Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011

13.

Delegation of functions of local authority.

13.— (1) A relevant local authority may delegate to a relevant board such one or more than one of its functions (other than the power to bring proceedings for an offence) relating to the collection of household charges, late payment fees and late payment interest as it considers appropriate.

(2) A relevant local authority shall, where the Minister so directs in writing, delegate to a relevant board such one or more than one of its functions (other than the power to bring proceedings for an offence) relating to the collection of household charges, late payment fees and late payment interest as may be specified in the direction.

(3) Where a delegation is made by a relevant local authority to a relevant board under this section—

( a) the relevant board shall perform the functions concerned in accordance with any limitations specified in the delegation as to the area, period in which, or extent to which it is to perform those functions,

( b) a provision of or under this Act or any other enactment (whether passed or made before or after the passing of this Act) that vests functions in the relevant local authority or regulates the manner in which any function is to be performed shall, if and in so far as it is applicable to the delegated function, have effect, for the purposes of the performance of that function by the relevant board, with the substitution of the relevant board for the relevant local authority, and accordingly references in any such provision to a local authority shall for the purposes of the performance of the delegated function by the relevant board be construed as references to the relevant board.

(4) A relevant board shall be paid, out of the Local Government Fund, such fees and expenses (if any) in respect of the performance by it of functions delegated under this section as may be prescribed.

(5) A local authority shall not revoke a delegation under subsection (1) or (2) except with the consent of the Minister.

(6) A local authority shall, where the Minister so directs in writing, revoke a delegation under this section.

(7) The functions conferred on a local authority by this section shall be executive functions for the purposes of the Act of 2001.

F2 [ (8) In this section relevant board means

( a ) the Local Government Computer Services Board established by the Local Government Computer Services Board (Establishment) Order 1975 ( S.I. No. 212 of 1975 ), or a body to whom the functions of that Board have been transferred by order under section 5A (inserted by section 7 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 ) of the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971 , and

( b ) the Local Government Management Services Board established by the Local Government Management Services Board (Establishment) Order 1996 ( S.I. No. 410 of 1996 ), or a body to whom the functions of that Board have been transferred by order under section 5A (inserted by section 7 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 ) of the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971 ,

or either of them. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F2

Substituted (1.08.2012) by Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (17/2012), s. 12(b), S.I. No. 287 of 2012.

Editorial Notes:

E8

Power pursuant to section exercised

• (27.08.2013) by Local Government (Household Charge) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 342 of 2013).

• (22.07.2013) by Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 273 of 2013).

E9

Fees and expenses prescribed for purposes of subs. (4) (5.01.2012) by Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 1 of 2012), reg. 9.