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The Transfer of Functions (Elections, Referendums, Third Sector and Information) Order 2016

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Supplementary provision in connection with articles 3 to 5

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6.—(1) This article applies to—

(a)an article 3 function,

(b)anything transferred by article 4, and

(c)an article 5 function.

(2) In this article, “the transferee” means—

(a)in relation to an article 3 function or anything transferred by article 4, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, and

(b)in relation to an article 5 function, the Leader of the House of Commons.

(3) Anything (including legal proceedings) which, at the coming into force of this Order, is in the process of being done by or in relation to the Chancellor of the Duchy may, so far as it relates to anything to which this article applies, be continued by or in relation to the transferee.

(4) Anything done (or having effect as if done) by or in relation to the Chancellor of the Duchy in connection with anything to which this article applies has effect, so far as necessary for continuing its effect after the coming into force of this Order, as if done by or in relation to the transferee.

(5) Documents or forms printed for use in connection with an article 3 function or an article 5 function may be used in connection with the exercise of that function by the transferee even though they contain, or are to be read as containing, references to the Chancellor of the Duchy; and for the purposes of the use of any such documents or forms in connection with the exercise of that function by the transferee, those references are to be read as references to the transferee.

(6) Any enactment or instrument passed or made before the coming into force of this Order has effect, so far as necessary for the purposes of or in consequence of the transfer of anything to which this article applies, as if references to the Chancellor of the Duchy (and references which are to be read as references to the Chancellor of the Duchy) were references to the transferee.

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