12(1)The Office has power—
(a)to enter into contracts,
(b)to acquire, and dispose of, land or other property, and
(c)to arrange for the provision of accommodation,
in connection with the performance of its own functions or in connection with the performance of functions of the Chief Inspector.
(2)But those powers are exercisable only by the Chief Inspector acting on behalf of the Office.
(3)The management of any property or accommodation held or used in connection with the performance of any of the functions mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) is to be the responsibility of the Chief Inspector.
(4)Nothing in this paragraph is to be read as preventing any delegation by the Chief Inspector under paragraph 9 of Schedule 12.