Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979
Devolution of administration of housing grants.
2.— (1) The Minister may, subject to such regulations as may be made by the Minister for the purposes of this section, authorise designated housing authorities to discharge on his behalf the function of paying grants of one or more, as may be specified in the regulations, of the kinds of grants that the Minister is empowered to pay under the Principal Act or this Act.
(2) Before making regulations under this section, the Minister shall consult with the Minister for Finance and the Minister for the Public Service and with a housing authority affected by the regulations.
(3) Regulations under this section may contain such provisions as the Minister considers necessary or expedient for the purposes of the section, including provisions in relation to the liability for payment of administrative costs incurred by a housing authority under the section.