Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act, 1940

Regulations in relation to places of detention.

7.—(1) A Minister of State may by order make regulations for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say:—

(a) prescribing the prisons, internment camps, and other places in which persons may be detained under this Part of this Act;

(b) providing for the efficient management, sanitation, control, and guarding of such prisons, internment camps, and other places;

(c) providing for the enforcement and preservation of discipline amongst the persons detained in any such prison, internment camp, or other place as aforesaid;

(d) providing for the punishment of persons so detained who contravene the regulations;

(e) prescribing or providing for any other matter or thing incidental or ancillary to the efficient detention of persons detained under this Part of this Act.

(2) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling such regulation is passed by either House of the Oireachtas within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which such House has sat after such regulation is laid before it, such regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under such regulation.