The Hereford and Worcester (Staff Transfer) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-02-25

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 444

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Hereford and Worcester (Staff Transfer) Order 1998

Made
25th February 1998

Laid before Parliament
4th March 1998

Coming into force
1st April 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of his powers under sections 17(1) and 26(5)(b) of the Local Government Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Hereford and Worcester (Staff Transfer) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st April 1998.

(2) This Order makes provisions which are consequential on or supplementary to, the Hereford and Worcester (Structural and Boundary Changes) Order 1996(2) (“the 1996 Order”).

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“contract of employment” means a contract under which a person works for another person whether under a contract of service or apprenticeship or otherwise but does not include a contract for services;

“designated list” means the list marked “The Hereford and Worcester (Staff Transfer) Order 1998 Designated List” which is signed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, one copy of which is deposited with each of the four City) and District Councils affected by the 1996 Order, one with the Hereford and Worcester County Council and one in the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions;

“employee” means a person employed under a contract of employment including a person employed under a fixed term contract the expiry date for which is after 31st March 1998, but does not include a person whose employment is on a temporary basis and who on 31st March 1998 has had a continuous period of employment (when calculated in accordance with sections 210 to 219 of the Employment Rights Act 1996(3)) of less than two years.

Transfer of Staff

3.—(1) This article shall apply to any employee (a “designated employee”)—

(a)who immediately before 1st April 1998 (“the reorganisation date”) is employed by the Hereford and Worcester County Council, the Hereford City Council, the Leominster District Council, the South Herefordshire District Council or the Malvern Hills District Council;

(b)whose employment would continue but for the abolition of those councils; and

(c)whose name is mentioned, or who falls within a class or description of employees which is mentioned, in the designated list.

(2) The contract of employment of a designated employee shall not be terminated on the reorganisation date but shall have effect—

(a)in the case of an employee whose name is mentioned in, or who falls within a class or description of employees mentioned in any section of Part I of the designated list, as if originally made between that employee and the county or district council mentioned at the head of that section;

(b)in the case of an employee whose name is mentioned in, or who falls within a class or description of employees mentioned in any section of Part II, Part III, Part IV or Part V of the designated list, as if originally made between that employee and the district council mentioned at the head of that section.

(3) This article is without prejudice to any provision of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981(4).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
25th February 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order is supplemental to the Hereford and Worcester (Structural and Boundary Changes) Order 1996 which alters the structure of local government in the county of Hereford and Worcester.
This Order provides for the employment of staff employed by the Hereford and Worcester County Council to be transferred to the Herefordshire District Council and the Worcestershire County Council; the staff employed by Hereford City Council to be transferred to the Herefordshire District Council; the staff employed by South Herefordshire District Council to be transferred to the Herefordshire District Council; the staff employed by the Leominster District Council to be transferred to the Herefordshire District Council, and the new Malvern Hills District Council; and the staff of the former Malvern Hills District Council to be transferred to the Herefordshire District Council and the new Malvern Hills District Council.
This Order refers to a designated list of employees and a copy of the list may be inspected at any of the offices of the councils referred to and at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Eland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DU.


(1)
1992 c. 19.

(2)
S.I. 1996/1867. This Order gave effect (with modifications) to a Report of the Local Government Commission for England submitted in December 1994.

(3)
1996 c. 18.

(4)
S.I. 1981/1974 as amended by section 33 of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 c. 19.
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