Local Government Act, 1925

Powers of Minister.

86.—(1) The Minister may by order do any of the matters following, that is to say:—

(a) apply to boards of health any existing enactments relating to county or district councils with such modifications as he shall deem necessary;

(b) make such adaptations of any existing enactment (including any Local Act), relating to any matter dealt with or affected by this Act as appear to him necessary or expedient for carrying this Act into effect;

(c) make rules for carrying this Act into effect, and in particular for regulating—

(i.) the estimating and raising of the expenses of boards of health,

(ii.) the accounts, audits, and annual estimates of boards of health in such manner that units of cost for comparative and control purposes can be established,

(iii.) the transfer of the property and liabilities of any public body abolished by this Act,

(iv.) any adjustment of rights, duties or liabilities required for the purposes of this Act,

(v.) the actions of county councils, rural district councils, urban district councils, boards of health, committees and officers during the period between the passing of this Act and the appointed day;

(d) make regulations respecting the procedure of local authorities in connection with the business imposed on or transferred to them by or in pursuance of any enactment (including this Act), and by any such regulations annul or vary the Local Government (Procedure of Councils) Order, 1899 (as amended by any provisional order duly confirmed) or any provision thereof;

(e) where it appears to him that any Local Act contains any provisions similar to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, declare such provisions to be no longer in force.

(2) 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 is passed by either House of the Oireachtas within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which such House has sat after the order is laid before it annulling such order, such order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under such order.