Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1930

Execution of works in lieu of compensation.

3.—(1) Where a person is entitled, actually or prospectively, to compensation in respect of anything lawfully done or intended to be done by the Minister under the Shannon Electricity Act, 1925 (No. 26 of 1925), the Minister may execute for the benefit of such person such works as the Minister thinks proper, and such person agrees to accept in satisfaction or partial satisfaction of his claim for such compensation.

(2) The Minister may attach to the execution of any works under this section such terms and conditions (including terms as to the ownership, possession, and control of the works) as may be agreed upon by him and the person for whose benefit the works are so executed.

(3) For the purposes of the Shannon Electrcitiy Act, 1925 , the execution of works under this section shall be deemed to be one of the things which the Minister is authorised by sub-section (1) of section 3 of that Act to do and that Act shall apply accordingly.

(4) Moneys expended on the execution of works under this section shall be included in the sums referred to in section 15 of the Principal Act as ‘the said advances,’ but such works shall not be Shannon works within the meaning of the Principal Act.

(5) The Minister may by order made with the consent of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health declare that any particular works executed under this section shall be exempt, either permanently or for a limited time, from assessment for poor rate and also from assessment for any other rate made by a local authority, and whenever any such order is made the works to which such order relates shall be exempt from rates in accordance with such order.

(6) This section shall have effect and be deemed to have had effect as from the 4th day of July, 1925.