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International Development Act 2002

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Powers of statutory bodies

9Powers of statutory bodies

(1)Each of the statutory bodies mentioned in Schedule 1 may enter into and carry out agreements for the purpose of—

(a)furthering sustainable development in one or more countries outside the United Kingdom,

(b)improving the welfare of the population of one or more such countries, or

(c)alleviating the effects of a natural or man-made disaster or other emergency on the population of one or more such countries.

(2)An agreement entered into by a statutory body under this section (“an authorised agreement”) must not make provision for the body to provide financial assistance.

(3)Before entering into an authorised agreement, the statutory body must obtain the consent of the Secretary of State.

(4)The Secretary of State may give his consent for that purpose—

(a)where the statutory body concerned is a Scottish body or is within section 10(1)(b), only with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, and

(b)where the statutory body concerned is a Welsh body, only with the approval of the National Assembly for Wales.

(5)An order may be made under this subsection to amend Schedule 1 by making additions to or deletions from the statutory bodies for the time being listed there.

(6)The power conferred by subsection (5) is exercisable—

(a)in the case of any order relating to a Scottish body, by the Scottish Ministers,

(b)in the case of any order relating to a statutory body within section 10(1)(b), by the Secretary of State acting with the consent of the Scottish Ministers,

(c)in the case of any order relating to a Welsh body, by the National Assembly for Wales, and

(d)in any other case, by the Secretary of State.

10Meaning of “Scottish body”, “Welsh body”, etc

(1)For the purposes of section 9—

(a)“Scottish body” means a statutory body all of whose functions meet the following requirements, namely—

(i)they are exercisable in or as regards Scotland, and

(ii)they do not relate to reserved matters (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)); and

(b)a body falls within this paragraph if it has, in addition to other functions, functions that meet the requirements of paragraph (a)(i) and (ii).

(2)For the purposes of that section “Welsh body” means a statutory body—

(a)whose functions are exercisable only or mainly in or as regards Wales, and

(b)which is not designated by the Secretary of State, by order, as an excluded statutory body for the purposes of this section.

(3)Before making an order under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must consult the National Assembly for Wales.

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