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1Promoting or undertaking scientific research.E+W+S
2Promoting or undertaking inquiry as to materials and equipment and as to methods of production, management and labour utilisation, including the discovery and development of new materials, equipment and methods and of improvements in those already in use, the assessment of the advantages of different alternatives, and the conduct of experimental establishments and of tests on a commercial scale.E+W+S
3Promoting or undertaking research into matters affecting industrial psychology.E+W+S
4Promoting or undertaking measures for the improvement of design, including promoting or undertaking the establishment and operation of design centres.E+W+S
5Promoting the production and marketing of standard products.E+W+S
6Promoting the better definition of trade descriptions and consistency in the use thereof.E+W+S
7Undertaking the certification of products, the registration of certification trade marks, and the functions of proprietors of such marks.E+W+S
Modifications etc. (not altering text)
8Promoting the training of persons engaged or proposing engagement in the industry, and their education in technical or artistic subjects relevant thereto.E+W+S
9Promoting the adoption of measures for securing safer and better working conditions, and the provision and improvement of amenities for persons employed, and promoting or undertaking inquiry as to such measures.E+W+S
10Promoting or undertaking research into the incidence, prevention and cure of industrial diseases.E+W+S
11Promoting or undertaking arrangements for encouraging the entry of persons into the industry.E+W+S
12Promoting or undertaking research for improving arrangements for marketing and distributing products.E+W+S
13Promoting or undertaking research into matters relating to the consumption or use of goods and services supplied by the industry.E+W+S
14Promoting arrangements for co-operative organisations for supplying materials and equipment, for co-ordinating production, and for marketing and distributing products.E+W+S
15Promoting the development of export trade, including promoting or undertaking arrangements for publicity overseas.E+W+S
16Promoting or undertaking arrangements for better acquainting the public in the United Kingdom with the goods and services supplied by the industry and methods of using them.E+W+S
17Promoting the improvement of accounting and costing practice and uniformity therein, including in particular the formulation of standard costings.E+W+S
18Promoting or undertaking the collection and formulation of statistics.E+W+S
19Advising on any matters relating to the industry (other than remuneration or conditions of employment) as to which the Board or Minister concerned may request the council to advise, and undertaking inquiry for the purpose of enabling the council so to advise.E+W+S
20Undertaking arrangements for making available information obtained, and for advising, on matters with which the council are concerned in the exercise of any of their functions.E+W+S
1A development council shall have a common seal, and power to hold land without licence in mortmain.E+W+S
2A development council order may make provision with respect to—E+W+S
(a)the quorum, proceedings and meetings of the council, and determinations thereof;
(b)the accounts to be kept by the council and the audit of their accounts; and
(c)the execution of instruments and the mode of entering into contracts by and on behalf of the council and the proof of documents purporting to be executed, issued or signed by the council or a member, officer or servant thereof.
3Subject to any provision made under the last preceding paragraph, a development council shall have power to regulate their own procedure.E+W+S
4A development council may appoint such officers, agents and servants on such terms as to remuneration and other matters as the council may determine, and there may be paid, on the retirement or death of any of them as to whom the council may determine to make such provision, such pensions and gratuities to them or to others by reference to their service as the council may determine.E+W+S
5Remuneration and allowances under subsection (8) of section two of this Act or under the last preceding paragraph shall be paid out of moneys of the council.E+W+S
6Any pensions or gratuities under subsection (8) of section two of this Act or under paragraph 4 of this Schedule shall be paid or provided for in such manner as may be determined—E+W+S
(a)in the case of any to be paid under the said subsection (8), by the Board or Minister concerned, or
(b)in the case of any to be paid under the said paragraph 4, by the council,
either wholly out of moneys of the council, or partly thereout and partly by means of contributions.
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