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Ministries Act (Northern Ireland) 1944

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Ministries Act (Northern Ireland) 1944

1944 CHAPTER 14

An Act to establish a Ministry of Health and Local Government for Northern Ireland; to abolish the Ministry of Public Security for Northern Ireland; to make further provision with respect to the assignment and transfer of functions of Government departments; to provide for the salaries of certain Ministerial offices; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[9th May 1944]

S. 1 rep. by 1999 NI 1

S.2 rep. by SLR 1980; 1999 NI 1

S.3 rep. by SLR (NI) 1952; 1999 NI 1

4F1Orders for assignment and transfer of functions and other purposes.N.I.

(1)The [F2 chief executive member] may, from time to time, by [F2 order] assign to any department, or transfer to any department from any other department, such functions as appear to [F2 that member] to be appropriate for such assignment or transfer; and each department shall have and may excercise such functions as may be specified by such an [F2 order].

(2)F3 An [F2 order] made under this section may make such incidental, consequential and supplemental provisions as may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of giving full effect to this Act or to any assignment or transfer of functions under sub-section (1) of this section, including provisions—

(a)for the modification and adaptation of enactments; and

(b)for the transfer of any property, rights and liabilities held, enjoyed or incurred by any department in connection with any functions transferred; and

(c)for the carrying on and completion by or on behalf of a department of anything commenced by or on behalf of any other department before a transfer of functions takes effect; and

(d)for changing the name by which a department is to be styled; and

(e)for the substitution of the name of a department for the name of any other department, or for its former name, in any instrument, contract or legal proceedings made or commenced before the date when a transfer of functions or change of name takes effect.

(3)A certificate issued by a department that any property has been transferred to it by virtue of an [F2 order] made under this section shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.

Subs.(4) rep. by SLR 1980

F2[(5)An order under this section shall be subject to negative resolution.]

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F1(prosp.) rep. by 1999 NI 1

F2SI 1973/2163

F31973 NI 24; 1976 NI 20

S.5 rep. by 1946 c.11 (NI); 1999 NI 1

S.6 rep. by 1999 NI 1

S.7 rep. by SLR (NI) 1952; 1999 NI 1

S.8 rep. by 1999 NI 1

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