Local Government Act, 1955

Travelling, etc., expenses.

67.—(1) Section 80 of the Act of 1941 and section 67 of the Act of 1946, and those sections as applied by section 8 of the Public Libraries Act, 1947 (No. 40 of 1947), shall have effect subject to the following amendments:—

(a) every reference to a person's official residence shall be construed as a reference to his ordinary place of residence,

(b) subsection (6) of the said section 80 shall be deleted,

(c) “one mile” shall be substituted in subsection (7) of the said section 67 for “three miles”,

(d) the following paragraphs shall be added to subsection (7) of the said section 67:


(i) a member of the council of a county or of a joint mental hospital board attends a meeting of the council or board at a place less than five miles by any route from his official residence and is obliged by reason of such attendance to remain away from his home for a continuous period of not less than three hours, and

(ii) a resolution by the council or board deciding that this paragraph is to apply in relation to the council or board is for the time being in force,

the council or board shall pay to the member in relation to the meeting an inclusive allowance (not exceeding an amount specified by the prescribed rules) in respect of travelling expenses and subsistence, and such allowance shall, in a case in which, apart from this paragraph, an allowance would be payable under the first paragraph of this subsection, be in lieu of, and not in addition to, that allowance.

A resolution under the second paragraph of this subsection may be revoked at any time by another resolution of the council or board concerned.

The passing of a resolution under the second or third paragraph of this subsection shall be a reserved function.”

(2) Every member of a body to whom the said sections or the said sections as applied as aforesaid apply shall, immediately after becoming such member, communicate in writing to the body the address at which he ordinarily resides and shall similarly communicate any subsequent change of his address.