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4.—(1) The Board shall exercise the following functions of the Secretary of State namely:–
(a)functions in relation to quality assurance and accreditation conferred on him by the Act including without prejudice to the foregoing generality, those specified in section 1(1) of the Act;
(b)functions specified in paragraph (2) subject, however, to any limitations there specified.
(2) The functions specified in this paragraph are as follows:–
(a)the power of the Secretary of State to assist voluntary organisations under section 16 of the Act(1);
(b)the power of the Secretary of State under section 16B of the Act(2) to give financial assistance to voluntary organisations limited to assistance to such organisations whose activities consist in or include the provision of services similar to services provided by the Board or for the provision of which the Board is under a duty to make arrangements by virtue of the Act and the assistance so given is given on such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State with the approval of the Treasury might determine;
(c)the powers of the Secretary of State under section 79(1) of the Act(3) to take on lease or to purchase moveable property and land which is required for the purposes of the Board and to use for those purposes and manage any heritable or moveable property so acquired;
(d)the powers of the Secretary of State under subsection (1A) of section 79 of the Act(4) to dispose of land no longer required for the purposes of the Board disregarding so much of that subsection as relates to the function of the Secretary of State to authorise certain officers to execute instruments on his behalf;
(e)the power of the Secretary of State under paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Act(5), as applied in relation to the Board by article 5, to pay remuneration to the Chairman of the Board and to such other members thereof as may be prescribed so, however, that this sub-paragraph shall not be construed as extending to the power to determine the remuneration or to prescribe the members to whom it may be paid;
(f)the power of the Secretary of State under paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the Act, as applied in relation to the Board by article 5, to pay to members of the Board, and any committees and sub-committees thereof, travelling and other allowances so however, that this sub-paragraph shall not be construed as extending to the power to determine the amount of such allowances; and
(g)the duty of the Secretary of State under paragraph 23 of Schedule 7A to the Act(6) to remunerate an NHS trust in respect of the provision of goods and services in accordance with that paragraph, but not including the power of the Secretary of State to determine the rate or rates appropriate for such remuneration.
(3) In exercising any functions of the Secretary of State to acquire, use, manage or dispose of land the Board shall ensure–
(a)that any instrument in connection with the exercise of those functions is in the name of the Secretary of State for Scotland and not that of the Board; and
(b)that, where any such instrument requires to be executed on his behalf by the Secretary of State for Scotland and it is not executed in accordance with section 1(8) of the Reorganisation of Offices (Scotland) Act 1939(7), it is executed on his behalf in accordance with section 79(1A) of the Act.
Section 16 was amended by the 1980 Act, Schedule 7 and by the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22), Schedule 3, paragraph 13.
Section 16B was inserted by the 1983 Act, section 3.
Section 79(1) was amended by the 1990 Act, Schedule 9, paragraph 19(15).
Section 79(1A) was inserted by the 1983 Act, Schedule 7, paragraph 3.
Paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 was amended by the 1990 Act, Schedule 5, paragraph 3.
Schedule 7A was inserted by the 1990 Act, Schedule 6.
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