Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015

9 Power of Approved Agency to delegate

(1)

Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Approved Agency may delegate to any person or organisation any of its functions and powers except this power of delegation.

(2)

Before delegating any functions or powers, the Approved Agency must be satisfied that the delegate has the appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out those functions or powers.

(3)

A delegation—

(a)

must be in writing; and

(b)

is subject to any restrictions and conditions specified by the Approved Agency that it thinks fit, including conditions that relate to the Approved Agency’s obligations under section 7(5); and

(c)

is revocable at any time, in writing; and

(d)

does not prevent the performance or exercise of a function or power by the Approved Agency.

(4)

A person or organisation performing or exercising any delegated functions or powers may perform and exercise them in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred directly by this Act and not by delegation.

(5)

A person or organisation who acts under a delegation given under this section is presumed to be acting in accordance with its terms in the absence of evidence to the contrary.

(6)

Any action or decision of a delegate under the delegation is treated as an action or decision of the Approved Agency under this Act.

(7)

A delegate must comply with all reasonable requests or requirements of the Approved Agency for the purpose of enabling the Agency to comply with the Ombudsmen Act 1975, the Official Information Act 1982, and the Public Records Act 2005 in respect of functions to which the delegation applies.