Local Government Act, 1955

Amendment of section 24 of Act of 1941.

17.Section 24 of the Act of 1941 is hereby amended as follows:—

(I) the following word and paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (b) of subsection (1):—


(c) that, on account of any alteration (whether it has already occurred or is in contemplation) in the nature or extent of the duties attached to such office, it is in the public interest that such office should be abolished,”

(II) in subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (3) “any local authority” shall be substituted for “the relevant local authority”,

(III) in subparagraph (v) of paragraph (b) of subsection (3) “appropriate” shall be inserted before “Minister”,

(IV) the following subsection shall be added to the section:—

“(5) For the purposes of subparagraph (v) of paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of this section, the fact that the duties of the other office are to be performed at a distance from the place or places at which the duties of the first office were performed shall not of itself be regarded as rendering the position of the holder materially altered to his detriment.”