Memorandum from the Department of Health
NORTH AND EAST DEVON PARTNERSHIP NATIONAL HEALTH
SERVICE TRUST (ESTABLISHMENT)
ORDER 2001 (S.I. 2001/1230)
1. The Committee has requested a memorandum on the
following point in relation to the above Order.
Article 6 specifies the functions of the trust
between its establishment date and its operational date, and article
7 requires the North and East Devon Health Authority to discharge
certain liabilities of the trust incurred between the establishment
date and the operational date. Explain how these provisions are
intended to operate, and why they have been included, given that
1 April 2001 is specified as the establishment date as well as
the operational date.
2. Articles 6 and 7 are usually included in Establishment
Orders to enable a trust to perform limited functions between
its establishment and operational dates.
3. It appears that these articles were included in
error in the above Order. The Department takes the view that no
amendment is required, but apologises for the error.
4. The Department will take all necessary steps to
ensure that the same error does not appear in future Establishment
27 July 2001