Pounds (Provision and Maintenance) Act, 1935

Raising of expenses by local authorities.

11.—(1) The expenses incurred by a local authority in the provision and maintenance of or otherwise in connection with pounds in pursuance of this Act shall be raised—

(a) in the case of the county borough of Dublin and of the borough of Dun Laoghaire by means of the municipal rate, and

(b) in the case of any other county borough by means of the rate by which expenses (other than the expenses of guardians or in connection with the poor rate) are raised under sub-section (3) of section 46 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 , and

(c) in the case of a borough or an urban district by means of the rate by which expenses under the Public Health Acts, 1878 to 1931, are raised, and

(d) in the case of a county, by means of the poor rate equally over the county exclusive of any borough or urban district therein.

(2) Whenever any pound which is provided and maintained in pursuance of this Act by one local authority (in this sub-section called the principal local authority) serves or is used as a pound in respect of the functional area of one or more other local authorities (in this sub-section called the contributing local authorities), every of the contributing local authorities shall pay to the principal local authority on demand by the principal local authority such proportion of the expenses of the provision and maintenance of such pound as shall be agreed on by such local authorities or, in default of such agreement, shall be fixed by the Minister for Local Government and Public Health, and the first sub-section of this section shall apply to every sum payable by a contributing local authority under this sub-section as if such sum were expenses within the meaning of the said first sub-section.

(3) The remuneration of the pound-keeper and the assistants of the pound-keeper of any pound provided and maintained under this Act shall be deemed, for the purposes of this section, to be part of the expenses of the maintenance of such pound.