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House to House Charitable Collections Act (Northern Ireland) 1952

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(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 businesss;

  • “licence” means a licence under this Act;

  • “Minister” has the meaning assigned to it by sub-section (4) of section two of this Act;

  • “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.

(3)In the application of this Act to collections made or proposed to be made in the county borough of Belfast references to a county inspector of police shall be construed as references to the Commissioner of PoliceF1 for that borough.

Subs. (4) rep. by 1954 c. 33 (NI)

F1Now assistant chief constable, SRO (NI) 1970/111

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