Western Development Commission Act, 1998

Establishment of Western Development Commission.

7.—(1) There shall stand established on the day appointed under section 6 to be the establishment day a body to be known as the Western Development Commission, to perform the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2) The Commission shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and, with the consent of the Minister given with the approval of the Minister for Finance, to acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land, and to acquire, hold and dispose of any other property.

(3) The seal of the Commission shall be authenticated by the signature of the chairperson of the Commission, or by the signatures of both an ordinary member and a member of the staff of the Commission authorised by the Commission to act in that behalf.

(4) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Commission and every document purporting to be an instrument made by and to be sealed with the seal of the Commission (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with this section) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.