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25 1946



Establishment and Functions of the Institute.

Establishment of Institute.

4. —(1) There is hereby established an institute, to be known as the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards, to fulfil the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2) The Institute shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal, and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to hold land.

(3) The Institute shall consist of—

(i) the Council of the Institute,

(ii) the Industrial Research Committee,

(iii) the Standards Committee, and

(iv) the Director of Industrial Research and Standards.

Functions of Institute.

5. —(1) The functions of the Institute are—

(a) to undertake, encourage and foster scientific research and investigation with the object of—

(i) promoting the utilisation of the natural resources of the State,

(ii) improving the technical processes and methods used in the industries of the State,

(iii) discovering technical processes and methods which may promote or facilitate the expansion of existing or the development of new industries, and the utilisation of the waste products of industry,

(b) to make recommendations to the Minister as to the formulation of standard specifications for commodities, processes and practices and the provision and use of standard marks for commodities, processes and practices which conform to standard specifications,

(c) to test and analyse commodities, intended for sale or for use by the public, for the purpose of—

(i) advancing or facilitating scientific research and investigation,

(ii) ensuring conformity with standard specifications,

(iii) encouraging the standardisation of commodities, processes and practices,

or, generally, with the object of ascertaining, for the public benefit, the characteristics of such commodities,

(d) to publish the result of any test or analysis carried out by the Institute or by any other person on its behalf.

(2) The Institute may arrange with any person for the carrying out by that person on behalf of the Institute of any research, investigation, test or analysis referred to in subsection (1) of this section.