Food Standards Bill - continued        House of Lords
SCHEDULE 3, THE AGENCY'S FUNCTIONS UNDER OTHER ENACTMENTS - continued

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  PART II
  FUNCTIONS UNDER THE 1991 ORDER
     8. This Part has effect for conferring functions under the 1991 Order on the Agency (and references to Articles are to Articles of the 1991 Order).
 
 
Article 12 (emergency control orders)
     9. The Agency may grant consent under paragraph (3), and give directions under paragraph (5), of Article 12.
 
 
Article 26 (enforcement)
     10. The Agency-
 
 
    (a) may be directed to discharge duties of district councils under Article 26(2);
 
    (b) may be specified as an authority to enforce and execute regulations or orders in pursuance of Article 26(3); and
 
    (c) may take over the conduct of proceedings mentioned in Article 26(4) either when directed to do so by the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland or with the consent of the district council which instituted them.
 
Article 39 (codes of practice)
     11. - (1) The Agency may, after consulting the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland-
 
 
    (a) give directions to district councils under Article 39(2)(b) as to steps to be taken in order to comply with codes of practice under Article 39; and
 
    (b) enforce any such directions.
      (2) The Agency may undertake consultation with representative organisations regarding proposals for codes of practice under Article 39.
 
 
Article 40 (information from district councils)
     12. The Agency may exercise the power to require returns or other information from district councils under Article 40.
 
 
Article 41 (default powers)
     13. The Agency may be empowered by an order under Article 41 to discharge any duty of a district council.
 
 
Article 47 (regulations and orders)
     14. The Agency may undertake consultation with representative organisations required by Article 47 regarding proposals for regulations or orders under the 1991 Order.
 
 
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