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(b) after that subsection insert—

(7A) An instrument containing regulations under section 53B is
subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House
of Commons.”

(5) 5The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended in accordance with
subsections (6) to (9).

(6) After section 333D insert—

333DA   Transfer schemes

(1) The Secretary of State may at any time make one or more schemes for
10the transfer of designated property, rights or liabilities of a specified
public body to—

(a) the Authority, or

(b) a company or body through which the Authority exercises
functions in relation to housing or regeneration.

(2) 15In subsection (1) “specified public body” means a public body which is
for the time being specified, or of a description specified, by regulations
made by the Secretary of State.

(3) On the date specified by a scheme as the date on which the scheme is to
have effect, the designated property, rights or liabilities are transferred
20and vest in accordance with the scheme.

(4) The Secretary of State may not make a scheme under this section unless
the specified public body to which the scheme relates has consented to
its provisions.

(5) A scheme under this section may not make provision in relation to land
25which is held by the Secretary of State and was acquired, or is treated
as having been acquired, under section 39 of the Forestry Act 1967
(power to acquire land which is suitable for afforestation or purposes
connected with forestry).

(6) In this section—

(7) This section and sections 333DB and 333DC bind the Crown, but do not
35have effect in relation to property, rights or liabilities belonging to—

(a) Her Majesty in right of the Crown,

(b) Her Majesty in right of Her private estates,

(c) Her Majesty in right of the Duchy of Lancaster, or

(d) the Duchy of Cornwall.

(8) 40The reference in subsection (7) to Her Majesty’s private estates is to be
construed in accordance with section 1 of the Crown Private Estates Act
1862.

333DB   Further provisions about transfer schemes

(1) A transfer scheme may—

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(a) create for the transferor interests in, or rights over, property
transferred by virtue of the scheme,

(b) create for a transferee interests in, or rights over, property
retained by the transferor or transferred to another transferee,

(c) 5create rights or liabilities between the transferor and a
transferee or between transferees.

(2) A transfer scheme may provide for the transfer of property, rights or
liabilities that would not otherwise be capable of being transferred or
assigned.

(3) 10In particular, a transfer scheme may provide for the transfer to take
effect regardless of a contravention, liability or interference with an
interest or right that would otherwise exist by reason of a provision
having effect in relation to the terms on which the transferor is entitled
to the property or right, or subject to the liability, in question.

(4) 15It does not matter whether the provision referred to in subsection (3)
has effect under an enactment or an agreement or in any other way.

(5) A certificate by the Secretary of State that anything specified in the
certificate has vested in any person by virtue of a transfer scheme is
conclusive evidence for all purposes of that fact.

(6) 20A transfer scheme may contain provision for the payment of
compensation by the Secretary of State to any person whose interests
are adversely affected by it.

(7) A transfer by virtue of a transfer scheme does not affect the validity of
anything done by or in relation to the transferor before the transfer
25takes effect.

(8) Anything which—

(a) is done by the transferor for the purposes of, or otherwise in
connection with, anything transferred by virtue of a transfer
scheme, and

(b) 30is in effect immediately before the transfer date,

is to be treated as done by the transferee.

(9) There may be continued by or in relation to the transferee anything
(including legal proceedings)—

(a) which relates to anything transferred by virtue of a transfer
35scheme, and

(b) which is in the process of being done by or in relation to the
transferor immediately before the transfer date.

(10) Subsection (11) applies to any document—

(a) which relates to anything transferred by virtue of a transfer
40scheme, and

(b) which is in effect immediately before the transfer date.

(11) Any references in the document to the transferor are to be read as
references to the transferee.

(12) A transfer scheme may include supplementary, incidental, transitional
45and consequential provision.

(13) In this section—

333DC   Tax consequences of transfers under section 333DA

(1) The Treasury may by regulations make provision for varying the way
in which a relevant tax has effect from time to time in relation to—

(a) any property, rights or liabilities transferred in accordance with
10a transfer scheme, or

(b) anything done for the purposes of, or in relation to, or in
consequence of, the transfer of any property, rights or liabilities
in accordance with such a transfer scheme.

(2) The provision that may be made under subsection (1)(a) includes, in
15particular, provision for—

(a) a tax provision not to apply, or to apply with modifications, in
relation to any property, rights or liabilities transferred;

(b) any property, rights or liabilities transferred to be treated in a
specified way for the purposes of a tax provision;

(c) 20the Secretary of State to be required or permitted, with the
consent of the Treasury, to determine, or to specify the method
for determining, anything which needs to be determined for the
purposes of any tax provision so far as relating to any property,
rights or liabilities transferred.

(3) 25The provision that may be made under subsection (1)(b) includes, in
particular, provision for—

(a) a tax provision not to apply, or to apply with modifications, in
relation to anything done for the purposes of, or in relation to,
or in consequence of, the transfer;

(b) 30anything done for the purposes of, or in relation to, or in
consequence of, the transfer to have or not have a specified
consequence or be treated in a specified way;

(c) the Secretary of State to be required or permitted, with the
consent of the Treasury, to determine, or to specify the method
35for determining, anything which needs to be determined for the
purposes of any tax provision so far as relating to anything done
for the purposes of, or in relation to, or in consequence of, the
transfer.

(4) In this section—

(5) References in this section to the transfer of property, rights or liabilities
in accordance with a transfer scheme include references to—

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(a) the creation of interests, rights or liabilities under the scheme,
and

(b) the modification of interests, rights or liabilities under the
scheme,

5(and “transferred”, in relation to property, rights or liabilities, is to be
read accordingly).”

(7) In section 408 (transfers of property, rights or liabilities to the Greater London
Authority etc) after subsection (8) insert—

(8A) An order under subsection (1) above may not make provision in
10relation to land which is held by the Secretary of State and was
acquired, or is treated as having been acquired, under section 39 of the
Forestry Act 1967 (power to acquire land which is suitable for
afforestation or purposes connected with forestry).”

(8) In section 409 (transfer schemes for transfers to the Greater London Authority
15etc) after subsection (8) insert—

(8A) A scheme under subsection (1) or (2) above may not make provision in
relation to land which is held by the Secretary of State and was
acquired, or is treated as having been acquired, under section 39 of the
Forestry Act 1967 (power to acquire land which is suitable for
20afforestation or purposes connected with forestry).”

(9) In section 420 (regulations and orders)—

(a) in subsection (7) (instruments subject to annulment in pursuance of a
resolution of either House of Parliament) after the entry for section
243(7) insert—

(b) after subsection (8) insert—

(8A) A statutory instrument which contains regulations under
section 333DC shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a
resolution of the House of Commons.”

29 30Easements etc affecting land

(1) The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 is amended in accordance with
subsections (2) to (4).

(2) In section 11 (which introduces the provision made about land of the HCA in
Schedule 3) for “land of the HCA” substitute “land acquired by the HCA”.

(3) 35In the title to Schedule 3 (main powers in relation to land of the HCA) for “land
of the HCA” substitute “land acquired by the HCA”.

(4) In paragraph 1 of that Schedule (powers to override easements etc in
undertaking works on, or using, land of the HCA) in each of sub-paragraphs
(1) and (3) for “land of the HCA” substitute “land which has been vested in or
40acquired by the HCA”.

(5) Section 333ZB of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (powers in relation to
land held for housing or regeneration purposes) is amended in accordance
with subsections (6) to (9).

(6) In the heading after “land” insert “acquired or”.

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(7) For subsection (1) (application of Schedule 3 to the Housing and Regeneration
Act 2008 to land held by the GLA) substitute—

(1) Schedule 3 to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (powers in
relation to land acquired by the Homes and Communities Agency)
5applies in relation to the Authority and land which has been vested in
or acquired by the Authority for the purposes of housing or
regeneration as it applies in relation to the Homes and Communities
Agency and land which has been vested in or acquired by the Agency.”

(8) In subsection (2) for the “and” at the end of paragraph (a) substitute—

(aa) 10references to land which has been vested in or acquired by the
Homes and Communities Agency are to be read as references to
land which has been vested in or acquired by the Authority for
the purposes of housing or regeneration, and”.

(9) After subsection (4) insert—

(5) 15In this section references to the Authority include a company or body
through which the Authority exercises functions in relation to housing
or regeneration.

(6) Subsection (5) does not affect the application of Parts 3 and 4 of
Schedule 4 to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008—

(a) 20in relation to the acquisition of land by the Authority under this
Part, or

(b) in relation to land in respect of which functions of the Authority
relating to housing or regeneration are being or have been
exercised.”

(10) 25In section 208 of the Localism Act 2011 (powers in relation to land acquired by
a Mayoral development corporation) for subsection (1) substitute—

(1) Schedule 3 to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (powers, in
relation to land acquired by the Homes and Communities Agency, to
override easements etc, to extinguish public rights of way, and in
30relation to burial grounds and consecrated land) applies in relation to
an MDC and land which has been vested in or acquired by an MDC as
it applies in relation to the Homes and Communities Agency and land
which has been vested in or acquired by the Agency.”

(11) The amendments made by this section do not apply in relation to land which
35is disposed of by the Homes and Communities Agency, the Greater London
Authority, a company or body through which the Authority exercises
functions in relation to housing or regeneration or a Mayoral development
corporation before the day on which this section comes into force.

(12) The reference in subsection (11) to land disposed of by the Greater London
40Authority does not include land disposed of to a company or body through
which the Authority exercises functions in relation to housing or regeneration.

Her Majesty’s Land Registry

30 Transfer of responsibility for local land charges to Land Registry

(1) Schedule 5 (transfer of responsibility for local land charges to Land Registry)
45has effect.

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(2) In that Schedule—

(a) Part 1 amends the Local Land Charges Act 1975,

(b) Part 2 amends the Land Registration Act 2002,

(c) Part 3 amends other Acts, and

(d) 5Part 4 contains transitional provision.

31 Conferral of additional powers on Land Registry

(1) In section 105 of the Land Registration Act 2002 (power of registrar to provide
or arrange for the provision of consultancy or advisory services about the
registration of land in England and Wales or elsewhere) in subsection (1) for
10the words from “, consultancy or advisory services” to the end substitute

(a) consultancy or advisory services about land or other property
in England and Wales or elsewhere,

(b) information services about land or other property in England
and Wales, or

(c) 15services relating to documents or registers which relate to land
or other property in England and Wales.”

(2) For the title to that section substitute “Services relating to land or other
property”.

32 Transfer of power to nominate member of Rule Committee

(1) 20In section 127(2)(h) of the Land Registration Act 2002 (power of Lord
Chancellor to nominate consumer affairs member of Rule Committee) for
“Lord Chancellor” substitute “Secretary of State”.

(2) This section applies in relation to the nomination of a member of the Rule
Committee on or after the day on which this section comes into force.

25Off-site carbon abatement measures

33 Provision in building regulations for off-site carbon abatement measures

(1) The Building Act 1984 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1(1A) (matters that may be covered by building regulations) after
paragraph (c) insert ;

(d) 30the action to be taken as a result of a building’s contribution to
or effect on emissions of carbon dioxide (whether or not from
the building itself).”

(3) Schedule 1 (building regulations) is amended as follows.

(4) After paragraph 7 insert—

7A (1) 35This paragraph applies if building regulations impose a requirement
in relation to a building as respects its contribution to or effect on
emissions of carbon dioxide (whether or not the requirement relates
to emissions from the building itself).

(2) Building regulations may make provision for a person to whom the
40requirement applies to meet it (in whole or in part) by taking action
otherwise than in relation to the building.

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(3) Such action may include—

(a) doing things which consist of, or cause or contribute, directly
or indirectly to—

(i) reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide, or

(ii) 5the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere;

(b) agreeing with another person that the person will do things
within paragraph (a);

(c) making a payment or payments to a fund—

(i) which is administered by, or by a person acting on
10behalf of, the Secretary of State or the Welsh
Ministers, and

(ii) the proceeds of which are used to pay (directly or
indirectly) for activities within paragraph (a).

(4) Provision made under paragraph 4A for the use of certificates as
15evidence of compliance with building regulations by virtue of action
within sub-paragraph (3) may include provision—

(a) for the creation and maintenance of a register for keeping
track of the use of certificates for that purpose;

(b) about the administration of the register;

(c) 20for charges to be imposed in connection with the registration
of any matter in the register or for the disclosure of
information held in the register.

(5) If building regulations make provision for the creation and
maintenance of a register, building regulations must make provision
25for the register to be administered by, or by a person acting on behalf
of, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers.

(6) Building regulations made by the Welsh Ministers may make
provision for the use, in relation to action taken in respect of a
building in Wales, of a register administered by, or by a person
30acting on behalf of, the Secretary of State.

(7) Building regulations made by the Secretary of State may make
provision about the use of such a register for that purpose.

(8) Building regulations may make provision for the creation and
maintenance of a fund of a kind referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(c),
35including provision about—

(a) the administration of such a fund;

(b) the purposes for which proceeds from such a fund may be
used.

(9) Building regulations may make provision about—

(a) 40the calculation of payments to be made into a fund of a kind
referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(c);

(b) the maximum payment which may be required to be made
into such a fund in respect of a building.

(10) Building regulations made by the Welsh Ministers may make
45provision for a payment or payments in respect of a building in
Wales to be made to a fund administered by, or by a person acting on
behalf of, the Secretary of State.

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(11) Building regulations made by the Secretary of State may make
provision about the use of such a fund for that purpose.

(12) Paragraph 8(2) does not prevent building regulations from
providing for action within sub-paragraph (3) to be taken in relation
5to a building erected before the date on which the regulations come
into force.”

(5) In paragraph 8(2) (requirement for building regulations not to apply to
buildings erected before regulations come into force, subject to exceptions)
after “Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) to (6) below and to” insert “paragraph
107A(12) above and”.

(6) The reference to the Building Act 1984 in article 2(a) of the Welsh Ministers
(Transfer of Functions) (No 2) Order 2009 (SI 2009/3019SI 2009/3019) is to be treated as
referring to that Act as amended by this section.

Part 5 15Energy

The community electricity right

34 The community electricity right

(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations which give individuals resident
in a community or groups connected with a community (or both) the right to
20buy a stake in a renewable electricity generation facility that is located—

(a) in the community (if it is a land-based facility), or

(b) adjacent to the community (if it is an offshore facility).

(2) The Secretary of State may make regulations about—

(a) the kind, or kinds, of body which may be a facility operator,

(b) 25ownership of facility operators, and

(c) matters relating to the ownership of facility operators (including the
rights, duties and powers arising from ownership),

if the Secretary of State considers that the regulations are appropriate in
connection with the right to buy.

(3) 30The Secretary of State may make regulations about the supply of information
in connection with the following—

(a) the right to buy;

(b) ownership of stakes in qualifying facilities (including the transfer of
ownership);

(c) 35operation of qualifying facilities;

(d) ownership of facility operators (including matters relating to the
ownership of facility operators);

(e) monitoring and assessing—

(i) the operation of the right to buy, and

(ii) 40the ownership of stakes in qualifying facilities.

(4) The Secretary of State may make regulations about the enforcement of
obligations imposed by regulations made under any of subsections (1) to (3);
and the regulations about enforcement may include—

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(a) provision for obligations to be enforceable as, or as if they were,
generation licence conditions or relevant requirements;

(b) a power to impose financial penalties for breach of obligations.

(5) The Secretary of State may by regulations modify—

(a) 5any generation licence condition, or

(b) any generation licence exemption,

if the Secretary of State considers that the modification is appropriate in
connection with regulations made under any of subsections (1) to (4) or this
subsection.

(6) 10Schedule 6 (which describes certain provision that community electricity right
regulations can make, including provision about renewable electricity
generation facilities, communities, and individuals and groups who may
exercise the right to buy) has effect.

(7) In this section, Schedule 6 and section 35—

35 5Supplementary provision

(1) Community electricity right regulations may confer a function on—

(a) the Secretary of State, or

(b) any other person, apart from the Scottish Ministers or the Welsh
Ministers.

(2) 10The functions that may be imposed include—

(a) a duty (including a restriction or prohibition);

(b) a function involving the exercise of a discretion;

(c) a requirement to consult;

(d) a requirement to take account of guidance.

(3) 15The provisions of section 34, Schedule 6 and this section which specify
particular kinds of provision that may be made in community electricity right
regulations do not limit the powers conferred by section 34 to make such
regulations.

(4) The duties under Schedule 6 to make particular provision in community
20electricity right regulations do not apply unless the Secretary of State decides
to exercise the power conferred by section 34 to make such regulations.

(5) Provision which commences community electricity right regulations may be
framed so as to secure that the regulations do not apply to a renewable
electricity generation facility if development of the facility has reached a stage
25of advancement specified in the commencement provision.

(6) A reference in section 34 or Schedule 6 to buying a stake in a renewable
electricity generation facility includes a reference to making a loan in relation
to a renewable electricity generation facility.

(7) The Secretary of State must carry out a review of section 34, Schedule 6 and the
30preceding provisions of this section as soon as reasonably practicable after the
end of the period of 5 years beginning with the day on which they come into
force.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

36 The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

35After section 8 of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005
insert—

8A The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

(1) The Commissioners may do anything which they think necessary or
expedient in connection with the Extractive Industries Transparency
40Initiative in so far as it relates to taxes the collection and management
of which is the responsibility of the Commissioners.

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