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(1)For the purpose of exercising any powers conferred by this Act on the Privy Council, the quorum of the Privy Council shall be three.
(2)Any document purporting to be—
(a)an instrument of appointment or approval made by the Privy Council under this Act or any other instrument so made; and
(b)signed by the Clerk of the Privy Council or by any other person authorised by the Privy Council in that behalf,
shall be evidence of the fact that the instrument was so made and of the terms of the instrument.
Any sum received by the Society by way of fee or penalty in pursuance of any provision of this Act shall be applicable for the purposes of the Society.
(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say—
F1. . .
“byelaws” means byelaws made by the Council;
“the Council” means the Council of the Society;
[F2“the Pharmacy Acts” means F3. . . the M1Pharmacy Act 1954, sections 77 and 84(1) of the M2Medicines Act 1968 and the M3Poisons Act 1972, and includes rules made F3. . . under section 7 of the Poisons Act 1972].
“prescribed” means prescribed by byelaws;
“the register” means the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists F3. . . maintained in pursuance of subsection (1) of section two of this Act;
“registered” means registered in the register, and “to register” and “registration” shall be construed accordingly;
“registered pharmaceutical chemist” means a person whose name is registered;
“registrar” means the registrar appointed in pursuance of section one of this Act;
“the Society” means the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain;
“year”, in subsection (3) of section two and subsection (2) of section twelve, means a period of twelve months beginning on such date as is for the time being determined by the Council.
(2)In the application of this Act to Scotland any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to the Court of Session.
(3)Any reference in this Act to any enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Pharmacy Act 1954, and shall come into operation at the expiration of one month beginning with the date of its passing.
(2)This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.
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