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Hire-Purchase Act 1964

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Part VSupplementary Provisions

33Supplementary provisions as to regulations, Orders in Council and interpretation

(1)Any power of the Board of Trade to make regulations under this Act or the Hire-Purchase Act 1938 shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)Anything required or authorised by or under this Act or the Hire-Purchase Act 1938 to be done by, to or before the Board of Trade may be done by, to or before the President of the Board, any Minister of State with duties concerning the affairs of the Board, any secretary, under-secretary or assistant secretary of the Board or any person authorised in that behalf by the President.

(3)Where a power to make regulations is exercisable by virtue of this Act (including any amendment made by this Act in any other enactment) regulations made in the exercise of that power may make different provision in relation to different classes of cases.

(4)Any Order in Council made under section 1(3) of this Act may be revoked by any subsequent Order in Council made thereunder which substitutes a larger sum for the sum specified in the Order which is thereby revoked.

(5)Except in so far as the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

34Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

(1)Without prejudice to any amendments having effect by virtue of the preceding provisions of this Act, the enactments specified in Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in that Schedule, being minor amendments or amendments consequential upon the preceding provisions of this Act.

(2)The enactments specified in Schedule 5 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in relation thereto in the third column of that Schedule.

(3)For the removal of doubt it is hereby declared that no account is to be taken of section 1 of the principal Act, or of section 2 of this Act, for the purpose of construing any enactment whereby (however the enactment is expressed) it is provided that in the enactment (or, if the enactment extends to Scotland, in the enactment in its application to England and Wales) " hire-purchase agreement", or any similar expression, has the same meaning as " hire-purchase agreement " has in the principal Act or the definition of " hire-purchase agreement " in the principal Act is otherwise applied for the purposes of the enactment:

Provided that this subsection shall not affect the construction of—

(a)any enactment (not contained in this Act) which expressly refers to hire-purchase agreements " to which the Hire-Purchase Act 1938 applies ", or

(b)any reference in this Act to hire-purchase agreements to which the principal Act applies.

35Transitional provisions

(1)The transitional provisions contained in Schedule 6 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the operation of Part I of this Act and with respect to the operation of the last preceding section in relation to enactments contained in the Hire-Purchase Act 1938 or the Hire-Purchase Act 1954.

(2)The transitional provisions contained in Schedule 7 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the operation of Part II of this Act and with respect to the operation of subsection (2) of the last preceding section in relation to enactments contained in the Hire Purchase and Small Debt (Scotland) Act 1932, the Hire-Purchase Act 1954 in its application to Scotland or the Credit-Sale Agreements (Scotland) Act 1961.

(3)The provisions of Part III of this Act—

(a)shall have effect in relation to hire-purchase agreements and conditional sale agreements made before, as well as in relation to such agreements made after, the commencement of this Act, but

(b)shall not have effect where the disposition by the hirer or buyer which is referred to in subsection (1) of section 27 of this Act was made before the commencement of this Act.

36Commencement

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, this Act shall come into operation on 1st January 1965.

(2)This section, any provisions of this Act which confer any power to make regulations (including any provision conferring such a power by way of amendment of another Act) and any provisions of this Act relating to the exercise of any such power shall come into operation on the passing of this Act; but no regulations shall be made in pursuance of any such provisions so as to come into operation before 1st January 1965.

(3)Any reference in this Act, and (notwithstanding anything in section 36 of the Interpretation Act 1889) any reference in any Act passed after the passing of this Act, to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to 1st January 1965.

(4)The preceding provisions of this section shall have effect without prejudice to the generality of section 37 of the Interpretation Act 1889 (which relates to the exercise of statutory powers between the passing and the commencement of an Act).

37Short title, citation and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Hire-Purchase Act 1964.

(2)In their application to England and Wales, the Hire-Purchase Act 1938, the Hire-Purchase Act 1954, the Advertisements (Hire-Purchase) Act 1957 and this Act (except Parts II and III thereof and Schedules 2 and 7 there(a) may be cited together as the Hire-Purchase Acts 1938 to 1964.

(3)In their application to Scotland, the Hire-Purchase Act 1938, the Advertisements (Hire-Purchase) Act 1957 and this Act (except Parts I and III thereof and Schedule 6 thereto) may be cited together as the Hire-Purchase (Scotland) Acts 1938 to 1964.

(4)Except so far as otherwise provided in Part II of this Act, Part I of this Act and Schedule 6 thereto shall not extend to Scotland ; and Part II of this Act and Schedules 2 and 7 thereto shall not extend to England and Wales.

(5)This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

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