Railway Safety Act 2005

Conferral of additional functions.

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11.—(1) The Minister may, by order, made with the consent of the Minister for Finance, confer on the Commission such additional functions in relation to railway safety as, from time to time, he or she considers appropriate.

(2) The Minister or any other Minister of the Government with the consent of the Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, by order provide that any function relating to railway safety conferred on him or her under any enactment (including this Act), shall, where the relevant Minister is satisfied that the function could be more conveniently performed by the Commission, in lieu of being performed by him or her, be performed by the Commission with effect from a date specified in the order.

(3) Whenever an order under subsection (2) is in force in relation to a particular function, a reference in any enactment concerned to the Minister or the Minister of the Government concerned, as the case may be, shall be construed as including a reference to the Commission and the function to which the order relates shall be the function of the Commission.

(4) An order under subsection (1) or (2) may contain such incidental, supplementary, consequential and transitional provisions as appear to the Minister or the relevant Minister of the Government, as the case may be, to be necessary for the purpose or in consequence of, or to give full effect to, the order.

(5) The Minister or another Minister of the Government who has made an order under subsection (2) may—

( a) where the order is made by the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, or

( b) where the order is made by another Minister of the Government, with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance,

amend or revoke the order that he or she has made.