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General interpretationN.I.

42  In this Act—

association” includes any body of persons, corporate or unincorporated;

chief financial officer” means the officer designated under section 1(2);

council” means a district council, and in relation to any district means the council for that district;

the Department” means the Department of the Environment;

direction” means direction in writing; and “direct” shall be construed accordingly;

district”, in relation to any council, means the district for which that council acts;

the general fund” means the fund mentioned in section 8;

officer” includes servant;

prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

proper practices” shall be construed in accordance with section 2(3) and (4);

public body” means a body (other than a council) established by or under a statutory provision;

regulations” means regulations made by the Department;

statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33);

voluntary body” means any association carrying on or proposing to carry on any activities otherwise than for the purpose of gain by the association or individual members.