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Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982

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36General interpretation

In this Act— "the 1934 Act" means the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934;

" the 1964 Act " means the Continental Shelf Act 1964 ;

" the 1971 Act" means the Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act 1971 ;

" the 1972 Act " means the Gas Act 1972 ;

" the 1975 Act" means the Petroleum and Submarine Pipelines Act 1975;

" the commencement date ", in relation to any provision of this Act, means the date of the coming into force of that provision;

" employees' share scheme " means a scheme for encouraging or facilitating the holding of shares or debentures in a company by or for the benefit of—

(a)the bona fide employees or former employees of the company or of a subsidiary of the company; or

(b)the wives, husbands, widows, widowers or children or step-children under the age of 18 of such employees or former employees ;

" the Gas Corporation " means the British Gas Corporation ;

" modifications " includes additions, omissions and alterations ;

" the Oil Corporation " means the British National Oil Corporation ;

" securities " includes shares, debentures, debenture stock, bonds and other securities of the company concerned, whether or not constituting a charge on the assets of the company;

" shares " includes stock;

" statutory provision ", except in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in section 57(1) of the Harbours Act 1964 and, in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

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