Local Government Act, 2001

Regulations (Part 7).

54.—(1) The Minister may make regulations—

(a) specifying conditions, restrictions or other provisions which apply in relation to the delegation of functions to, or the revocation of a delegation of functions to, a joint committee to which section 52 (2) applies or to a committee,

(b) as respects the procedures, general administration and general finances of joint committees to which section 52 (2) applies,

(c) providing for the attendance of members of the public and representatives of the media at meetings of joint committees or committees other than those—

(i) specified in the regulations, or

(ii) at which the local authority concerned, in accordance with such procedures as may be specified in the regulations, determines such attendance is not permitted,

and section 45 (3) and (4) shall apply to such attendance at meetings of joint committees or committees subject to any necessary modifications,

(d) as respects such other matters relating to joint committees or committees as the Minister considers appropriate.

(2) The Minister may issue general policy guidelines to local authorities for the purposes of any provision of this Part and the authorities shall comply with any such guidelines.