Statutory Instrument 1999 No. 894

The Bedford and Shires Health and Care and the South Bedfordshire Community Health Care National Health Service Trusts (Dissolution) Order 1999


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


1999 No. 894

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Bedford and Shires Health and Care and the South Bedfordshire Community Health Care National Health Service Trusts (Dissolution) Order 1999

Made 19th March 1999
Coming into force 1st April 1999

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 126(3) of the National Health Service Act 1977[1] and by section 5(1) of, and paragraph 29(1) of Schedule 2 to, the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990[2] and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, considering it appropriate in the interests of the health service to make this Order[3], and after completion of the consultation prescribed under paragraph 29(3) of Schedule 2 to the latter Act[4], hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Bedford and Shires Health and Care and the South Bedfordshire Community Health Care National Health Service Trusts (Dissolution) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 1st April 1999.

Dissolution of NHS trusts
2. -(1) The Bedford and Shires Health and Care National Health Service Trust established by the Bedford and Shires Health and Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1992[5] shall be dissolved on 1st April 1999, and accordingly that Order revoked on that date.

(2) The South Bedfordshire Community Health Care National Health Service Trust established by the South Bedfordshire Community Health Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1991[6] shall be dissolved on 1st April 1999, and accordingly that Order revoked on that date.



Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health


John Denham
Minister of State, Department of Health

19th March 1999



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)


This Order dissolves on 1st April 1999:-

    - the Bedford and Shires Health and Care National Health Services Trust, and

    - the South Bedfordshire Community Health Care National Health Service Trust.

It should be read in conjunction with the Bedfordshire and Luton Community National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1999[7], which establishes a new community NHS trust.


Notes:

[1] 1977 c. 49; section 126(3) was amended by section 65(2) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) and by paragraph 57 of Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17).back

[2] 1990 c. 19; see also paragraph 1 of Schedule 2. Section 5(1) was amended by paragraph 69 of Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995.back

[3] See paragraph 29(2) of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.back

[4] See S.I. 1996/653.back

[5] S.I. 1992/2587.back

[6] S.I. 1991/2400.back

[7] S.I. 1999/895.back


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