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The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005

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3.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations each of the following is a public sector body—

(a)a Minister of the Crown;

(b)a government department;

(c)the House of Commons;

(d)the House of Lords;

(e)the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission;

(f)Scottish Ministers;

(g)the Scottish Parliament;

(h)the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

(i)the National Assembly for Wales;

(j)a local authority;

(k)a fire and rescue authority constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004(1) or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies;

(l)the Fire Authority for Northern Ireland;

(m)a police authority established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996(2);

(n)a police authority established under section 2 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(3);

(o)the Northern Ireland Policing Board;

(p)an authority established under section 10 of the Local Government Act 1985(4);

(q)a joint authority established by Part IV of that Act;

(r)any body established pursuant to an order under section 67 of that Act;

(s)the Broads Authority;

(t)any joint board the constituent members of which consist of any of the bodies specified in paragraphs (j), (k), (m), (n), (p), (q), (r) and (s);

(u)a National Park authority established by an Order under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995(5);

(v)the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District;

(w)a corporation established or a group of individuals appointed to act together for the specific purposes of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and—

(i)financed wholly or mainly by another public sector body, or

(ii)subject to management supervision by another public sector body, or

(iii)more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another public sector body;

(x)an association of or formed by one or more public sector bodies.

(2) In the application of these Regulations to England, “local authority” means—

(a)a county council, a district council, a London borough council, a parish council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(b)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as local authority or police authority; and

(c)the Greater London Authority or a functional body within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999(6).

(3) In the application of these Regulations to Wales, “local authority” means a county council, county borough council or community council.

(4) In the application of these Regulations to Scotland, “local authority” has the same meaning as in section 235(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(7) and also includes a joint board or joint committee within the meaning of that section.

(5) In the application of these Regulations to Northern Ireland, “local authority” means a district council within the meaning of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(8).

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