HC Deb 25 August 1909 vol 9 cc2265-6

This Act shall extend to Ireland subject to the following modifications:—

(1) For references to the Secretary of State there shall be substituted references to the Lord Lieutenant.

(2) The provision of this Act relating to the delegation of powers shall not apply.

(3) Any of the powers conferred on the county council by this Act may be exercised by any officer of the council authorised in writing by the council in that behalf for such period and subject to such restrictions as the council think fit.

(4) In any urban district other than a county borough and in any town the pro- visions of this Act shall apply as if the council of the district and the commissioners of the town, as the case may be, were a county council.

(5) The expenses incurred in the execution of this Act shall—

  1. (a) in the case of the council of any county other than a county borough, be defrayed out of the poor rate and raised over so much of the county as is not included in any urban district or town.
  2. (b) in the case of the council of any county borough or other urban district, be defrayed out of any rate or fund applicable to the purposes of the Public Health (Ireland) Acts, 1878 and 1907, as if incurred for those purposes.
  3. (c) in the case of the commissioners of any town, be defrayed out of the rate leviable under Section sixty of the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854; provided that the limits imposed upon that rate by that Section may be exceeded for the purpose of raising the expenses incurred under this Act.

(6) The expression "town" means any town as defined by the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, not being an urban district.

(7) The expressions "police area" and "chief officer of police" mean, as respects the police district of Dublin Metropolis, that district and the chief commissioner of the police for that district, and elsewhere a police district and the county inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary.

Mr. MOONEY moved, in paragraph (c), after the word "Act" ["Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act"] to insert the words "by not more than one penny in the pound."

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 11 agreed to.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered to-morrow (Thursday).