7Assistance by Health Board before operational date
(1) The Lothian Health Board shall discharge the liabilities of the trust, incurred between the establishment date and the operational date, that are of a description specified in paragraph (2) of this article, and provided that the liabilities have been incurred with the prior consent of the said Board.
(2) The liabilities referred to in the preceding paragraph are—
(a) liability for the remuneration and travelling or other allowances of the chairman and non-executive directors of the trust;
(b) liability for the travelling or other allowances of the members of committees and sub-committees of the trust who are not also directors of the trust;
(c) liability for the remuneration of persons employed by the trust; and
(d) any other liability which may reasonably be incurred by the trust for the purpose of enabling it to begin to operate satisfactorily with effect from the operational date.
(3) The Health Board specified for the purposes of paragraph 3(1)(f) of Schedule 7A to the Act (body which is to make the scheme under section 12B of the Act for the transfer of staff) in relation to the trust shall be the Lothian Health Board.
Specified date: 2 November 1998: see art 1(1).