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Emergency Powers Act, 1939

Delegation of statutory powers and duties.

6.(1) A Minister, having obtained the consent of the Government, may by order delegate to a Minister or a parliamentary secretary any power or duty of such Minister under this or any other Act (whether passed before or after this Act) or under an emergency order or an order made under an emergency order.

(2) A Minister, having obtained the consent of the Government, may by order revoke or amend an order made by him under this section, including an order made under this sub-section.

(3) Whenever a power or a duty is delegated by a Minister under this section such power or duty shall be exercisable or performed by the person to whom it is delegated, in his own name, but (save in the case of a delegation to another Minister) such delegation shall not derogate from the responsibility of such Minister to Dáil Eireann or as a member of the Government for the exercise of such power or the performance of such duty.