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15 1960



Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation and construction.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Hire-Purchase (Amendment) Act, 1960.

(2) The Principal Act and this Act may be cited together as the Hire-Purchase Acts, 1946 and 1960.

(3) The Principal Act and this Act shall be construed as one.


2. —This Act shall come into operation on such day as the Minister by order appoints.


3. —In this Act—

the Principal Act” means the Hire-Purchase Act, 1946 ;

authorised officer” means an officer appointed to be an authorised officer under section 8 of this Act;

the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

Laying of orders before Houses of the Oireachtas.

4. —Every order under Part II of this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.


5. —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.