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Enterprise Ulster (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

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Functions of the CorporationN.I.

4.—(1) For the purpose of creating[F1, or providing training for,] employment in Northern Ireland the Corporation may, subject to and in accordance with any directions given by the Ministry under paragraph (7), do anything which the Corporation considers to be of environmental, amenity, cultural, community or social value and may evaluate the need for or make preparations for or concert, promote, assist or undertake suitable action for the carrying out of works or activities which it considers to be of such value and to be directly or indirectly conducive to that purpose.

(2) The Corporation may conduct, promote or assist research or investigations into any aspects of unemployment in Northern Ireland or any part of it (including the causes of and remedies for unemployment) in so far as the Corporation considers any such research or investigation consistent with the objects of the Corporation.

(3) Any government department may co-operate with the Corporation in any research or investigation under paragraph (2) if, apart from this paragraph, it would not have power to do so.

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraphs (1) and (2), the Corporation may—

(a)give assistance by way of grant to any person proposing to carry out, or carrying out, any work or activity such as is mentioned in paragraph (1) or any research or investigation such as is mentioned in paragraph (2);

(b)contribute towards expenses incurred by any person in preparing for submission to the Corporation proposals for any such work, activity, research or investigation;

(c)delegate to any person (including government departments) the carrying out of any such work, activity, research or investigation;

(d)act as agent for any person (including government departments) in relation to any matter within the scope of the Corporation's functions;

and may do so on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the Corporation and the person concerned.

(5) Any assistance by way of grant under paragraph (4)( a) to a person other than a government department or public body shall not exceed one half of the cost of the work or activity except where the Ministry with the consent of the Ministry of Finance authorises the payment of a larger grant in any particular case.

(6) Where a person proposing to carry out any work, activity, research or investigation as mentioned in paragraph (4)( a), ( b) or ( c) is a body corporate or unincorporate, that body shall have power to carry out the work, activity, research or investigation if, apart from this paragraph, it would not have power to do so; but a body shall not do anything by virtue of this paragraph—

(a)if it is expressly prohibited by its constitution from doing that thing; or

(b)where it is a public body, otherwise than with the consent of the Ministry concerned.

(7) The Ministry may, after consultation with the Corporation, give to the Corporation directions of a general or specific nature as to the discharge of its functions under this Order and the Corporation shall act in accordance with those directions.

(8) In paragraph (6)( b) “the Ministry concerned”, in relation to any public body, means the government department concerned with the functioning of the body, and if any question arises as to what department is the Ministry concerned, the question shall be determined by the Ministry of Finance.

(9) The Ministry may by order made with the approval of the Ministry of Finance and subject to affirmative resolution alter the functions of the Corporation, and any such order may modify or repeal any of the foregoing provisions of this Article.

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