Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Establishment of subsidiaries.

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36.—(1) The Authority may, without prejudice to its general responsibilities under this Act, perform any of its functions (other than those set out in section 34(1)(d) ), provide any of its services or carry on any of its activities through a subsidiary (within the meaning of the Companies Acts 1963 to 2003) which is wholly owned by the Authority and, accordingly, the Authority may, with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance, for the purpose of such performance, provision or carrying on, form and register such a subsidiary.

(2) The memorandum and articles of association of a subsidiary referred to in this section shall be in the form that may be determined by the Authority with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

(3) ( a) The Minister may give to the Authority such directions in writing as he or she considers appropriate in relation to any policy, programme or activity of a subsidiary and the body concerned shall comply or, as may be appropriate, secure compliance with that direction.

( b) A direction under paragraph (a) shall not apply to any particular undertaking or person (other than a subsidiary).

(4) A direction under subsection (3) in relation to the disposal of any assets or profits of a subsidiary shall not be given without the consent of the Minister for Finance.

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Modifications (not altering text):

C10

Functions in relation to section transferred (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3 and sch. 1.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1 Enactments

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No. 10 of 2005

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Sections 32, 33, 34(2), 35, 36, 38(3), 40, 45, 47, 48 and 70(3)

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