8 Meaning of agency
(1) In this Act—
agency means a department, local government or public authority.
(2) For this Act—
(a) a board, council, committee, subcommittee or other body established by government to help, or to perform functions connected with, an agency is not a separate agency, but is taken to be comprised within the agency; and
(b) a reference to an agency includes a reference to a body that is taken to be comprised within the agency.