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17 1933



Preliminary and General.

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Cement Act, 1933.

Commencement of Act.

2. —This Act shall come into operation on such day as may be fixed for that purpose by order of the Minister.


3. —(1) In this Act—

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

the word “cement” means Roman cement, Portland cement or any other hydraulic cement;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act.

(2) Each of the following persons shall for the purposes of this Act be a national of Saorstát Eireann, that is to say:—

(a) a person born in Saorstát Eireann or in the area now comprised in Saorstát Eireann;

(b) a person who at the relevant time is and for not less than five consecutive years immediately preceding that time has been ordinarily resident in Saorstát Eireann.

Non-application of the Control of Manufactures Act, 1932 .

4. —The Control of Manufactures Act, 1932 (No. 21 of 1932), shall not apply to the process of manufacturing cement or the adapting for sale at a factory of any cement manufactured at such factory.

Prosecution of offences.

5. —Any offence under any section of this Act may be prosecuted by or at the suit of the Minister as prosecutor.


6. —The Minister may by order make regulations in relation to any matter or thing referred to in this Act as prescribed.


7. —All expenses incurred by the Minister under this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.