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Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 2792

Public Health

National Health Service, England

Social Care

The Appointments Commission (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Made

26th October 2008

Laid before Parliament

31st October 2008

Coming into force

8th December 2008

The Secretary of State for Health makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 2(b) and (d) of Schedule 4 to the Health Act 2006(1):

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Appointments Commission (Amendment) Regulations 2008 and shall come into force on 8th December 2008.

Amendment of regulation 2 of the Appointments Commission Regulations 2006

2.  In regulation 2 of the Appointments Commission Regulations 2006(2) (membership of the Commission)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for “five” substitute “four”; and

(b)in paragraph (2), for “four” substitute “three”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health.

Ann Keen

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Health

26th October 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Appointments Commission Regulations 2006.

The Appointments Commission (“the Commission”) was established by the Health Act 2006. The membership of the Commission consists of the chairman, the chief executive and the number of non-executive members and executive members prescribed by regulations.

These Regulations reduce the prescribed number of non-executive members of the Commission from five to four, and the prescribed number of executive members of the Commission from four to three.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1)

2006 c. 28; see section 71(1) for the definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

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