Community Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002

 
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The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 6 (1) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1939 (No. 36 of 1939), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Community Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 25 June 2002.

2. In this Order “functions” includes powers and duties.

3. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 4 of this Order are transferred to the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

(2) References to the Department of Social and Family Affairs contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder or scheme and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) of this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

4. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Social and Family Affairs-

(a) by or under -

(i) the Educational Endowments (Ireland) Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict. c. 78),

(ii) the Charities Acts 1961 and 1973,

(iii) the Street and House to House Collections Act 1962 (No. 13 of 1962), and

(iv) the Dormant Accounts Act 2001 (No. 32 of 2001), and

(b) in relation to -

(i) overseeing the implementation of recommendations arising from the Government White Paper on a Framework for Supporting Voluntary Activity and for Developing the Relationship between the State and the Community and Voluntary Sector,

(ii) the National Committee on Volunteering,

(iii) the provision of grants to community and voluntary groups other than grants -

(I) in respect of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service and

(II) for the provision of -

(A) information on Social Welfare Schemes and Services, and

(B) further education,

(iv) co-ordinating inter-departmental activity on Corporate Social Responsibility, and

(v) a scheme administered by the Minister and known as the Student Summer Job Scheme,

are transferred to the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

(2) References to the Minister for Social and Family Affairs contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder or scheme and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

5. Where, immediately before the commencement of this Order, any legal proceedings are pending to which the Minister for Social and Family Affairs is a party and the proceedings have reference to functions transferred by this Order to the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the name of the Minister for...

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