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(introduced by section 2)


1(1)The Welsh Ministers may make one or more schemes providing for—E+W

(a)staff of the Welsh Assembly Government to become members of staff of Qualifications Wales, and

(b)the transfer of property, rights and liabilities of the Welsh Ministers to Qualifications Wales.

(2)The things that may be transferred under a scheme under this Schedule (a “transfer scheme”) include—

(a)property, rights and liabilities that could not otherwise be transferred;

(b)property acquired, and rights and liabilities arising, after the making of the scheme.

(3)A transfer scheme may make consequential, supplementary, incidental, transitional or transitory provision, for example so as to—

(a)create rights, or impose liabilities, in relation to property or rights transferred;

(b)make provision about the continuing effect of things done in respect of anything transferred;

(c)make provision about the continuation of things (including legal proceedings) in the process of being done in respect of anything transferred;

(d)make provision for the shared ownership or use of property;

(e)make provision for references to the Welsh Assembly Government or the Welsh Ministers in an instrument or other document in respect of anything transferred to be treated as references to Qualifications Wales;

(f)make provision which is the same as or similar to a provision made by the TUPE regulations in a case where those regulations do not apply in relation to the transfer.

2E+WA transfer scheme may provide—

(a)for modification by agreement;

(b)for modifications to have effect from the date when the original scheme came into effect.

3E+WFor the purposes of this Schedule—

(a)an individual who holds employment in the civil service is to be treated as employed by virtue of a contract of employment, and

(b)the terms of the individual's employment in the civil service are to be regarded as constituting the terms of the contract of employment.

4E+WIn this Schedule—

5E+WThe Welsh Ministers must lay a copy of a transfer scheme made under this Schedule before the National Assembly for Wales.