Statutory Functions Act, 1970
- Commenced on 6 October 1970
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Statutory Functions Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"Act" means a written law;"council" has the meaning assigned thereto in the Local Government Act.[Cap. 281]"identified person", in relation to statutory functions, means a person who is identified—(a)by his title as President, Vice-President, named Minister, Secretary to the Cabinet, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Attorney-General, Solicitor General or Deputy Minister assisting the President or the Vice-President or a named Minister; or(b)in the case of the holder of a public office or an official post, by the title of such office or post;(c)in the case of an official body, by the title of such body;"official body" means a statutory corporation, body or commission or a council, and includes a committee thereof;"official post" means a post held by a member or employee of an official body;"President" includes the person for the time being discharging the functions of the President in terms of the Constitution;"statutory functions" means the powers and duties conferred and imposed by an Act.
3. Meaning of "Minister"
4. Allocation, transfer, etc., of statutory functions
6. Restrictions on transfer and delegation
7. Formalities and publication
8. Certificate of Secretary to the CabinetA certificate of the Secretary to the Cabinet that any statutory function or the responsibility for any Government business, department or matter has been retained by the President or allocated, transferred or assigned, as the case may be, to any person, and was so retained, allocated, transferred or assigned at any time or for any period specified in the certificate, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and for all purposes of the matters stated therein.
10. Schedule of statutory functionsForthwith on the commencement of this Act and thereafter at such intervals as the Minister may direct there shall be notified for public information, by Gazette notice, a schedule setting out the Acts comprising the written laws of Zambia and the person at the time vested with the functions under each Act.
History of this document
06 October 1970