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health and safety
7th February 2007
Laid before Parliament
15th February 2007
Coming into force
6 April 2007
The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 15(1), (2), (3)(a) and (c), 5(a), (6)(a) and (b), (8) and (9), 47(2) and (3), 80(1) and (2) and 82(3)(a) of, and paragraphs 1(1) and (2), 6, 7, 8(1), 9 to 12, 14, 15(1), 16, 18, 20 and 21 of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(1) (“the 1974 Act”).
In doing so he gives effect without modifications to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 11(2)(d) of the 1974 Act after the carrying out by the said Commission of consultations in accordance with section 50(3) of that Act, and it appearing expedient to him after consulting such bodies as appear to him to be appropriate in accordance with section 80(4) of that Act(2).
As regards Scotland, see also section 57(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 (1998 c.46) which provides that, despite the transfer to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of that Act of functions in relation to observing and implementing obligations under Community law, any function of a Minister of the Crown in relation to any matter shall continue to be exercisable by him as regards Scotland for the purposes specified in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (1972 c.68).
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