Public Assistance Act, 1939
Transfer of property of certain abolished bodies.
73.—All property (other than money and securities for money) which—
(a) formerly belonged to a board of guardians or the committee of a county infirmary or a fever hospital and was, on the abolition of such board or committee by a county scheme, transferred to the council of a county or a county borough by or under the Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 9 of 1923), and is, at the commencement of this Act, held by such council of a county or the corporation of such county borough for the purposes of the exercise of any power or the performance of any duty which is by virtue of this Act conferred or imposed on a public assistance authority, or
(b) was, at the abolition of any such committee, vested in or held by any such council of a county or county borough for the purposes of such committee and is, at the commencement of this Act, vested in or held by such council of a county or the corporation of such county borough for the said purposes,
shall, save where such council of a county or corporation is itself the public assistance authority for the public assistance district in which such property is situate, immediately upon such commencement become and be transferred by virtue of this Act to and be the property of the said public assistance authority and shall thenceforward be held by such authority for the purposes of its powers and duties.