Ordnance Survey Ireland Act, 2001

Conferring of additional functions on OSI.

6.—(1) The Minister may, after consultation with OSI and any other Minister of the Government who in the opinion of the Minister is concerned, by order—

(a) confer on OSI, such additional functions connected with the functions for the time being of OSI or the services or activities that OSI is authorised 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 or other international convention or agreement to which the State is or becomes a party, in relation to mapping) as the Minister considers appropriate, and

(b) make such provision as he or she considers necessary or expedient in relation to matters ancillary to or arising out of the conferral on OSI of functions under this section or the performance by OSI of functions so conferred (including provision for the transfer to OSI of any property held by the Minister for the purposes of functions conferred on OSI 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 21 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.