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Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847

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The expression “the special Act” used in this Act shall be construed to mean any Act which shall be hereafter passed authorizing the construction or improving of an harbour, dock, or pier, and with which this Act shall be incorporated; and the word “prescribed” used in this Act in reference to any matter herein stated shall be construed to refer to such matter as the same shall be prescribed or provided for in the special Act, and the sentence in which such word occurs shall be construed as if instead of the word “prescribed” the expression “prescribed for that purpose in the special Act” had been used; and the expression “the prescribed limits” used with reference to the harbour, dock, or pier shall mean the distance measured from the harbour, dock, or pier, or other local limits (if any) beyond the harbour, dock, or pier, within which the powers of the harbour master, dock master, or pier master, for the regulation of the harbour dock, or pier, shall by the special Act be authorized to be exercised; and the expression “the lands” shall mean the lands which shall by the special Act be authorized to be taken or used for the purposes thereof; the expression “the harbour, dock, or pier” shall mean the harbour, dock, or pier, and the works connected therewith, by the special Act authorized to be constructed; the expression “the harbour master” shall mean,with reference to any such harbour the harbour master, and with reference to any such dock the dock master, and with reference to any such pier the pier master, respectively appointed by virtue of this or the special Act, and with respect to all Acts authorized or required to be done by such harbour master, dock master, or pier master, shall include the assistants of every such harbour master, dock master, or pier master; and the expression “the undertakers” shall mean the persons by the special Act authorized to construct the harbour, dock, or pier, or otherwise carry into effect the purposes of the special Act with reference thereto.

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