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After section 8A of the 1990 Act (duty of Authority to communicate with competent authorities of other EEA states) insert—
(1)Arrangements may be made between the Authority and a government department, a public authority or the holder of a public office (“the other authority”) for—
(a)any functions of the Authority to be exercised by, or by members of the staff of, the other authority, or
(b)the provision by the other authority of administrative, professional or technical services to the Authority.
(2)Arrangements under subsection (1)(a) do not affect responsibility for the carrying-out of the Authority's functions.
(3)Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to any function of making subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978).
(1)This section applies to any function of the Authority other than—
(a)any function which, by virtue of any enactment, may be exercised only by members of the Authority,
(b)a function excluded from this section by subsection (2), or
(c)a function excluded from this section by the Secretary of State by order.
(2)A function is excluded from this section if—
(a)it relates to the grant, revocation or variation of any licence,
(b)it is a power or right of entry, search or seizure into or of any property, or
(c)it is a function of making subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978).
(3)The Authority may make arrangements with any person (“the authorised person”) for the exercise by that person, or by the employees of that person, of any function of the Authority to which this section applies.
(4)Any arrangements made by the Authority under this section—
(a)may be revoked at any time by the Authority, and
(b)do not prevent the Authority from exercising any function to which the arrangements relate.
(5)Subject to subsection (6), anything done or omitted to be done by or in relation to the authorised person (or an employee of the authorised person) in, or in connection with, the exercise or purported exercise of any function to which the arrangements relate is to be treated for all purposes as done or omitted to be done by or in relation to the Authority.
(6)Subsection (5) does not apply—
(a)for the purposes of so much of any contract between the authorised person and the Authority as relates to the exercise of the function, or
(b)for the purposes of any criminal proceedings brought in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by the authorised person (or any employee of the authorised person).
(7)Section 38A(2) of this Act (which relates to the keeping of embryos, human admixed embryos and gametes) applies in relation to the authorised person or any employee of the authorised person, when exercising functions of the Authority, as it applies in relation to any member or employee of the Authority exercising functions as member or employee.
(1)This section applies to—
(b)any public authority or other person exercising functions of the Authority by virtue of section 8B,
(c)any member of staff of any person falling within paragraph (b),
(d)any person exercising functions of the Authority by virtue of section 8C,
(e)an employee of any person falling within paragraph (d), or
(f)any person engaged by the Authority to provide services to the Authority.
(2)No obligation of confidence is to prevent the disclosure of information by a person to whom this section applies to another such person if the disclosure is necessary or expedient for the purposes of the exercise of any function of the Authority.”
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