Harbours Act, 1946

Amalgamation of offices.

45.—(1) Where the Minister is of opinion that any particular offices under a harbour authority should be amalgamated, he may, subject to the provisions of this section and after consultation with the harbour authority, by order amalgamate the offices, and thereupon the offices shall be deemed for all purposes to be one office under such title (if any) as is specified in the order.

(2) Offices shall not be amalgamated under this section unless—

(a) each of the offices is vacant, or

(b) each of the offices is held by the same person, or

(c) one only of the offices being not vacant, the holder thereof consents to the making of the order, or

(d) in any other case, the same person holds each of such of the offices as are not vacant and such person consents to the making of the order.

(3) An order under this section amalgamating any offices may adapt any reference in this Act to any office under a harbour authority in such manner as the Minister considers necessary having regard to such amalgamation.

(4) The Minister may by order revoke or amend an order previously made by him under this section.