Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, 1988

Conferral of additional functions on Teagasc.

5.—(1) The Minister may, if he so thinks fit, by order—

(a) confer on Teagasc such additional functions connected with the functions for the time being of Teagasc or the services or activities that Teagasc is authorised for the time being to provide or carry on (including functions of the Minister in relation to any directive, regulation or other act adopted by an institution of the European Communities in relation to agricultural development) as he considers appropriate, and

(b) make such provision as he considers necessary or expedient in relation to matters ancillary to or arising out of the conferral on Teagasc of functions under this section or the performance by Teagasc of functions so conferred (including provision for the transfer to Teagasc of any property held by the Minister for the purposes of functions conferred on Teagasc under this section).

(2) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section (including an order under this subsection).

(3) Every order made by the Minister under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.