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(1)Subject to subsection (2) below and to section 3 of this Act, and without prejudice to section 8(1)(k) thereof, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise may each arrange for the discharge of any of its functions by another person on such terms as may be agreed between it and that person; and with the function so delegated it may delegate to the person such of its powers as are requisite for discharging the function and may (under section 8(1) of this Act) transfer to the person such of its property as it considers appropriate on such terms as may be so agreed.
(2)The following shall not be delegated under subsection (1) above—
(a)the functions of Scottish Enterprise, and of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, mentioned in section 2(2) of this Act;
(b)the functions of Highlands and Islands Enterprise mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b) and (f) of section 5(1) of this Act;
(c)any power to acquire land compulsorily or by virtue of section 8(11) of this Act;
(d)any power to authorise entry to land; or
(e)any power to require or obtain information.
(3)Any arrangement made by Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise under subsection (1) above shall not prevent the body in question from itself exercising the delegated function or any power delegated with the function.
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