(cf previous s 153A)
(1) In this section,
"public authority" does not include a council.Note : See sections 377- 381 of the Local Government Act 1993 in relation to the delegation of functions by councils.
(2) A public authority may delegate any function of the public authority under this Act (other than this power of delegation) to a member of staff of the public authority. If the public authority is a chief executive officer, the function may be delegated to any member of staff of the public authority of which he or she is the chief executive officer.
(3) A member of staff of a public authority may delegate any function of the member of staff under this Act (other than this power of delegation) to any other member of staff of the public authority. However, if the function is a delegated function, the function cannot be subdelegated unless subdelegation is authorised by the terms of the original delegation.
(4) A power conferred by this section is in addition to any other power of delegation of the public authority or member of staff or any power of a person to exercise functions on behalf of the public authority.