Provisions for facilitating contracting outE+W+S+N.I.
74 Powers of certain office-holders.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)In so far as an office-holder to whom this section applies does not already have power to do so, he may authorise an officer of his to exercise any function of his which is conferred by or under any enactment.
(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, anything done or omitted to be done by an officer so authorised in, or in connection with, the exercise or purported exercise of the function shall be treated for all purposes as done or omitted to be done by the office-holder in his capacity as such.
(3)Subsection (2) above shall not apply for the purposes of any criminal proceedings brought in respect of anything done or omitted to be done as mentioned in that subsection.
(4)The office-holders to whom this section applies are—
(a)the registrar of companies for England and Wales and the registrar of companies for Scotland;
(b)the official receiver attached to any court;
(c)the Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks;
(d)the Public Trustee;
(e)the traffic commissioner for any traffic area;
(f)the registrar of approved driving instructors;
(g)the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland;
(h)the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland; and
(i)the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.
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75 Restrictions on disclosure of information.E+W+S+N.I.
Schedule 15 to this Act (which contains provisions modifying certain restrictions on the disclosure of information where functions of Ministers, office-holders or local authorities are contracted out) shall have effect.
76 Amendments of enactments etc.E+W+S+N.I.
Schedule 16 to this Act (which contains amendments and other provisions for facilitating or otherwise in connection with the contracting out of particular functions, whether in pursuance of an order made under section 69 or 70 above or otherwise) shall have effect.