purporting to be signed by any person authorised by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in his capacity as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to act on his behalf; and

(c)section 1(2) of the Act of 1919 shall have effect as if the reference to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries were a reference to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

(6) The repeal of section 7 of the Act of 1889 (and of any enactments amending that section) shall not apply in relation to documents sealed or signed, or (as the case may be) certificates signed, before the coming into force of this Order.

(1)

S.I. 1955/554 (“the 1955 Order”).

(2)

1889 c. 30. References in section 6(2) and 7 to the Board of Agriculture and the President of the Board were amended by section 1 of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1903 (c. 31), section 1 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1919 (c. 91) and the 1955 Order, art. 3. References in section 6(2) and 7 to the secretary were amended by section 2(2) of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1903 (c. 31) and section 1(1) of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1909 (c. 15) (as amended or (in part) repealed by section 11 of, and Schedule 4 to, the Ministers of the Crown Act 1937 (c. 38) and section 4(1) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Ministers of the Crown (Parliamentary Secretaries) Act 1960 (c. 6)).

(3)

References to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries were amended by the 1955 Order, art. 3.

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