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Provision of consultancy services, etc., by Agency.

30. —(1) The Agency may, in respect of any matter to which its functions relate, alone or with any other person provide, on such terms and conditions as it may determine, in or outside the State any one or more of the following—

(a) such consultancy services and advisory services,

(b) such training services and technical services,

(c) such information technology products, systems or services,

as the Agency considers appropriate, and it shall have all such powers as may be necessary for those purposes.

(2) The Minister may issue guidelines to the Agency in relation to the performance by it of its functions under subsection (1), and the Agency shall, in the performance of those functions, act in accordance with such guidelines.

(3) This section shall be deemed to have come into operation on the establishment day.

Charges for services, etc.,

31. —(1) The Agency may make such charges as it considers appropriate in consideration of the performance by it of the function conferred on it by section 30 (1).

(2) The Agency may recover any amount due and owing to it under subsection (1) from the person or body by whom it is payable as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(3) Any moneys received by the Agency under subsection (1) shall be used to discharge the expenses incurred by the Agency in the performance of its functions or paid into the Exchequer.

(4) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply to charges under this section.

Professional and other expert advisers.

32. —Section 4(2) of the Principal Act is amended by the insertion of “, professional and other expert advisers,” after “consultants”.

References in Principal Act to functions of Agency.

33. —(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), references in the Principal Act to the functions of the Agency shall, except where the context otherwise requires, be construed as including references to the functions delegated to, or conferred on, it by or under this Act.

(2) Notwithstanding section 3(1) of the Principal Act, the functions delegated to, or conferred on, the Agency by or under Part 3, 4 and 5 are not performed on the authority of the Government.

(3) The reference in section 4(3) of the Principal Act to the functions of the Agency shall be construed as not including references to the functions delegated to, or conferred on, it by or under Parts 3, 4 and 5.