Agriculture Act, 1931

Officers of committees of agriculture.

22.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, every committee of agriculture shall appoint such officers and servants as it shall from time to time think necessary for the due performance of its powers and duties under this Act.

(2) The numbers, qualifications, salaries or remuneration, and appointment of all officers shall be subject to the approval of the Minister.

(3) A committee of agriculture for a county shall not create any pensionable office within the meaning of section 42 of the Act of 1925, unless the approval of the council of such county has been previously obtained to the creation of such office and to the scale of remuneration to be attached thereto.

(4) A committee of agriculture may dismiss any servant of such committee and, with the approval of the Minister, remove any officer of such committee.

(5) A committee of agriculture shall be deemed to be a local authority within the meaning of the Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926 (No. 39 of 1926), and for that purpose the expression “the Minister” in that Act shall in relation to a committee of agriculture mean the Minister for Agriculture.