Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923

Confirmation of Schemes by Minister.

4.—(1) The Minister shall either:—

(a) confirm without alteration, or

(b) confirm with such modifications, omissions and additions as he shall deem necessary, or

(c) wholly reject

every scheme submitted to him under this Act.

(2) At least one month before confirming (either with or without modification) any scheme submitted to him under this Act the Minister shall publish in two newspapers circulating in the County to which such scheme relates, notice of his intention to confirm such scheme, and whether such confirmation is intended to be with or without modification, and shall at the same time send to the Secretary of the Council of such County and the Clerk of every Rural or Urban District Council in such County a copy of such scheme, with all the modifications (if any) intended to be made therein by the Minister, and such Secretary and Clerks shall respectively at all reasonable times during such month permit such copy to be inspected and copied by any person at the office of the County or Rural or Urban District Council, as the case may be.

(3) Every scheme submitted to the Minister under this Act which shall be confirmed (whether with or without alteration) by the Minister shall come into operation on the day on which the same is so confirmed and shall be a County Scheme within the meaning of this Act and from and after that date the relief of the poor in the County to which such scheme relates shall be administered under and in accordance with such scheme, and the law relating to the relief of the poor in such County shall be deemed to be altered or modified so as to give full force and effect to such scheme.

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