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13(1)The Distributor may delegate a function to—E+W+S
(c)a committee, or
(d)any other person.
(2)The following provisions of section 25A of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39) (delegation) shall apply (with any necessary modifications) for the purposes of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of that section—
(a)subsection (4) (power to accept delegation),
(b)subsections (5) to (7) (sub-delegation), and
(c)subsections (8) to (11) (general).
14(1)In exercising its functions the Distributor shall comply with any direction given to it by the Secretary of State.E+W+S
(2)A direction under this paragraph may, in particular—
(a)relate to the management and control of money received by the Distributor,
(b)relate to the terms and conditions on which grants or loans are made under section 30,
(c)require the Distributor to obtain the Secretary of State’s consent before taking action of a specified kind,
(d)require the Distributor to provide information,
(e)relate to the employment of staff, or
(f)with the consent of the Treasury, relate to—
(i)the form of accounts, or
(ii)methods and principles for the preparation of accounts.
(3)Before giving a direction under this paragraph the Secretary of State shall consult the Distributor.
15The Distributor may, subject to this Schedule, regulate its own procedure and that of its committees (and in particular may specify a quorum for meetings).E+W+S
16In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51) (definition of public records) the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place in Part II of the Table at the end of paragraph 3— “ Olympic Lottery Distributor. ”E+W+S
17(1)As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year the Distributor shall send to the Secretary of State a report on the exercise of the Distributor’s functions during the year.E+W+S
(2)A report under sub-paragraph (1) shall, in particular, specify any directions given to the Distributor under paragraph 14 that had effect during the financial year to which the report relates.
(3)The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a copy of each report received by him under this paragraph.
18The validity of proceedings of the Distributor shall not be affected by—E+W+S
(a)a vacancy among its members, or
(b)a defect in the appointment of a person as Chairman or member.
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