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The Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013

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2013 No. 2329

Public Bodies

The Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013

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12th September 2013

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(1), 6(1), (2) and (5), 23(1)(a), 24(1) and 35(2) of the Public Bodies Act 2011(1) (“the Act”).

In accordance with section 8 of the Act, the Secretary of State—

(a)having had regard to the factors set out in section 8(1) of the Act, considers that this Order serves the purpose of improving the exercise of public functions; and

(b)considers that this Order does not remove any necessary protection or prevent any person from continuing to exercise any right or freedom which that person might reasonably expect to continue to exercise.

The Secretary of State has consulted in accordance with section 10 of the Act.

The Treasury has consented to the making of this Order, to the extent that its consent is required by section 6(4) of the Act.

The Secretary of State has consulted the Welsh Ministers in accordance with section 63(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006(2).

A draft of this Order and an explanatory document containing the information required by section 11(2) of the Act have been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 11(1) after the end of the period of twelve weeks mentioned in section 11(3). In accordance with section 11(4) of the Act, the draft of this Order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament after the expiry of the 40-day period referred to in that provision.

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