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Supply Powers Act 1975

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7Interpretation

In this Act—

  • " articles " includes substances;

  • " articles required for the public service " means—

    (a)

    articles required for the purpose of the discharge of its functions by any government department, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority, or any Research Council within the meaning of the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    (b)

    articles required for the defence of any part of the Commonwealth, including any territory under Her Majesty's protection or in which She has jurisdiction, or for the maintenance or restoration of peace and security in any part of the world or for any measures arising out of a breach or apprehended breach of peace in any part of the world ;

    (c)

    articles required by any international organisation of which the United Kingdom is a member or (where the relevant international agreement so provides) by any other member of such an organisation ;

    (d)

    articles which in the opinion of the Secretary of State would be essential for the needs of the community in the event of war;

    (e)

    articles for supply to a person carrying on an undertaking which includes the production of articles of that or any other description where that person requests the Secretary of State to supply those articles and the Secretary of State is satisfied that the supply will serve the interests of the community;

    (f)

    anything which, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, is or is likely to be necessary for or in connection with the production of any such articles as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) above, and " works required for the public service " shall be construed accordingly;

  • " government department" includes a Northern Ireland department;

  • " government surplus materials " means surplus articles of any government department, and surplus articles of the government of any country outside the United Kingdom to be disposed of by Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom in pursuance of an agreement between those governments.

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