274 Provision of financial assistance for consumer purposesE+W+S+N.I.
The Secretary of State may give financial assistance to any person for the purpose of assisting—
(a)activities which the Secretary of State considers are of benefit to consumers; or
(b)the provision of—
(i)advice or information about consumer matters;
(ii)educational materials relating to consumer matters; or
(iii)advice or information to the Secretary of State in connection with the formulation of policy in respect of consumer matters.