Additional functions and powers
8. (1) For the purposes of enabling the Board to carry out its principal function which is specified in section 172(2) of the 1994 Act, but subject to sub-paragraph (3), the Board shall have the additional functions and powers conferred upon it by this scheme.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1), the Board shall have power—
(a)to hold property, subject to paragraph 9;
(b)to provide finance, whether by way of grant or loan, to any person in relation to activities relating to tourism; and
(c)to do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the discharge of its principal function.
(3) The Board shall not, without the express or general consent given in writing of the Secretary of State (or of such body as he may direct the Board to consult) carry on activities relating to the promotion of tourism outside the United Kingdom.