74. General powers, functions and duties.

The Human Tissue Authority1 has the following general functions2:


    (1)     maintaining a statement of the general principles which it considers should be followed in the carrying on of activities within its remit3, and in the carrying out of its functions in relation to such activities4;


    (2)     providing in relation to activities within its remit such general oversight and guidance as it considers appropriate5;


    (3)     superintending, in relation to activities within its remit, compliance with certain requirements6 and codes of practice7;


    (4)     providing to the public, and to persons carrying on activities within its remit, such information and advice as