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House to House Collections Act 1939

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11Interpretation

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

  • " charitable purpose " means any charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purpose, whether or not the purpose is charitable within the meaning of any rule of law;

  • " collection " means an appeal to the public, made by means of visits from house to house, to give, whether for consideration or not, money or other property; and "collector" means, in relation to a collection, a person who makes the appeal in the course of such visits as aforesaid;

  • " house " includes a place of business;

  • " licence " means a licence under this Act;

  • " police area ", " police authority " and " chief officer of police ", have the same meanings respectively as in the Police Pensions Act, 1921;

  • " prescribed " means prescribed by regulations made under this Act;

  • " proceeds" means, in relation to a collection, all money and all other property given, whether for consideration or not, in response to the appeal made;

  • " promoter " means, in relation to a collection, a person who causes others to act, whether for remuneration or otherwise, as collectors for the purposes of the collection; and " promote "and "promotion" have corresponding meanings.

(2)For the purposes of this Act, a collection shall be deemed to be made for a particular purpose where the appeal is made in association with a representation that the money or other property appealed for, or part thereof, will be applied for that purpose.

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