Fuels (Control of Supplies) Act, 1971

Power of the Minister to make certain orders consequential on the making by the Government of an order under section 2.

3.—(1) Where there is for the time being in force an order under section 2 of this Act the Minister may by order do all or any of the following things—

(a) provide for the regulation and control of the supply and distribution of the type or types of fuel to which the order under section 2 of this Act relates and, where the Minister so thinks proper, for the maintenance and provision of supplies of that type or those types (as the case may be) of fuel;

(b) provide for the control, regulation, restriction or prohibition of the import or the export of the type or types of fuel to which the order under section 2 of this Act relates.

(2) An order made by the Minister under this section may contain all such incidental or ancillary provisions, including the power to grant or issue such authorisations or licences and give such directions as shall appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for giving full effect to any provision inserted in such order under the powers conferred on the Minister by this section.

(3) Every order under this Act and every authorisation and direction shall have the force of law and shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent with the order, authorisation or direction contained in any Act other than this Act or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any Act other than this Act.

(4) Every direction given orally shall be confirmed in writing not later than four days after the day on which it is so given.

(5) The Minister may by order revoke or amend any order under this section.