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Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1983

Transfer of functions of Minister for Transport and abolition of office.

5.(1) On the appointed day—

(a) the functions vested immediately before the appointed day in the Minister for Transport shall, by virtue of this section, be transferred to the Minister for Communications, and

(b) the office of Minister for Transport and the Department of Transport shall, by virtue of this section, be abolished.

(2) References to the Minister for Transport contained immediately before the appointed day in any statute or statutory instrument passed or made before the appointed day shall, on and after the appointed day, be construed as references to the Minister for Communications.