An Blascaod Mór National Historic Park Act, 1989

Exercise and delegation of functions of Commissioners.

5.—(1) The functions of the Commissioners under this Act shall be performed by them subject to the general superintendence and control of the Minister.

(2) The functions or specified functions of the Commissioners under this Act (other than sections 3 and 4 and the Schedule to this Act) or under bye-laws under section 3 may be delegated by the Minister by order to the Foundation.

(3) The following provisions shall have effect in relation to the delegation of a function under subsection (2):

(a) the function shall be performed by the Foundation in its own name but subject to the general superintendence and control of the Commissioners;

(b) the Minister may amend or revoke an order made under this section;

(c) the delegation shall operate, while it is in force, to confer the function on and vest it in the Foundation;

(d) the function shall, notwithstanding the delegation, continue to be vested in the Commissioners but shall be so vested concurrently with the Foundation and so as to be capable of being performed by the Commissioners or the Foundation;

(e) the delegation shall not remove or derogate from the responsibility of the Minister to Dáil Éireann or as a member of the Government for the performance of the function by the Commissioners.

(4) An order under this section may contain such ancillary or subsidiary provisions as the Minister considers necessary or expedient including provisions adapting provisions of this Act.

(5) An order 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 order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to anything previously done thereunder.