Harbours (Regulation of Rates) Act, 1934

Making of harbour rates orders.

3.—(1) The Minister may, if and whenever he thinks fit on the application of the harbour authority for any harbour or on the application of any person who uses or is interested in the use or development of such harbour, or without any such application, by order (in this Act referred to as a harbour rates order) fix all or any of the rates or, where he so thinks fit, the maximum rates to be charged by the harbour authority of such harbour, and may for that purpose revoke, modify, alter, or extend by such order any statutory or other provision fixing, restricting, or otherwise regulating the rates or the maximum or minimum rates chargeable by such harbour authority.

(2) The Minister may if and whenever he thinks fit, on any such application as is mentioned in the next preceding sub-section of this section or without any such application, by order revoke or amend a harbour rates order.

(3) Whenever the Minister proposes to make, amend, or revoke a harbour rates order, the Minister may, if he so thinks fit, cause a public inquiry to be held in regard to the making, amendment, or revocation (as the case may be) of such order

(4) Every harbour rates order shall take effect from such date (not being a date prior to the date on which such order is made) as may be specified in such order.

(5) Every harbour rates order shall be published in the Iris Oifigiúil as soon as conveniently may be after it is made.