Local Government Act, 1941

Amalgamation of major offices.

32.—(1) Where the same Minister is the appropriate Minister in relation to any particular major offices, such Minister may, subject to the provisions of this section and after consultation with the local authority or local authorities concerned, by order amalgamate the said offices, and thereupon the said offices shall be deemed for all purposes to be one office.

(2) Offices shall not be amalgamated under this section unless—

(a) each of the said offices is vacant, or

(b) each of the said offices is held by the same person, or

(c) one only of such offices being not vacant, the holder thereof consents to the making of such order, or

(d) in any other case, the same person holds each of such of the said offices as are not vacant and such person consents to the making of such order.

(3) Where offices amalgamated under this section are not all under the same local authority, the appropriate Minister may by order provide for appointments to the amalgamated office being made by a specified one of the local authorities concerned and for the payment in specified proportions by such local authorities of the remuneration of such office.