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Statutory Instruments

2021 No. 310

Ministers Of The Crown

The Transfer of Functions (Speaker’s Committee) Order 2021

Made

10th March 2021

Laid before Parliament

17th March 2021

Coming into force

7th April 2021

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 10th day of March 2021

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1 of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Transfer of Functions (Speaker’s Committee) Order 2021.

(2) This Order comes into force on 7th April 2021.

Functions of Minister for the Cabinet Office to be exercisable concurrently with Minister of the Crown in the Cabinet Office

2.  The functions of the Minister for the Cabinet Office under section 2(2)(b) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(2) (membership of the Speaker’s Committee) are to be exercisable concurrently with any Minister of the Crown in the Cabinet Office with responsibilities in relation to the constitution.

Ceri King

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order in Council is made under section 1 of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.

By virtue of article 2, the functions of the Minister for the Cabinet Office under section 2(2)(b) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (“PPERA”) are to be exercisable concurrently with any Minister of the Crown in the Cabinet Office with responsibilities in relation to the constitution. The functions are those relating to the membership of the Speaker’s Committee, which is a statutory body with functions conferred on it by PPERA.

Nothing in this Order alters the functions of the Welsh Ministers, the Scottish Ministers or the devolved authorities in Northern Ireland.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1)

1975 c. 26. Section 1 was amended by section 20 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4).

(2)

2000 c. 41. Section 2(2)(b) was amended by S.I. 2001/3500, Sch. 2, substituted by S.I. 2002/2626, Sch. 2 and amended by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch., S.I. 2015/1376, Sch. 2 and S.I. 2016/997, Sch. 2.