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Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act 1934

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17Interpretation and saving for certain enactments

(1)In this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say :—

  • " British ship to which this Act applies " means a British ship which is not registered in—

    (a)

    any of the following Dominions, that is to say, the Dominion of Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, and the Irish Free State ; or

    (b)

    a territory administered by His Majesty's Government in any of the Dominions aforesaid; or

    (c)

    India:

  • " coastal waters " means, in relation to any country or territory, waters within a distance of three nautical miles from any point on the coast of any part of that country or territory, as the case may be, measured from low water mark of ordinary spring tides :

  • " factory " does not include a ship :

  • " the licensing authority " means—

    (a)

    in relation to a factory situate in England, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; or

    (b)

    in relation to a factory situate in Scotland, the authority having power to grant licences under the Whale Fisheries (Scotland) Act, 1907; or

    (c)

    in relation to a ship, the Board of Trade:

  • "master," in relation to any ship, includes the person for the time being in command or charge of the ship and, in relation to a ship used for treating whales, includes the person for the time being in charge of the operations on board the ship in connection with such treatment:

  • " prescribed" means prescribed by regulations of the licensing authority:

  • " ship " has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

(2)The provisions of this Act shall be without prejudice to the provisions of the Whale Fisheries (Scotland) Acts, 1907 and 1922, and of the Whale Fisheries (Ireland) Act, 1908.

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