British-Irish Agreement Act, 1999

Functions for public bodies.

55.—(1) For the purpose of ensuring that the arrangements for the agreed co-operation referred to in paragraphs 8 and 9(i) of Strand Two of the Multi-Party Agreement, in so far as they relate to public bodies, will commence contemporaneously with the transfer of powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly, public bodies concerned shall have such functions as are necessary or expedient for that purpose.

(2) In this section “public body” means a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Act, 1941 , a health board or any other body established by any enactment.