32Exercise of scheme functions on behalf of the Secretary of State or a public body
(1)This section applies to any function exercisable in connection with the scheme established by the framework regulations.
(2)The Secretary of State may arrange for such a function to be exercised by any body or person on behalf of the Secretary of State.
(3)A public body specified in relation to such a function in an order made by virtue of section 31(1)(a) may arrange for the function to be exercised by any other body or person on its behalf.
(4)Arrangements under this section—
(a)do not affect the responsibility for the exercise of the function;
(b)may include provision for payments to be made to the body or person exercising the function under the arrangements.