Local Government Act 2001

Discharge of certain functions by Minister.


236.—(1) In this section “officer” means an officer of the Minister who is an established civil servant for the purposes of the Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956.

(2) The Minister may delegate any of his or her functions under—

(a) this Act,

(b) any enactment mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 12, or

(c) any other enactment, in so far as it relates to local authorities or related matters,

which are specified in the delegation.

(3) Every delegation under this section shall be in writing to a named officer or to an officer of a specified grade, position or description.

(4) A delegation under this section may be revoked by the Minister.

(5) A delegation under this section is without prejudice to the right of the Minister to exercise the function concerned.

(6) Every function delegated under this section shall be exercised and performed by the delegated officer subject to the general supervision and control of the Minister and to such limitations (if any) as may be specified in the delegation or which may be specified in writing by the Minister at any time thereafter.

(7) A delegation made under section 61 of the Local Government Act, 1994, is deemed to be a delegation under this section and continues to have effect accordingly and any reference in such delegation to a function of the Minister under any enactment repealed by this Act shall be read as a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act.