6. Functions of Minister
(1) For the purposes of this Act, the functions of the Minister include ¾
(a) the control and direction of the treatment and eradication of ants;
(b) the employment of and the engagement of the services of such persons (including persons not subject to Part 3 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994) as are necessary for the administration of this Act; and
(c) the exercise of such other powers as are conferred, and the discharge of such other duties as are imposed, upon the Minister by this Act.
(2) The Minister may ¾
(a) delegate to persons, or local governments, all or any of his powers and functions under this Act or the regulations (except this power of delegation);
(b) vary or revoke any delegation made by him; and
(c) enter into agreements and arrangements with local governments for the purposes of carrying out the administration of this Act.
(3) Every local government is, by force of this section, authorised to accept and carry out any powers and functions delegated to it under this section, and to accept and carry out any function or duty conferred on it pursuant to an agreement or arrangement entered into by it under this section.
[Section 6 amended by No. 32 of 1994 s. 3(1); No. 14 of 1996 s. 4.]