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The National Health Service Functions (Directions to Authorities and Administration Arrangements) Regulations 1989

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Restrictions on exercise of functions by District Authorities in Wales

8.—(1) The exercise by a District Authority in Wales of Scheduled functions is subject to the provisions of regulation 4(2), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (9) and such limitations as the Secretary of State may direct and shall be in accordance with any directions which are given by the Secretary of State.

(2) Nothing in these Regulations enables a District Authority in Wales to exercise the functions of the Secretary of State under section 87(1) of the Act with respect to –

(a)the compulsory acquisition of land; or

(b)land or other property in the circumstances referred to in regulation 11(3)(a).

(3) The power of the Secretary of State under section 2 of the Act is exercisable by a District Authority in Wales only to such extent as is necessary for the proper exercise, in relation to its district or anywhere outside its district as the Secretary of State has directed, of one or more other functions which the Secretary of State has directed that Authority to exercise on his behalf.

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