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2010 No. 939

Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information (Removal of References to Public Authorities) Order 2010

Made

22nd March 2010

Laid before Parliament

25th March 2010

Coming into force

For the purposes of Part 2 of the Schedule

31 December 2011

For all other purposes

1 October 2010

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000(1):

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Freedom of Information (Removal of References to Public Authorities) Order 2010.

(2) Except for the purposes of Part 2 of the Schedule, this Order comes into force on 1 October 2010.

(3) For the purposes of Part 2 of the Schedule, this Order comes into force on 31 December 2011.

(4) In this Order, “the Act” means the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Removal of references to public authorities

2.  In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Act (other public bodies and offices: general) omit the entries listed in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order.

3.  In Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Act (other public bodies and offices: Northern Ireland) omit the entries listed in Part 3 of the Schedule to this Order.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

Michael Wills

Minister of State

Ministry of Justice

22nd March 2010

SCHEDULEEntries Omitted from Schedule 1 of the Act

Article 2

PART 1Entries Omitted from Part 6 with Effect from 1 October 2010

  • The Adjudicator for the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise.

  • The Advisory Committee on Advertising.

  • The Advisory Committee on Consumer Products and the Environment.

  • The Committee on Chemicals and Materials of Construction For Use in Public Water Supply and Swimming Pools.

  • The Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy.

  • The Expert Group on Cryptosporidium in Water Supplies.

  • The Food Advisory Committee.

  • The Know-How Fund Advisory Board.

  • The Medicines Commission.

  • The National Care Standards Commission.

  • The Overseas Service Pensions Scheme Advisory Board.

  • The Social Services Inspectorate for Wales Advisory Group.

  • The Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Research.

  • The Water Regulations Advisory Committee.

  • The Wine Standards Board of the Vintners’ Company.

Article 2

PART 2Entry Omitted from Part 6 with Effect from 31 December 2011

  • The Building Regulations Advisory Committee.

Article 3

PART 3Entries Omitted from Part 7 with Effect from 1 October 2010

  • Enterprise Ulster.

  • The Northern Ireland Pig Production Development Committee.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) apply to public authorities. Section 3(1) provides that a “public authority” includes a body or office which is listed in Schedule 1. Where a body or office either ceases to exist or ceases to satisfy either of the conditions in section 4(2) or (3), an order may be made under section 4(5) omitting an entry relating to it from Schedule 1.

The Order removes references to the bodies in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order from Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Act and references to the bodies in Part 3 of the Schedule to this Order from Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Act.

An Impact Assessment has not been carried out because this Order removes references to bodies that have ceased to exist from Schedule 1 to the Act and therefore does not impose any new costs on any person.

(1)

2000 c.36; section 4(5) was amended by S.I. 2001/3500, Schedule 2, paragraph 8(1)(a), and S.I. 2003/1887, Schedule 2, paragraph 12(1)(a).

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