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Water Act 1948

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15Interpretation, citation, construction and extent

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

  • " principal Act " means the Water Act, 1945 ;

  • " statutory undertakers " means persons authorised by any enactment to carry on any railway, light railway, tramway, road transport, water transport, canal, inland navigation, dock, harbour, pier or lighthouse undertaking, or any undertaking for the supply of electricity, gas, hydraulic power, or water ;

  • " appropriate Minister " means—

    (a)

    in relation to statutory undertakers being statutory water undertakers, the Minister ;

    (b)

    in relation to statutory undertakers carrying on an undertaking for the supply of electricity, gas or hydraulic power, the Minister of Fuel and Power ;

    (c)

    in relation to any other statutory undertakers, the Minister of Transport.

(2)References in this "Act to the Third Schedule to the principal Act shall include references to that Schedule as incorporated by section one hundred and twenty of the Public Health Act, 1936, or by any other enactment in force at the commencement of this Act.

(3)This Act may be cited as the Water Act, 1948, and the principal Act and this Act may be cited together as the Water Acts, 1945 and 1948.

(4)Except where the context otherwise requires, references in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as references to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment, including this Act.

(5)This Act shall be construed as one with the principal Act, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, references in the principal Act to any provision of that Act shall be construed as references to that provision as amended by this Act.

(6)This Act shall not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

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