Red Cross Act, 1954

Directions in relation to certain activities of the Society.

6.—(1) Where the Minister for Defence is of opinion that any activities of the Society bring the Society into competition with private enterprise, he may from time to time give to the Society such general or special directions for the purpose of regulating and controlling the Society with respect to those activities as, having regard to that opinion, he considers proper, and it shall be the duty of the Society to comply with every direction so given.

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