Functions of the Agency
3. Subject to and in accordance with such directions as the Secretary of State may give(1), the Agency shall perform–
(a)such functions in connection with developing and ensuring high quality public health provision and health promotion, and
(b)such other functions,
as the Secretary of State may direct.
See, in particular, sections 16D, 17 and 18 of the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49); sections 16D and 17 were inserted by section 12(1) of the 1999 Act. Section 18 was amended by Schedule 10 to the 1990 Act, by section 3(8) of the 1995 Act, by paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Act and by section 12(3) of the 1999 Act.