Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1971

Establishment of bodies to provide certain services.

3.— (1) The Minister may, whenever with the agreement of the Minister for Finance he determines that it is expedient to do so, by order (in this Act referred to as an establishment order) establish a body to provide for the Minister, the authorities therein specified, being authorities to which this Act applies, or the Minister and the authorities so specified, as the case may be, such services as may be specified in the establishment order.

(2) The Minister may, whenever he determines that it is expedient to do so, by order, designate for the purposes of subsection (3) of this section any body, not being an authority to which this Act applies, whether the body is a body corporate or an unincorporated body of persons.

(3) A body established under subsection (1) of this section may, in addition to providing the services specified in the relevant establishment order for the authorities therein specified, provide those services, or services of a similar nature, for a body which for the time being is designated for the purposes of this subsection by the Minister.

(4) Services provided under the said subsection (3) shall be so provided on such terms (including terms as to the charging of fees) as may be agreed between the body by whom and the body for whom the services are so provided.

(5) A body established under the said subsection (1) shall be called and known by such title as may be specified in the establishment order.

(6) A body so established shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal and with power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land.

(7) All courts shall take judicial notice of the seal of a body so established and every document purporting to be an order or other instrument made by that body and to be sealed with its seal (purporting to be authenticated in the manner provided by the establishment order) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such order or instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

(8) The Minister may from time to time by order amend an establishment order or an order made under this subsection.