Midwives Act, 1944

Payments by local supervising authorities to the Board.

22.—Where the abstract prepared in pursuance of section 21 of this Act of the accounts of the Board relating to any year shows a balance against the Board, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) the Board, with the consent of the Minister, shall apportion such balance between the local supervising authorities in proportion to the totals of the rateable valuations of property situate in their respective districts;

(b) the Board shall send by post to each local supervising authority a notice specifying the amount assigned to such local supervising authority on the apportionment;

(c) such local supervising authority shall pay to the Board one-fourth of the amount so specified within one month after the receipt of the notice and shall pay to the Board the balance of such amount within three months after the receipt of the notice; and

(d) if such local supervising authority fails to make either or both of such payments, the amount due shall be recoverable by the Board as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.