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The Civil Service (Management Functions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Delegation of functions

3.—(1) This Article applies to any function with respect to the management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service—

(a)which has been delegated to the Secretary of State by Letters Patent of Her Majesty; and

(b)which, immediately before the coming into operation of this Order, is exercisable through the Department of Finance and Personnel.

(2) The Department of Finance and Personnel may, to such extent and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, delegate any function to which this Article applies to any servant of the Crown.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (2), the conditions subject to which a function may be delegated under that paragraph include a condition prohibiting, to such extent as may be specified in the condition, the carrying out of the function under the authority of the person to whom it is delegated.

(4) Without prejudice to any rule of law with respect to the carrying out of functions under the authority of a person in charge of a government department, where a function is delegated under paragraph (2), the person to whom the function is delegated may, subject to the terms of the delegation, authorise a servant of the Crown for whom he is responsible to carry out the function on his behalf.

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