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Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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(1)In this Act,—

  • “building” includes structure;

  • “credentials” in relation to a person acting in any capacity means some duly authenticated document showing that he is authorised to act in that capacity;

  • Definition rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/211

  • “employed” means employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship (whether oral or in writing, express or implied);

  • [F1 “the enactments for the regulation of mines” means the enactments contained in or made under the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 [1969 c.6] ; and “the enactments for the regulation of mines and quarries” means the enactments contained in or made under that Act and the[F2 Quarries (Northern Ireland) Order 1983];]

  • “the Factories Act” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3)( d);

  • [F3 “the fire authority” means [F4the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board];]

  • Definition rep. by SR 1986/351

  • “fish” includes molluscs and crustaceans;

  • “fuel storage premises” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3)( a)(v);

  • Definition rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/211

  • “inspector” means an inspector appointed under section 51 by …F5 [F3F5 the fire authority];

  • [F6 “the Ministry” means the Department of Manpower Services;]

  • “notice” means a notice in writing;

  • “office premises” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(2);

  • “owner” means the person for the time being receiving the rackrent of the premises, building or part of a building in connection with which the word is used, whether on his own account or as agent or trustee for another person, or who would so receive the rackrent if the premises, building or part were let at a rackrent;

  • “shop premises” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3);

  • “week” means the period between midnight on Saturday night and midnight on the succeeding Saturday night.

(2)References in this Act to machinery, plant, equipment or appliances shall be construed as including references to electrical fittings and, in this subsection, “electrical fittings” means electric lines, fittings, apparatus and appliances designed for use by consumers of electricity for lighting, heating, motive power and other purposes for which electricity can be used.

Subs.(3) rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/211

F3SRO (NI) 1973/211

F4Words in s. 81(1) substituted (1.7.2006) by The Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1254 (N.I. 9), arts. 1(3), 63(1), Sch. 3 para. 5; S.R. 2006/257, art. 2(d)

F5SR 1979/284

F6SR 1979/284

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