Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Inquiries in respect of, and dissolution of boards of conservators.

Inquiries in respect of boards of conservators.

50.—(1) The Minister may at any time, if he thinks fit, order an inquiry into the performance of its duties by any board of conservators and may appoint any person to hold such inquiry.

(2) Where a person (not being an officer of the Minister) is appointed to hold an inquiry under this section, such person shall be paid such remuneration and such allowances for expenses as the Minister may with the consent of the Minister for Finance determine.

(3) Where an inquiry in relation to a board of conservators has been held under this section, the Minister shall certify the amount of the expenses incurred by the Minister in relation to such inquiry, and the amount so certified shall be recovered by the Minister from the revenue of such board.

(4) Any sum recovered by the Minister under subsection (3) of this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.