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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II THE AGRI-FOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

    1. 3.The Agri-food and Biosciences Institute

    2. 4.Scientific work assigned by the Department

    3. 5.Commercial activities

    4. 6.Programme of work and directions

    5. 7.General powers of the Institute

    6. 8.Transfer to the Institute of certain property, rights, liabilities and staff of Department

    7. 9.Power to dissolve the Institute

    8. 10.Dissolution of Agricultural Research Institute

  4. PART III EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE AND RELATED SUBJECTS

    1. 11.Education and research in agriculture and related subjects

  5. PART IV SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 12.Orders

    2. Article 13—Repeals

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE INSTITUTE

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The Institute shall not be regarded—

      2. Membership, chairman, etc.

        1. 2.(1) The Institute shall consist of— (a) a chairman;

      3. Tenure of office

        1. 3.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, a member...

      4. Remuneration, etc. of members

        1. 4.(1) The Institute shall pay to its members such remuneration...

      5. Staff, etc.

        1. 5.(1) The Institute shall have— (a) a chief executive, with...

        2. 6.(1) The Institute may make arrangements with a Northern Ireland...

        3. 7.(1) The Institute shall pay to its employees such remuneration...

      6. Arrangements for assistance

        1. 8.(1) The Institute may make arrangements with such persons (including...

      7. Committees

        1. 9.(1) The Institute may establish committees. (2) A person who...

      8. Delegation to committees and staff

        1. 10.(1) The Institute may, to such extent as it may...

      9. Proceedings

        1. 11.(1) Subject to paragraph 12, the Institute may regulate—

        2. 12.(1) A member who is in any way, directly or...

        3. 13.The validity of any proceedings of the Institute, or of...

      10. Application of seal and documents

        1. 14.The application of the seal of the Institute shall be...

        2. 15.Any contract or instrument which if entered into or executed...

      11. Finance

        1. 16.(1) The Department may make payments to the Institute out...

        2. 17.(1) The Institute shall— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

      12. Annual report

        1. 18.(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each...

      13. The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

        1. 19.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      14. The Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 7)

        1. 20.In Schedule 2 to the Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland)...

      15. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

        1. 21.In Part VII of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

      16. Interpretation

        1. 22.In this Schedule— “financial year” means the period beginning with...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      TRANSFER TO THE INSTITUTE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY, RIGHTS, LIABILITIES AND STAFF OF DEPARTMENT

      1. Transfer of certain property, rights and liabilities of the Department

        1. 1.(1) The Department may by order provide for the transfer...

      2. Transfer of certain staff of the Department

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies to a person who—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TRANSFER OF PROPERTY, RIGHTS, LIABILITIES AND STAFF OF ARINI, ETC.

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.In this Schedule “ARINI” means the Agricultural Research Institute of...

      2. Extinguishment of certain rights of ARINI

        1. 2.References in this Schedule to the rights of ARINI do...

      3. Transfer of certain property of ARINI to Department

        1. 3.(1) At any time before the appointed day, the Department...

      4. Transfer of property, rights and liabilities of ARINI to the Institute on appointed day

        1. 4.(1) All property, rights and liabilities to which ARINI is...

      5. Transfer of staff of ARINI

        1. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), this paragraph applies...

      6. Accounts and reports for ARINI: transitional arrangements

        1. 6.(1) The Institute shall make arrangements for—