Harbours Act, 1946

Appointment by the Minister in certain cases of elected members.

11.—Where, as respects the election to be held in any particular election year of the elected member of a harbour authority, the Minister is of opinion that the electors will be so few in number as to render inappropriate the holding of the election, the Minister may by order direct that the election shall not be held and thereupon—

(a) the election shall not be held, and

(b) the Minister shall, during the period beginning on the 1st day of September and ending on the second Thursday in the month of October in the election year, appoint four persons or two persons (as may be appropriate) who in his opinion are representative of payers of tonnage rates to the harbour authority to be the elected members of the harbour authority and such persons shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to have been duly elected as the elected members of the harbour authority.