(a) to consider and determine applications made to it under this Ordinance;
(b) subject to subsection (3), to specify, by notice in the Gazette-
(i) the criteria that must be satisfied by a person before the Commissioner may issue a permit to him;
(ii) the conditions subject to which a permit is to be issued;
(iii) the matters to which the Authority shall have regard when determining under section 21 an application for a licence under section 19; (Amended 25 of 2000 s. 6)
(iv) the criteria that must be satisfied before the Commissioner may, under section 8, grant a person an exemption from this Ordinance; and
(v) the matters to which the Authority shall have regard when determining whether the Authority should specify any, and if so what, period for the purpose of section 20(3)(a) or (6)(a) or 24A(4)(a); and (Added 25 of 2000 s. 6)
(c) to do such other things as it is required or authorized to do by this or any other Ordinance.
(2) The Authority may for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) specify-
(a) different criteria, conditions and matters in relation to different types of security work; and
(b) a condition that the holder of a permit shall do only a specified type of security work.
(3) A notice shall not be published in the Gazette under subsection (1)(b)(i) unless and until it has been-
(a) laid before; and
(b) approved by,
the Legislative Council.
(4) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that any notice under subsection (1)(b) is not subsidiary legislation.