Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act, 1992

Appointment of Assistant Censors.

2.—(1) (a) The Minister may as occasion requires appoint such, and such number of, persons (who shall be known as Assistant Censors) as he may determine to assist the Official Censor in the performance of his functions and for that purpose to perform, or to perform to such extent as the Official Censor may, subject to any directions that may be given to him by the Minister, determine, the functions (or such of them as the Official Censor may, subject as aforesaid, determine) of the Official Censor.

(b) The references in paragraph (a) of this subsection to the functions of the Official Censor do not include references to his functions under section 2 of the Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act, 1970 , or section 4 (3), 7 (3) or 29 of the Act of 1989.

(2) An Assistant Censor shall perform his functions subject to the general superintendence of the Official Censor and shall consult with him from time to time in relation to such performance, and a function of the Official Censor performed pursuant to this Act by an Assistant Censor shall be deemed for the purposes of the Censorship of Films Acts, 1923 to 1992, and the Act of 1989 to have been performed by the Official Censor and those Acts shall be construed and have effect accordingly.

(3) If an Assistant Censor is appointed under section 2 (3) of the Act of 1923 to perform the duties of the Official Censor, he shall cease during the period of his appointment under that section to be an Assistant Censor.

(4) An Assistant Censor shall be paid, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, such remuneration and such (if any) allowances for expenses as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, may from time to time determine.

(5) An Assistant Censor shall hold office for such period and upon and subject to such terms and conditions as the Minister may determine.