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Regional Development Agencies Act 1998

1998 CHAPTER 45

F1An Act to make provision for regional development agencies in England; to make provision about the Development Commission and the Urban Regeneration Agency; and for connected purposes.

[19th November 1998]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Act applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2000/1174, art. 2 (subject to transitional provisons in art. 2(12), Sch. 2A)

Part IU.K. Regional development agencies

F1 Development agenciesE+W

1 Establishment.E+W

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2 Constitution.E+W

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3 Status.E+W

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ActivitiesE+W

F14 Purposes.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F15 Powers.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F16 Delegation of functions by Ministers.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F26ADelegation of functions to the Mayor of London and the London Development Agency.E+W

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F17 Regional strategyE+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F37AThe London Development Agency strategy.E+W

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F37BSecretary of State’s functions in relation to the London Development Agency strategy.E+W

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F48 Regional consultation.E+W

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Financial arrangementsE+W

F19 General financial duties.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F110 Government grants.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F111 Borrowing.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F112 Government guarantees of an agency’s borrowing.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F113 Government loans.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

[F114 Accounts and records.E+W

(1)A regional development agency shall—

(a)keep proper accounts and proper accounting records, and

(b)prepare in respect of each accounting period a statement of accounts giving a true and fair view of the state of affairs and the income and expenditure of the agency.

(2)Every statement of accounts prepared under subsection (1) shall comply with any requirement which the Secretary of State has, with the consent of the Treasury, notified in writing to the agency and which relates to any of the following matters, namely—

(a)the information to be contained in the statement,

(b)the manner in which that information is to be presented, or

(c)the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

(3)Subject to subsections (4) and (5), “accounting period”, in relation to a regional development agency, means a period beginning with 1st April and ending with the next 31st March.

(4)The Secretary of State may, in relation to an accounting period of a regional development agency, direct that the period shall end with such date other than the next 31st March as may be specified in the direction.

(5)Where the Secretary of State has given a direction under subsection (4), the following accounting period of the agency to which the direction was given shall begin with the day after the date specified in the direction and, subject to any further direction under subsection (4), shall end with the next 31st March.

(6)In this section, “accounting records”, in relation to a regional development agency, includes all books, papers and other records of the agency relating to, or to matters dealt with in, the accounts required to be kept by this section.

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I1S. 14 wholly in force at 3.7.2000; s. 14 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 43; s. 14 in force for certain purposes at 25.11.1998 by S.I. 1998/2952, art. 2(2); s. 14 in force at 3.7.2000 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2000/1173, art. 2(2)(c)

[F115 Audit.E+W

(1)The accounts of a regional development agency for each accounting period shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

(2)A copy of—

(a)any accounts of a regional development agency which are audited under subsection (1), and

(b)the report made on those accounts by the Comptroller and Auditor General,

shall be sent to the Secretary of State as soon as reasonably practicable after the report is received by the agency; and the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a copy of those accounts and that report.

(3)In this section—

  • accounting period” and “accounting records” have the same meanings as in section 14; and

  • references to accounts, in relation to a regional development agency, include any statement prepared by it under that section.

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I2S. 15 wholly in force at 3.7.2000; s. 15 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 43; s. 15 in force for certain purposes at 25.11.1998 by S.I. 1998/2952, art. 2(2); s. 15 in force at 3.7.2000 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2000/1173, art. 2(2)(c)

Information, reports and accountabilityE+W

F116 Provision of information etc. to the Secretary of State.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

[F117 Annual report.E+W

(1)As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each accounting period, a regional development agency shall prepare a report on its activities during that period and shall send a copy of that report to the Secretary of State.

(2)A report under this section shall—

(a)be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary of State may specify by directions to the agency, and

(b)set out any other directions given to the agency under this Part during the period to which the report relates.

(3)Following receipt of a report under this section, the Secretary of State shall lay a copy of it before each House of Parliament and arrange for copies of it to be published in such manner as he considers appropriate.

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(8)In this section, “accounting period” has the same meaning as in section 14.]

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I3S. 17 wholly in force at 3.7.2000; s. 17 not in force at Royal Assent see. s. 43; s. 17 in force for certain purposes at 25.11.1998 by S.I. 1998/2952, art. 2(2); s. 4 in force at 3.7.2000 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2000/1173, art. 2(2)(c)

F118 Regional accountability.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F1 Vesting and acquisition of landU.K.

19 Vesting of land by order.E+W

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20 Acquisition of land.E+W

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21 Rights of entry.U.K.

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22 Offences in relation to rights of entry.E+W

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23 Supplementary provisions.E+W

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Miscellaneous and supplementaryU.K.

F124 Connection of private streets to highway.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F125 Power to alter regions.U.K.

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F126 Change of name of agency.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F826APower to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament.E+W

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F127 General power to give guidance and directions.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F128 Guidance: supplementary.E+W

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F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F129 Consents of Secretary of State.E+W

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F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F130 Validity of transactions.E+W

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F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F930AApplication of guidance, consent etc. provisions to the Mayor of London.E+W

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F131 Notices.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F132 Minor amendments.E+W

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F133 Interpretation of Part I.E+W

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F1Act repealed in so far as not already repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m. except for ss. 14, 15, 17) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 38(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F1Part IIE+W Existing bodies

F1 The Development CommissionE+W

F134 Transfer of property, rights and liabilities to agencies.E+W

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F135 Powers in relation to the Commission.E+W

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F136 Transfer of property, rights and liabilities to agencies.E+W

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F137 Powers in relation to the Agency.E+W

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F1Part IIIU.K. General

F138 Corporation tax.U.K.

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F139 Stamp duty.U.K.

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F139A.Stamp duty land taxU.K.

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F140 Directions: supplementary.E+W

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F141 General interpretation.E+W

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F142 Expenses.E+W

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F143 Commencement.E+W

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F144 Extent.U.K.

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F145 Short title.E+W

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SCHEDULES

Section 1.

F1 SCHEDULE 1E+W Regions

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Section 2.

F1 SCHEDULE 2U.K. Constitution of agencies

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Section 6.

F1 SCHEDULE 3U.K. Delegation of Ministerial functions: transfer schemes

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Section 19.

F1 SCHEDULE 4U.K. Vesting of land: modifications of enactments

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Section 20.

F1 SCHEDULE 5U.K. Acquisition of land

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Section 23.

F1 SCHEDULE 6U.K. Vesting and acquisition of land: supplementary provisions

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Prospective

F10Schedule 6AU.K. Promotion of Bills in Parliament by the London Development Agency

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Section 32.

F1 SCHEDULE 7U.K. Minor amendments

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Section 34.

F1 SCHEDULE 8U.K. The Development Commission: transfer schemes

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Section 36.

F11 SCHEDULE 9U.K. The Urban Regeneration Agency: transfer schemes

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