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Essential Commodities Reserves Act 1938

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6 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say,—

  • Essential commodity” means any commodity described in the Schedule to this Act which may be declared by order of the Board of Trade to be a commodity which in the opinion of the Board would be essential for the vital needs of the community in the event of war;

  • Food” has the same meaning as in [F1the M1Food and Drugs Act 1955 and the M2Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956];

  • Forage” includes all feeding stuffs for animals, whether natural, artificial, dried, or undried;

  • Trader”, in relation to an essential commodity, means any person who for the purposes of any trade or business carried on by him (whether as a producer, merchant, broker, warehouseman, or otherwise) holds from time to time a stock of that commodity.

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