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16The Authority may delegate a function to—E+W+S+N.I.
(c)a committee, or
(d)any other person.
17Where a function is delegated to a committee, the committee may delegate it to—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)a member of the Authority,
(b)an employee of the Authority,
(c)a member of the committee,
(d)a sub-committee, or
(e)any other person.
18(1)In exercising its functions the Authority shall—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)have regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State, and
(b)comply with any direction given by the Secretary of State.
(2)A direction may, in particular—
(a)require the Authority to accept or assume specified duties, rights or liabilities under contracts,
(b)require the Authority to obtain the Secretary of State's consent before taking action of a specified kind,
(c)require the Authority to provide information,
(d)relate to the employment of staff, or
(e)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, other than one of a kind described in sub-paragraph (2)(e), the Secretary of State shall, unless he thinks it impracticable because of urgency, consult—
(a)the Authority, and
(b)the Mayor of London.
(4)Before giving guidance or a direction which the Secretary of State thinks may affect Scotland otherwise than in respect of a reserved matter (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)) the Secretary of State shall consult the Scottish Ministers.
19The Authority may, subject to this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)regulate its own procedure and that of its own committees and sub-committees (and in particular may specify a quorum for meetings), and
(b)enable committees and sub-committees to regulate their own procedure (including, in particular, the specification of a quorum for meetings) subject to any provision made by the Authority.
20A member or employee of the Authority who is involved in the exercise of the Authority's functions in relation to land may not participate in deliberations or decisions of the Authority acting as a local planning authority in relation to that land.E+W+S+N.I.
21In Part II of Schedule 1A to the Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74) (bodies subject to general non-discrimination duty) insert, at the appropriate place in the list headed “ Other bodies, &c. ” “ The Olympic Delivery Authority. ”E+W+S+N.I.
22In 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 Delivery Authority. ”E+W+S+N.I.
23In Part VI of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36) (public authorities: miscellaneous) at the appropriate place insert— “ The Olympic Delivery Authority. ”E+W+S+N.I.
24(1)As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year the Authority shall send to the Secretary of State a report on the exercise of the Authority's functions during the year.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)A report must, in particular, specify any direction given to the Authority under paragraph 18 that had effect during the 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.
25The validity of proceedings of the Authority, a committee or a sub-committee shall not be affected by—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)a vacancy among its members, or
(b)a defect in the appointment of a person as Chairman or member.
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