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Public Bodies, England And Wales
1st May 2012
Coming into force in accordance with article 1
The Lord Chancellor makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1, 6(1) and (5) and 35(2) of the Public Bodies Act 2011(1), having consulted in accordance with section 10 of that Act.
In accordance with section 8 of that Act, the Lord Chancellor considers that this Order—
(a)serves the purpose of improving the exercise of public functions, having had regard to the factors set out in section 8(1); and
(b)does not remove any necessary protection or prevent any person from continuing to exercise any right or freedom which that person might reasonably expect to continue to exercise.
A draft of this Order, and an explanatory document containing the information required by section 11(2) of that Act, have been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 11(1) after the end of the period of twelve weeks mentioned in section 11(3). In accordance with section 11(4) of that Act, the draft of this Order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament after the expiry of the 40-day period referred to in that provision.
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