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SOLR_PROP

Public Assistance Act, 1939

Transfer of property, etc., from county scheme authorities to public assistance authorities.

14.Wherever a county scheme authority is dissolved by this Act, the following provisions shall apply and have effect in relation to such county scheme authority and the public assistance authority which is the successor of such county scheme authority, that is to say:—

(a) all property and assets (including choses-in-action) vested in or belonging to such county scheme authority immediately before the commencement of this Act shall, upon such commencement, become and be the property and assets of such public assistance authority by virtue of this section without any conveyance, assignment, or act other than transfer (where appropriate) in the books of a bank, company, or other body;

(b) all debts and liabilities (present or future) incurred by such county scheme authority and owing immediately before the commencement of this Act (whether then presently due or to become due certainly or contingently in the future) shall upon such commencement become and be the debts and liabilities of such public assistance authority and shall be discharged in due course by such authority;

(c) every bond, guarantee, or other security of a continuing character made or given by such county scheme authority to another person or by any person to such county scheme authority and in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, and every contract or agreement in writing made between such county scheme authority and another person not fully executed and completed before the commencement of this Act, shall continue in force after such commencement but shall be construed and have effect as if such public assistance authority were substituted therein for such county scheme authority, and such security, contract, or agreement shall be enforceable by or against such public assistance authority accordingly;

(d) in every action, suit, prosecution, or other proceeding which is pending at the commencement of this Act and to which such county scheme authority is a party, such public assistance authority shall, on the commencement of this Act, become and be a party in the place of such county scheme authority and such proceeding shall be continued between such public assistance authority and the other parties thereto accordingly;

(e) every person who immediately before the commencement of this Act is an officer or a servant of such county scheme authority shall upon such commencement become and be an officer or a servant (as the case may require) of such public assistance authority upon the same terms and conditions as those upon which he held office under or employment by such county scheme authority immediately before such commencement, and every such person shall, for the purposes of any enactment relating to superannuation or compensation for loss of office or employment which may be applicable to him in respect of his service under such public assistance authority, be entitled to reckon his period of service under such county scheme authority as service under such public assistance authority and to reckon his period of service under such county scheme authority and his period of service under such public assistance authority as one continuous period of service under such public assistance authority;

(f) any moneys raised for the purposes of such county scheme authority before the commencement of this Act may be levied after such commencement as if this Act had not been passed and shall be paid to such public assistance authority for the purposes of their functions under this Act.