3(1)In this Schedule “public authority”—E+W
(a)includes any person certain of whose functions are functions of a public nature, but
(b)does not include either House of Parliament or a person exercising functions in connection with proceedings in Parliament.
(2)Subject to paragraph 9(3), references in this Schedule to a public authority do not include a public authority outside the United Kingdom.
(3)In relation to a particular act, a person is not a public authority by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) if the nature of the act is private.