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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Public assistance districts.

7.(1) In the Dublin area—

(a) the area of the Dublin Union as constituted immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be a public assistance district to be styled and known as the Dublin Public Assistance District,

(b) the area of the Rathdown Union as constituted immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be a public assistance district to be styled and known as the Rathdown Public Assistance District, and

(c) the area of the Balrothery Union as constituted immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be a public assistance district to be styled and known as the Balrothery Public Assistance District.

(2) Outside the Dublin area—

(a) wherever, immediately before the commencement of this Act, a county borough and a joint district in a county adjoining such county borough are, for the purposes of the relief of the poor, administered as one area by one authority, the area consisting of such county borough and such joint district shall be a public assistance district,

(b) every county borough to which paragraph (a) of this sub-section does not apply shall be a public assistance district, and

(c) every joint district to which paragraph (a) of this sub-section does not apply shall be a public assistance district.

(3) The Minister shall, by regulations made under this Act, prescribe the names by which the several public assistance districts under the immediately preceding sub-section of this section shall respectively be known, and every such public assistance district shall be styled and known by the name so prescribed in respect of it.