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20 1961




Short title and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1961.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day as the Minister shall by order appoint.


2. —In this Act—

the Act of 1946” means the Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1946 ;

the Act of 1954” means the Industrial Research and Standards (Amendment) Act, 1954 ;

the Institute” means the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards established by subsections (1) and (2) of section 4 of the Act of 1946 and continued in being by this Act;

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

the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce;

register”, save where the context otherwise requires, means a register kept by the Institute in pursuance of section 28 of this Act;

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;

standard specification” means a specification declared or deemed to have been declared under section 20 of this Act to be a standard specification;

standard mark” means a mark prescribed or deemed to have been prescribed by an order under section 24 of this Act for use in connection with a commodity, process or practice to indicate that it conforms to a particular standard specification.


3. —The Industrial Research and Standards Acts, 1946 and 1954 are hereby repealed.


4. —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.