Public Assistance Act, 1939

Disposal of surplus land.

72.—(1) A public assistance authority may, with the consent of the Minister, sell, exchange, let, or otherwise dispose of any land acquired by such authority under the Public Assistance (Acquisition of Land) Act, 1934 (No. 23 of 1934), or under this Part of this Act or transferred to such authority by or under this Act.

(2) The proceeds of the sale under this section of any land by a public assistance authority shall, so far as such proceeds are capital money, be applied with the consent of the Minister to a purpose (including the repayment of borrowed money) to which capital money may properly be applied by such authority.

(3) Where land is exchanged under this section by a public assistance authority, the land taken in such exchange shall (subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act in relation to the appropriation and use of land not required for the purpose for which it was acquired) be applied to the purposes to which the land given in such exchange was applicable by such authority.