(1) Section 1(7) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c 23) (DPP's functions exercisable by Crown Prosecutor) does not apply to the provisions of this Part other than section 85(2)(a).
(2) In the absence of the Director of Public Prosecutions, his functions under those provisions may be exercised by a person authorised by him.
(3) An authorisation under subsection (2)—
(a) may relate to a specified person or to persons of a specified description, and
(b) may be general or relate to a specified function or specified circumstances.
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