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(1)In this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say—
" crew accommodation " has the meaning assigned to it by section one of this Act ;
"Minister" means the Minister of Transport;
" owner ", in relation to a ship under construction, means the person to whose order she is constructed;
"principal Act " means the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.
(2)Except so far as the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to any other enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, extended or applied by or under any other enactment, including this Act.
(3)This Act shall be construed as one with the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1938, and without prejudice to the generality of this provision, references in those Acts to the Merchant Shipping Acts shall be construed as including references to this Act.
(4)This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948, and the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1938, and this Act may be cited together as the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1948.
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