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(1)The Board shall have the function of promoting and facilitating the use of the Welsh language.
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the Board shall in carrying out the function mentioned there—
(a)advise the Secretary of State on matters concerning the Welsh language;
(b)advise persons exercising functions of a public nature on the ways in which effect may be given to the principle that, in the conduct of public business and the administration of justice in Wales, the English and Welsh languages should be treated on a basis of equality;
(c)advise those and other persons providing services to the public on the use of the Welsh language in their dealings with the public in Wales.
(3)Subject to the following provisions, the Board may do anything which is incidental or conducive to the performance of its functions, and may in particular—
(a)make grants and loans and give guarantees;
(b)make charges for the provision of advice or other services;
(c)accept gifts of money or other property.
(4)The Board shall not—
(a)make a grant or loan,
(b)give a guarantee, or
(c)acquire or dispose of any interest in land,
except with the approval of the Secretary of State given with the consent of the Treasury.
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