57. Functions of a public nature.

The Human Rights Act 19981 requires a generous interpretation of who is a 'public authority', and that interpretation is inspired by the approach developed by the courts in identifying the bodies and activities subject to judicial review2. A body which has no responsibilities to the public is not a 'public body'3 merely because it performs acts on behalf of a public body which would constitute public functions if such acts were performed by the public body itself4. An act can be of a private nature even though it was performed because another body was under a public duty to