Northern Ireland Act 1998

3(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the Commission may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of or in connection with the discharge of its functions.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)That includes, in particular—

(a)holding property;

(b)charging for goods or services;

(c)entering into contracts;

(d)investing sums not immediately required in relation to the discharge of its functions; and

(e)accepting gifts.

(3)The Commission may sell goods or provide services, and may make arrangements for the sale of goods or provision of services, to the public.

(4)The Commission may borrow sums in sterling by way of overdraft or otherwise for the purpose of meeting a temporary excess of expenditure over sums otherwise available to meet that expenditure.

(5)The Commission may borrow money only under sub-paragraph (4) and may borrow under that sub-paragraph only with the special or general approval of the Assembly.