Local Government Act, 1955

Regulations with respect to meetings, etc.

61.—(1) The Minister may by regulations make provision in relation to all or any local authorities with respect to all or any of the following matters:—

(a) summoning and holding of meetings,

(b) procedure,

(c) making of contracts,

(d) accounts,

(e) audit of accounts,

(f) matters which are subsidiary or ancillary to any of the foregoing matters.

(2) From and after the commencement of regulations under this section, the matters with respect to which the regulations were made shall, as respects any local authority concerned, be governed by the provisions of the regulations, and any previous provisions, whether made by or under statute, applying to that authority and relating to those matters shall cease to have effect as respects that authority.

(3) Regulations under this section relating to—

(a) mental hospital authorities within the meaning of the Mental Treatment Act, 1945 (No. 19 of 1945),

(b) joint boards established by order under section 45 of the Health Act, 1953 (No. 26 of 1953), or

(c) consultative health committees appointed under section 48 of the Health Act, 1953 , or under regulations made under that section,

shall not be made save with the consent of the Minister for Health.

(4) 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 the regulation is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.