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19 1932



Preliminary and General.

Short Title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1932.


2. —In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

the expression “public utility society” means a society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 1913, or a friendly society registered under the Friendly Societies Acts, 1896 and 1908, or a trade union registered under the Trade Union Acts, 1871 to 1913, whose objects include the erection of houses for the working classes and the said expression includes also a company which satisfies the Minister that its objects are wholly philanthropic and include the provision of houses for the working, classes; the word “person” wherever it occurs in Part II of this Act includes the Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust but does not include either a local authority or a public utility society;

the expression “agricultural labourer” has the same meaning as it has in the Labourers Acts, 1883 to 1931;

the word “house” means and includes a building or any part of a building suitable for occupation as a dwelling-house;

the word “erection” does not include reconstruction, and the words “erect,” “erecting,” and other cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

the expression “urban area” means the area of any county borough, borough or urban district or of a town having town commissioners under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854;

the expression “rural area” means the area of a county health district exclusive of any urban area situate therein;

the expression “urban authority” means the council of a county borough, borough, or urban district or the commissioners of a town having town commissioners under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854.

Repeal of enactments.

3. —The enactments specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of the said Schedule and as on and from the respective dates specified in the fourth column of the said Schedule.


4. —All expenses incurred by the Minister or the Minister for Industry and Commerce in carrying this Act into execution shall, save as is otherwise provided by this Act, be paid, to such extent as shall be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.