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The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015

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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 Corporate Officer of the House of Commons;

(d)the Corporate Officer of 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 Commission;

(j)Welsh Ministers;

(k)a local authority;

(l)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;

(m)the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board;

(n)a police and crime commissioner elected under section 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011(2);

(o)a chief constable of a police force appointed under section 2 of that Act;

(p)The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime established under section 3 of that Act;

(q)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis appointed under section 4 of that Act;

(r)the Scottish Police Authority established under section 1 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012(3);

(s)the Police Service of Scotland established under section 6 of that Act;

(t)the Northern Ireland Policing Board;

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

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

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

(x)the Broads Authority;

(y)any joint board the constituent members of which consist of any of the bodies specified in paragraphs (k) and (l), (n) to (s) and (u) to (x);

(z)a National Park authority established under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995(5);

(aa)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;

(bb)an association of or formed by one or more public sector bodies;

(cc)a community justice authority established under section 3 of the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005(6).

(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;

(c)the Greater London Authority or a functional body within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999(7).

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

(4) In the application of these Regulations to Scotland, “local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(8) 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(9).

(1)

2004 c. 21. Sections 2 and 4 were amended by the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28) and the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20).

(4)

1985 c. 51. Section 10 was amended by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43).

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