(1) The Secretary of State must appoint a body (“the Independent Supervisor”) to discharge the function mentioned in section 1229(1) (“the supervision function”).
(2) An appointment under this section must be made by order.
(3) The order has the effect of making the body appointed under subsection (1) designated under section 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c 36) (further powers to designate public authorities).
(4) A body may be appointed under this section only if it is a body corporate or an unincorporated association which appears to the Secretary of State—
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