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F1Part 1E+W+SPublic authorities: general

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Sch. 19 Pt. 1 inserted (1.11.2022 for specified purposes, 19.6.2023 in so far as not already in force) by Armed Forces Act 2021 (c. 35), s. 24(1), Sch. 4 para. 8; S.I. 2022/1095, reg. 3; S.I. 2023/621, reg. 2

Ministers of the Crown and government departmentsE+W+S

  • A Minister of the Crown.

  • A government department other than the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Headquarters.

Armed forcesE+W+S

  • Any of the armed forces other than any part of the armed forces which is, in accordance with a requirement of the Secretary of State, assisting the Government Communications Headquarters.

  • [F1Service Police Complaints Commissioner.]

[F2BroadcastingE+W+S

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (“ BBC ”), except in respect of functions relating to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act 2003); and the reference to the BBC includes a reference to a body corporate which—

    (a)

    is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC ,

    (b)

    is not operated with a view to generating a profit, and

    (c)

    undertakes activities primarily in order to promote the BBC 's public purposes.

  • The Channel Four Television Corporation, except in respect of—

    (a)

    functions relating to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act 2003), and

    (b)

    the function of carrying on the activities referred to in section 199 of that Act.

  • The Welsh Authority (as defined by section 56(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990), except in respect of functions relating to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act 2003).]

[F3Citizens' rightsE+W+S

Textual Amendments

  • The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens' Rights Agreements.]

[F4Civil libertiesE+W+S

  • The Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

  • The Information Commissioner.]

[F5Court services and legal servicesE+W+S

  • The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

  • The Judicial Appointments Commission.

  • The Legal Services Board.

  • F6...]

Textual Amendments

F6Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10), s. 39(1), Sch. 5 para. 70; S.I. 2013/453, art. 3(h) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2013/534, art. 6)

[F7Criminal justiceE+W+S

  • Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

  • Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service.

  • Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons.

  • Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Probation for England and Wales.

  • [F8The Forensic Science Regulator.]

  • The Parole Board for England and Wales.

  • A probation trust established by an order made under section 5(1) of the Offender Management Act 2007.

  • The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.]

[F9Environment, housing and developmentE+W+S

  • The Homes and Communities Agency.

  • Natural England.

  • [F10The Office for Environmental Protection.]

  • F11...

  • F12...]

Textual Amendments

F10Sch. 19 Pt. 1: entry inserted (17.11.2021) by Environment Act 2021 (c. 30), s. 147(3), Sch. 1 para. 23 (with s. 144); S.I. 2021/1274, reg. 2(i)

[F13Health, social care and social security]E+W+S

  • [F14[F15[F16NHS England].

  • [F17An integrated care board established under section 14Z25 of the National Health Service Act 2006.]]

  • The Care Quality Commission.

  • [F18The Commissioner for Patient Safety.]

  • F19...

  • F20...

  • [F21The Health Research Authority.]

  • The Health Service Commissioner for England, in respect of—

    (a)

    the Commissioner's functions set out in paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993; and

    (b)

    the Commissioner's public procurement functions (as defined in section 155(3) of this Act).

  • F22...

  • An NHS foundation trust within the meaning given by section 30 of the National Health Service Act 2006.

  • F23...

  • F24...

  • A Special Health Authority established under section 28 of that Act other than NHS Blood and Transplant and the NHS Business Services Authority.

  • F25...

  • F26...

  • [F27The Health Services Safety Investigations Body.]

  • [F28The National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care.]

  • [F29The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.]]

Textual Amendments

F15Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entries inserted (27.3.2012 for specified purposes otherwise 1.10.2012) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 55(2), 306(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 182(a); S.I. 2012/1831, art. 2(2)

F21Words in Sch. 19 Pt. 1 inserted (1.1.2015) by Care Act 2014 (c. 23), s. 127(1), Sch. 7 para. 27; S.I. 2014/2473, art. 5(m)

F23Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry omitted (27.3.2012 for specified purposes otherwise prosp.) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 179(6), 306(1)(d)(4), Sch. 14 para. 116 (with s. 179(5)(b))

F24Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry omitted (27.3.2012 for specified purposes otherwise 1.4.2013) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 55(2), 306(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 182(c); S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2)

F25Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry omitted (27.3.2012 for specified purposes otherwise 1.4.2013) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 55(2), 306(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 182(d); S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2)

F29Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry added (27.3.2012 for specified purposes otherwise 1.4.2013) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 249(1), 306(1)(d), Sch. 17 para. 14; S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2)

[F30 Industry, business, finance etc. E+W+S

  • [F31The Advanced Research and Invention Agency.]

  • The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

  • The Bank of England [F32(including the Bank in its capacity as the Prudential Regulation Authority)], in respect of its public functions.

  • [F33The Board of the Pension Protection Fund.]

  • The Civil Aviation Authority.

  • F34 ...

  • [F33The Coal Authority.]

  • F35...

  • [F36The Comptroller and Auditor General.]

  • [F33The Construction Industry Training Board.]

  • [F33The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.]

  • [F37The Financial Conduct Authority.]

  • [F38The Financial Reporting Council Limited.]

  • [F39The Money and Pensions Service.]

  • The National Audit Office.

  • [F33The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.]

  • [F40The Office for Budget Responsibility.]

  • The Office of Communications.

  • F41...

  • [F33The Oil and Gas Authority.]

  • [F42The Payment Systems Regulator established under section 40 of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.]

  • [F43The Trade Remedies Authority.]

  • F44...

  • F45...

  • [F46United Kingdom Research and Innovation.]]

Textual Amendments

F43Words in Sch. 19 Pt. 1 inserted (1.6.2021) by Trade Act 2021 (c. 10), Sch. 4 para. 40; S.I. 2021/550, reg. 3(c)

Local governmentE+W+S

  • A county council, district council or parish council in England.

  • A parish meeting constituted under section 13 of the Local Government Act 1972.

  • Charter trustees constituted under section 246 of that Act for an area in England.

  • The Greater London Authority.

  • A London borough council.

  • The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority or port health authority.

  • The Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple or the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple, in that person's capacity as a local authority.

  • F47...

  • [F48The London Fire Commissioner,]

  • Transport for London.

  • [F49A Mayoral development corporation.]

  • The Council of the Isles of Scilly.

  • The Broads Authority established by section 1 of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988.

  • F50...

  • A fire and rescue authority constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies, for an area in England.

  • [F51A fire and rescue authority created by an order under section 4A of that Act.]

  • An internal drainage board which is continued in being by virtue of section 1 of the Land Drainage Act 1991 for an area in England.

  • A National Park authority established by an order under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995 for an area in England.

  • A Passenger Transport Executive for an integrated transport area in England (within the meaning of Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968).

  • A port health authority constituted by an order under section 2 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 for an area in England.

  • A waste disposal authority established by virtue of an order under section 10(1) of the Local Government Act 1985.

  • A joint authority established under Part 4 of that Act for an area in England (including, by virtue of section 77(9) of the Local Transport Act 2008, an Integrated Transport Authority established under Part 5 of that Act of 2008).

  • [F52A sub-national transport body established under section 102E of the Local Transport Act 2008.]

  • A body corporate established pursuant to an order under section 67 of the Local Government Act 1985.

  • A joint committee constituted in accordance with section 102(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 for an area in England.

  • A joint board which is continued in being by virtue of section 263(1) of that Act for an area in England.

  • F53...

  • [F54A Local Commissioner in England as defined by section 23(3) of the Local Government Act 1974, in respect of—

    (a)

    the Commissioner's functions under sections 29(6A) and 34G(6) of that Act, and section 210(5) of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009; and

    (b)

    the Commissioner's public procurement functions (as defined in section 155(3) of this Act).

  • F55...]

  • [F56A combined authority established by an order made under section 103(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

  • [F57A combined county authority established under section 9(1) of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023.]

  • An economic prosperity board established by an order made under section 88(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

  • An urban development corporation established by an order made under section 135 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.]

Textual Amendments

F47Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry repealed (31.3.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 237, Sch. 25 Pt. 32; S.I. 2012/628, art. 4(d)

F48Words in Sch. 19 Pt. 1 substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 1.4.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 2 para. 116; S.I. 2018/227, reg. 4(c)

F49Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry inserted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), ss. 222, 240(1)(l), Sch. 22 para. 62

F50Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry repealed (1.7.2012 at 00.02 a.m.) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 30(3), Sch. 6 (with Sch. 6 Note 1); S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F51Words in Sch. 19 Pt. 1 inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 3.4.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 1 para. 85; S.I. 2017/399, reg. 2, Sch. para. 38

F52Words in Sch. 19 Pt. 1 inserted (E.W.) (28.1.2016 for specified purposes, 28.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (c. 1), s. 25(2), Sch. 5 para. 31

Other educational bodiesE+W+S

  • The governing body of an educational establishment maintained by an English local authority (within the meaning of section 162 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006).

  • The governing body of an institution in England within the further education sector (within the meaning of section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992).

  • The governing body of an institution in England within the higher education sector (within the meaning of section 91(5) of that Act).

  • F58...

  • [F59A local authority with respect to the pupil referral units it establishes and maintains by virtue of section 19 [F60or 19A] of the Education Act 1996.]

  • [F61The National Citizen Service Trust.]

  • [F62The Office for Students.]

  • [F63The proprietor of a City Technology College, a City College for Technology of the Arts, or an Academy.]

[F64Parliamentary and devolved bodiesE+W+S

  • The National Assembly for Wales Commission (Comisiwn Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru).

  • The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, in respect of—

    (a)

    the Commissioner's functions set out in section 3(1) and (1A) of the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967; and

    (b)

    the Commissioner's public procurement functions (as defined in section 155(3) of this Act).

  • The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.]

[F65Police]E+W+S

  • [F66The British Transport Police Force.

  • A chief constable of a police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996.

  • The Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency.

  • The Civil Nuclear Police Authority.

  • [F67 The College of Policing.]

  • The Commissioner of Police for the City of London.

  • The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

  • The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority.

  • [F68The Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.]

  • [F68The Independent Office for Police Conduct.]

  • F69...

  • [F70A police and crime commissioner established under section 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

  • The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime established under section 3 of that Act.

  • A Port Police Force established under an order made under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964.

  • The Port Police Force established under Part 10 of the Port of London Act 1968.

  • A Port Police Force established under section 79 of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847.

  • F71 ...]]

Textual Amendments

F68Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entries inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes; 8.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 9 para. 72; S.I. 2017/1249, reg. 2(2)(d)

F69Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry omitted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes; 8.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 9 para. 72; S.I. 2017/1249, reg. 2(2)(d)

F70Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entries substituted (16.1.2012) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), s. 98, Sch. 16 para. 383; S.I. 2011/3019, art. 3, {Sch. 1 para. (nnn)(iii)}

F71 Sch. 19 Pt. 1 entry omitted (7.10.2013) by virtue of Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(2), Sch. 8 para. 183; S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(v)

[F72RegulatorsE+W+S

  • F73...

  • [F74The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, in respect of its public functions.]

  • F73...

  • The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Council for Licensed Conveyancers, in respect of its public functions.

  • [F75The Disclosure and Barring Service.]

  • [F75The Gambling Commission.]

  • [F75The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.]

  • The General Chiropractic Council, in respect of its public functions.

  • The General Council of the Bar, in respect of its public functions.

  • The General Dental Council, in respect of its public functions.

  • The General Medical Council, in respect of its public functions.

  • [F75The General Optical Council, in respect of its public functions.]

  • [F75The General Osteopathic Council, in respect of its public functions.]

  • [F75The General Pharmaceutical Council, in respect of its public functions.]

  • The Health and Safety Executive.

  • [F75The Health and Care Professions Council, in respect of its public functions.]

  • [F76The Office for Nuclear Regulation.]

  • [F75The Independent Monitor appointed under section 119B of the Police Act 1997.]

  • The Insolvency Practitioners Association, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Institute of Legal Executives, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Law Society of England and Wales, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council, in respect of its public functions.

  • The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

  • [F75The Pensions Regulator.]

  • [F77The Regulator of Social Housing.]

  • [F75The Security Industry Authority.]

  • [F78Social Work England.]]

[F79Transport E+W+S

  • High Speed Two (HS2) Limited.

  • [F80A strategic highways company appointed under section 1 of the Infrastructure Act 2015]

  • Network Rail Limited.]

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