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(1)This Act maybe cited as the Ministry of Transport Act, 1919.
(2)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,
The expression "Government Department" includes any Government Department and any Minister of the Crown acting as the head of a Government Department, and for the purposes of this Act the Road Board and the Lord Lieutenant and the Privy Council of Ireland, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, and the Congested Districts Board for Ireland and the Commissioners of the Caledonian Canal and the Commissioners of the Conservancy of the River Mersey shall be deemed to be Government Departments ;
The expression " tramway" includes a trackless trolley vehicle system ;
The expression " easement " includes any right in or over land;
The expression " undertaking" includes any services carried on as ancillary to the principal business of the undertaking;
The expression "transport services by water" shall not include any transport service by sea other than such as is, or could under their existing statutory powers, or any extension thereof which may hereafter be authorised by Parliament, be established by the owners of any undertaking of which the Minister is for the time being in possession under this Act. Where an undertaking is leased to or worked by a company or person other than the owners, the expression " the owners of an undertaking " shall include that company or person, except where such an interpretation is inconsistent with the terms of the lease or working agreement, and except for the purposes of the provisions of this Act relating to payments to be made to or by the owners of an undertaking in respect of any reduction or enhancement of the value of the undertaking.
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