Public Assistance Act, 1939

Work as a condition for receiving general assistance.

25.—(1) A public assistance authority may, as a condition of the granting of general assistance to a person, require such person, either before or after or during receipt of such general assistance, to perform such work as such authority shall consider suitable to the sex, age, strength, and capacity of such person and shall direct such person so to perform.

(2) For the purpose of the provision of work under this section, a public assistance authority may do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—

(a) subject to the consent of the Minister, acquire, and dispose of, any land;

(b) subject to any regulations made by the Minister under this Act, purchase or hire, and dispose of, any plant, tools, equipment, or materials.