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25 1946


Part I.

Preliminary and General.

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1946.


2. —In this Act—

the expression “the Council” means the Council of the Institute;

the expression “the Director” means the Director of Industrial Research and Standards;

the expression “the Industrial Research Council” means the body appointed to be an Industrial Research Council by the Minister for Industry and Commerce on the 20th day of March, 1934;

the expression “the Institute” means the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards established by this Act;

the word “mark” includes a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral or any combination thereof;

the expression the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce;

the word “register”, save where the context otherwise requires, means a register kept by the Minister in pursuance of section 23 of this Act;

the word “specification” includes description of any commodity, process or practice by reference to any one or more of the following, namely, nature, quality, strength, purity, composition, quantity, dimensions, weight, grade, durability, origin, age and any other characteristic;

the expression “standard mark” means a mark prescribed by an order under section 22 of this Act for use in connection with a commodity, process or practice to indicate that it conforms to a particular standard specification;

the expression “standard specification” means a specification declared by an order under section 20 of this Act to be a standard specification.


3. —The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.