Search Legislation

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

 Help about what version

What Version

 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

Changes to legislation:

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, SCHEDULE 1 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 29 September 2022. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.

View outstanding changes

Changes and effects yet to be applied to Schedule 1:

  • Sch. 1 para. 27 words substituted by 2006 c. 43 Sch. 1 para. 209(b) (Affected provision already repealed by the time this amendment was due to come into force)
  • Sch. 1 para. 27A words substituted by 2006 c. 43 Sch. 1 para. 209(c) (Affected provision already repealed by the time this amendment was due to come into force)

Changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act associated Parts and Chapters:

Whole provisions yet to be inserted into this Act (including any effects on those provisions):

Section 30.

SCHEDULE 1U.K. Relevant Public Authorities

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

[F1PART A1U.K.Relevant authorities for the purposes of ss. 28, 29 and 29B

Textual Amendments

F1Sch. 1 Pt. A1 inserted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), ss. 4(9), 9(2); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

Police forces etcU.K.

A1Any police force.

[F2A1AThe tri-service serious crime unit.]

Textual Amendments

B1The National Crime Agency.

C1The Serious Fraud Office.

The intelligence servicesU.K.

D1Any of the intelligence services.

The armed forcesU.K.

E1Any of Her Majesty's forces.

Revenue and CustomsU.K.

F1Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

Government departmentsU.K.

G1The Department of Health and Social Care.

H1The Home Office.

I1The Ministry of Justice.

Other bodiesU.K.

J1The Competition and Markets Authority.

K1The Environment Agency.

L1The Financial Conduct Authority.

M1The Food Standards Agency.

N1The Gambling Commission.]

Part IU.K. Relevant authorities for the purposes [F3only] of ss. 28 and 29

Textual Amendments

F3Word in Sch. 1 Pt. I heading inserted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(2); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

Police forces etc.U.K.

F41U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 1 para. 1 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(a); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

[F51AU.K.The Civil Nuclear Constabulary.]

Textual Amendments

F62U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F6Sch. 1 para. 2 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(b); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F72AU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F83U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F8Sch. 1 para. 2 substituted (1.4.2006) for Sch. 1 paras. 2, 3 by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15), ss. 59, 178, Sch. 4 para. 155; S.I. 2006/378, art. 4(1), Sch. para. 10 (subject to art. 4(2)-(7))

F94U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F9Sch. 1 para. 4 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(c); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

[F104AU.K.F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4BU.K.The force comprising the constables appointed under article 3 of the Mersey Docks and Harbour (Police) Order 1975 M1 on the nomination of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company.]

F12...U.K.

Textual Amendments

F12Sch. 1 para. 5 cross-heading omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(d); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F135U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F13Sch. 1 para. 5 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(d); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F14...U.K.

Textual Amendments

F14Sch. 1 para. 6 cross-heading omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(e); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F156U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F15Sch. 1 para. 6 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(e); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F16...U.K.

Textual Amendments

F16Sch. 1 para. 7 cross-heading omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(f); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F177U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F17Sch. 1 para. 7 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(f); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F188U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F18Sch. 1 para. 7 and cross-heading substituted for Sch. 1 paras. 7, 8 and cross-heading (15.2.2008) by Serious Crime Act 2007 (c. 27), ss. 88, 94, Sch. 12 para. 28; S.I. 2008/219, art. 2(b)

Government departmentsU.K.

F199U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F19Sch. 1 Pt. I: by S.I. 2002/794, art. 5(1)(2), Sch. 1 para. 39, Sch. 2 (with arts. 5(3), 6) it is provided (27.3.2002) that the entry relating to the “Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food” is repealed and the words “The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs” inserted at the appropriate place

F209ZAU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F219ZBU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F229ZC.U.K.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.]

[F239AU.K.The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.]

F2410U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F25The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.]

Textual Amendments

F25Sch. 1 Pt. I: by S.I. 2002/2626, art. 20, Sch. 2 para. 24(a)(b) it is provided (25.11.2002) that the entry relating to the “Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions” is repealed, and the words “The Department for Transport” and “the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister” inserted at the appropriate place

[F19The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.]

F2611U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F26Sch. 1 Pt. 1: by S.I. 2001/2568, Sch. para. 18 it is provided that the entry relating to the “Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions” is repealed and the words “The Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions” inserted at the appropriate place

F2712U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F27Sch. 1 para. 12 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(g); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F2813U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F28Sch. 1 para. 13 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(h); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F2913ZAU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F29Sch. 1 para. 13ZA omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(i); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F3013AU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F3114U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F31Sch. 1 Pt. 1: by S.I. 2002/1397, art. 12, Sch. para. 16 it is provided (27.6.2002) that the entry relating to the Department of Social Security is repealed and the words “The Department for Work and Pensions” inserted at the appropriate place

F3215U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F25The Department for Transport.]

F25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F33By The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/521), art. 2(2)(c) (with art. 9) it is provided (6.4.2010) that, in Pt. 1 of Sch. 1, "para. 15B (the Department for Work and Pensions)" is omitted.

[F34The Welsh Assembly Government]U.K.

Textual Amendments

F34Sch. 1 para. 16 and cross-heading substituted (the amendment coming into force immediately after the end of "the initial period" (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) in accordance with art. 1(2)(3) of the amending S.I. and see ss. 46, 161(5) of Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32)) by The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/1388), arts. 1(2)(3), 3, Sch. 1 para. 76(3)

[F3516U.K.The Welsh Assembly Government.]

Textual Amendments

F35Sch. 1 para. 16 and cross-heading substituted (the amendment coming into force immediately after the end of "the initial period" (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) in accordance with art. 1(2)(3) of the amending S.I. and see ss. 46, 161(5) of Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32)) by The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/1388), arts. 1(2)(3), 3, Sch. 1 para. 76(3)

Local authoritiesU.K.

[F3617U.K.Any county council or district council in England, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, and any county council or county borough council in Wales.]

[F3717AU.K.Any fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 M2.]

Other bodiesU.K.

[F3817BU.K.The Charity Commission.]

F3918U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F39Sch. 1 para. 18 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(j); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

[F4018A.U.K.The Marine Management Organisation.]

F4119U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F41Sch. 1 para. 19 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(k); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

19AU.K.The Prudential Regulation Authority.

F4220U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F42Sch. 1 para. 20 omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(l); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F4320AU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F43Sch. 1 para. 20A omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(m); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

F4420BU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F44Sch. 1 para. 20B omitted (10.8.2021 for specified purposes, 15.9.2021 for specified purposes, 30.9.2021 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4), s. 9(2), Sch. para. 9(3)(n); S.I. 2021/605, reg. 2(a)(b)(c)

20CU.K.The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

20DU.K.F45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F4620EU.K.The [F47 Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority ] .

[F4820FU.K.The Care Quality Commission.]]

[F4920GU.K.The Health and Safety Executive.]

F5021U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F50Sch. 1 para. 21 repealed (15.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3686, art. 6(17)(b)

22U.K.F51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F51Sch. 1 para. 22 repealed (3.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1555, art. 26

23U.K.F52. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F5323AU.K.The Office of Communications.]

Textual Amendments

F53Sch. 1 para. 23A inserted (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), ss. 406, 411, Sch. 17 para. 161(3) (with transitional provisions in Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1) Sch. 1 {subject to art. 3(3)}

[Northern Ireland authoritiesU.K.

Extent Information

E1Sch. 1 Pt. 1 paras. 23A-23D and heading 'Northern Ireland authorities' inserted (2.7.2002) by Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. 2002/183), arts. 1, 3

23AU.K.The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

23BU.K.The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

23CU.K.The Department of the Environment.

23DU.K.Any district council (within the meaning of section 44 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 M3).]

Marginal Citations

[F5423EU.K.The Department of Justice.]

Part IIU.K. Relevant authorities for the purposes only of s. 28

The Health and Safety ExecutiveU.K.

24U.K.F55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NHS bodies in England and WalesU.K.

25U.K.F56. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26U.K.A Special Health Authority established under [F57section 28 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or section 22 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006] .

Textual Amendments

27U.K.F58. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F5927AU.K.F60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

[F61[F62HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills]U.K.

Textual Amendments

F62Sch. 1 Pt. 2 para. 27B and cross-heading substituted (1.4.2007) by Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40), ss. 157, 188, Sch. 14 para. 68; S.I. 2007/935, art. 5(gg)

[F6327BU.K.Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills.]

Textual Amendments

F63Sch. 1 Pt. 2 para. 27B and cross-heading substituted (1.4.2007) by Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40), ss. 157, 188, Sch. 14 para. 68; S.I. 2007/935, art. 5(gg)

The Information CommissionerU.K.

27CU.K.The Information Commissioner.

F64. . . U.K.

Textual Amendments

F64Sch. 1 para. 27D and cross-heading "The Royal Parks Constabulary" repealed (8.5.2006) by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15), ss. 161, 174, 178, Sch. 13 para. 10, Sch. 17; S.I. 2006/1085, art. 2(b)(d)(i)

27DU.K.F65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

Textual Amendments

F65Sch. 1 para. 27D and cross-heading "The Royal Parks Constabulary" repealed (8.5.2006) by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15), ss. 161, 174, 178, Sch. 13 para. 10, Sch. 17; S.I. 2006/1085, art. 2(b)(d)(i)

[F66 The General Pharmaceutical Council.]U.K.

Textual Amendments

F66Sch. 1 para. 28 and heading substituted (27.9.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), arts. 1, 68, Sch. 4 para. 8; S.I. 2010/1621, arts. 1(1), 2(1), Sch.

[F6728U.K.The General Pharmaceutical Council.]

Textual Amendments

F67Sch. 1 para. 28 and heading substituted (27.9.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), arts. 1, 68, Sch. 4 para. 8; S.I. 2010/1621, arts. 1(1), 2(1), Sch.

F68...U.K.

F6928AU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F70...U.K.

Textual Amendments

F7028BU.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F71The Department for Work and PensionsU.K.

28CU.K.The Department for Work and Pensions.

F72. . . U.K.

Textual Amendments

F72Sch. 1 para. 28D and cross-heading "The Postal Services Commission" omitted (1.10.2011) by virtue of Postal Services Act 2011(c. 5), ss. 91, 93(2)(3), {Sch. 12 para. 161(a)}; S.I. 2011/2329, art. 3

28DU.K.F73. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F73Sch. 1 para. 28D and cross-heading "The Postal Services Commission" omitted (1.10.2011) by virtue of Postal Services Act 2011(c. 5), ss. 91, 93(2)(3), {Sch. 12 para. 161(a)}; S.I. 2011/2329, art. 3

Universal service providersU.K.

28EU.K.A universal service provider (within the meaning of [F74Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011]) acting in connection with the provision of a universal postal service (within the meaning of [F75that Part]).]

Textual Amendments

F74Words in Sch. 1 para. 28E substituted (1.10.2011) by Postal Services Act 2011 (c. 5), ss. 91, 93(3), Sch. 12 para. 161(b)(i); S.I. 2011/2329, art. 3(1)

F75Words in Sch. 1 para. 28E substituted (1.10.2011) by Postal Services Act 2011 (c. 5), ss. 91, 93(3), Sch. 12 para. 161(b)(ii); S.I. 2011/2329, art. 3(1)

[F76The Natural Resources Body for WalesU.K.

Textual Amendments

28FU.K.The Natural Resources Body for Wales.]

[F77Northern Ireland authoritiesU.K.

Textual Amendments

F77Sch. 1 Pt. 2 paras. 29-40 and heading 'Northern Ireland authorities' inserted (2.7.2002) by Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002 (SR 2002/183), arts. 1, {4}

29U.K.The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

30U.K.The Department for Regional Development.

31U.K.The Department for Social Development.

32U.K.The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

33U.K.The Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission.

34U.K.The Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland.

35U.K.A Health and Social Services trust established under Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 M4.

Marginal Citations

36U.K.A Health and Social Services Board established under Article 16 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 M5.

Marginal Citations

37U.K.The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

38U.K.The Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services.

39U.K.The Fire Authority for Northern Ireland.

40U.K.The Northern Ireland Housing Executive.]

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources