Search Legislation

Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)
 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

More Resources

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929, Section 23. Help about Changes to Legislation


Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.


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

“Amenities” in relation to any place, includes any view of or from that place:

“Canal” and “canal company” have respectively the same meanings as in the Regulation of Railways Act, 1873: [1873 c.48]

“Clerk” includes secretary:

“Contravention” includes, in relation to any provision, a failure to comply with that provision, and the expression “contravene” shall be construed accordingly:


[F2“Dispensing” means manual or electrical pumping of petroleum-spirit from a storage tank into the fuel tank for an internal combustion engine, whether for the purposes of sale or not:]

“Dock” includes any pier, jetty or other place, in or at which ships can ship or unship goods or passengers:


“Government inspector” means a government inspector under the [F4Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978]:

“Harbour” means any harbour, whether natural or artificial, and any port, haven, estuary, tidal or other river, canal or inland navigation navigated by sea-going ships and, subject to the provisions of this Act, any dock:

“Harbour authority” means any person or body of persons in whom are vested by or under any Act of Parliament powers and duties of improving, maintaining or managing a harbour, so, however, that where, as respects any dock within a harbour, such powers and duties are separately vested by or under any Act of Parliament in any person or body of persons, that person or body shall, as respects that dock, be the harbour authority, and the dock shall be deemed to be a separate harbour:

Definition rep. by SR 1992/413

“Licensed premises” means any premises in respect of which a petroleum-spirit licence is in force under this Act:

“Minister of Home Affairs” means the Minister of Home Affairs for Northern IrelandF5:

“Motor vehicles” includes all mechanically-propelled vehicles intended or adapted for use on roads:

“Petroleum” includes crude petroleum, oil made from petroleum, or from coal, shale, peat or other bituminous substances, and other products of petroleum:

“Petroleum filling station” means any premises or place used or intended to be used by way of trade or for purposes of gain for fuelling motor vehicles with petroleum, and includes any building, advertisement, pump or other apparatus in, or used in connection with, any such premises:

[F6“petroleum-spirit” means petrol, petroleum or a mixture of petroleum with one or more substances which—

(a)is liquid at a temperature of 15°C and a pressure of 101.325 kPa (1013.25 mb); and

(b)when tested in accordance with Part A.9 of the Annex to Council Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 (laying down the test methods pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals REACH), has a flash point (as defined in that Part) of less than 21°C;]

“Petroleum-spirit licence” means a licence authorising the keeping of petroleum-spirit granted by a local authority empowered under this Act to grant such a licence F7...:

“Ship”F8 includes every description of vessel used in navigation, whether propelled by oars or otherwise:

“Statutory period” means …

definition in 1954 c.33 (NI) s.41(2) substituted by 1979 NI 12 art.10

Subs.(2) rep. by 1954 c.33 (NI)

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.