Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926

Selection by competitive examination.

8.—(1) Subject to such exceptions as are or may be made by or under this Act, the Commissioners shall select every person to be recommended by them to a local authority under this Act solely by means of competitive examination conducted according to regulations made by the Commissioners.

(2) Every such competitive examination shall be open to all persons desiring to attend the same who possess or claim to possess the qualifications prescribed by or under this Act for the office in respect of which the examination is held and pay the fees prescribed by the Commissioners in respect of such examination.

(3) The Commissioners may, after consultation with the Minister, make regulations for the conduct (including time and place and subjects) of competitive examinations to be held by them for the purpose of this section, and such regulations may relate to such examinations generally or to one or more classes of such examinations or to one or more particular examinations.