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Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1947

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5Further extension of certain other emergency enactments

(1)Section five of the Act of 1946 (which extends until the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, the period during which the power conferred by section eight of the National Health Insurance, Contributory Pensions and Workmen's Compensation Act, 1941, to adapt Insurance Acts and Pensions Acts to conditions arising by reason of the war, may be exercised) and section eight of the Act of 1946 (which enables the " war period " for the purposes of the Restoration of Pre-War Trade Practices Act, 1942, to be extended until the said date) shall have effect as if for the references to the said date there were substituted references to the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-eight.

(2)The following sections of the Act of 1946, being sections which extend the operation of the enactments therein referred to until the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, shall have effect as if for the references to that date there were substituted references to the tenth day of December, nineteen hundred and fifty, that is to say :—

(a)section six (which extends the definition of " war year " in section nine of the Sugar Industry Act, 1942) ;

(b)section seven (which extends the period during which, under subsections (IA) and (IB) of section twenty-nine of the Patents and Designs Act, 1907, the power given to government departments to make, use, exercise or vend inventions for certain purposes, is exercisable, and extends the purposes of the said subsection (IA) ;

(c)section nine (which extends the period during which under subsection (1) of section one of the Evidence and Powers of Attorney Act, 1940, certain officers are empowered to administer oaths and take affidavits during the war; and extends the period in which the exercise of powers under section one of the Settled Land and Trustee Acts (Courts General Powers) Act, 1943, is permitted) ;

(d)section eleven (which extends the period after which under subsection (3) of section three of the Guardianship (Refugee Children) Act, 1944, the appointment of guardians and tutors is prohibited).

(3)In the said section seven of the Act of 1946 the reference to the purposes specified in subsection (1) of section one of the Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) Act, 1945, shall be construed as including a reference to the purposes specified in the Supplies and Services (Extended Purposes) Act, 1947.

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