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5(1)The Big Lottery Fund may appoint any other body or person to exercise on its behalf any of its dormant account functions—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)in any particular case, or
(b)in cases of any particular description.
(2)The persons who may be appointed by the Fund under sub-paragraph (1) include a member, employee or committee of the Fund.
(3)The following bodies may accept an appointment under this paragraph (in addition to any that may do so apart from this sub-paragraph)—
(a)a body that distributes money under section 25(1) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39);
(b)a charity or a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution;
(c)a body established by or under an enactment;
(d)a body established by Royal Charter.
(4)A body appointed by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) to exercise a function on behalf of the Fund may itself appoint any of its members or employees, or a committee, to exercise the function in its place, but only if—
(a)the terms of the appointment so permit, and
(b)the body has power apart from this paragraph to appoint a member or (as the case may be) an employee or committee of the body to exercise some or all of its functions.
(5)The Fund may establish a committee for the purpose of exercising on its behalf any of its dormant account functions.
(6)A body falling within any paragraph of sub-paragraph (3) may establish a committee for the purpose of exercising on behalf of the Fund any of the Fund's dormant account functions.
(7)A committee established under sub-paragraph (6)—
(a)must consist of or include one or more members, or one or more employees, of the body establishing the committee, but
(b)may include persons who are neither members nor employees of that body.
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