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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Committees of public assistance authorities.

11.(1) A public assistance authority may from time to time appoint such and so many committees as they think fit for purposes connected with the exercise or performance of any of their powers, duties, and functions under this Act which in the opinion of such authority would be better or more conveniently regulated or managed by or through a committee.

(2) A committee appointed under this section may be either a general committee empowered to exercise or perform powers, duties, and functions in relation to the whole of the public assistance district of the public assistance authority by which it is appointed or a local committee empowered to exercise or perform powers, duties, and functions in relation to a limited portion only of such public assistance district.

(3) Every committee appointed under this section shall consist of not less than three members and may be composed either wholly of members of the public assistance authority by which it is appointed or partly of such members and partly of other persons.

(4) The acts of every committee appointed under this section shall be subject to confirmation by the public assistance authority by which it is appointed, save that such authority may with the sanction of the Minister empower any particular committee to do any act (including the institution of legal proceedings) within the authority conferred on the committee by such public assistance authority which such public assistance authority itself could lawfully do.

(5) The quorum, procedure, and place of meeting of a committee appointed under this section, and the area (if any) within which such committee is to exercise its functions, shall be such as may be appointed by regulations to be made by the public assistance authority by which it is appointed.