Vocational Education Act, 1930


2.—In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Education;

the word “inspector” means a person authorised in writing (either generally or for a special purpose) by the Minister to exercise all or any of the powers and perform all or any of the duties conferred or imposed on an inspector by this Act;

the word “county” means an administrative county but does not include a county borough;

the expression “local authority” means and includes the council of a county, the council of a county borough, and the council of an urban district;

the expression “the Act of 1889” means the Technical Instruction Act, 1889;

the expression “the Act of 1891” means the Technical Instruction Act, 1891;

the expression “the Act of 1899” means the Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899;

the expression “the Act of 1925” means the Local Government Act, 1925 (No. 5 of 1925);

the expression “the Act of 1927” means the Local Government Act, 1927 (No. 3 of 1927);

the expression “local financial year” means a period of twelve months ending on any 31st day of March;

the expression “rateable value” means the annual rateable value under the Valuation Acts;

the expression “principal teacher” includes any deputy principal or other teacher for the time being acting as or for a principal teacher;

the word “sickness” includes any physical or mental malady or, injury;

the word “trade”includes any industry, trade, craft or business;

the expression “scheduled urban district” means an urban district mentioned in the First Schedule to this Act;

the expression “election year” means the year 1931 or any ensuing third successive year;

the expression “young person” means a person who has attained the age of fourteen years and has not attained the age of sixteen years;

the word “parent” in relation to a young person means the individual having the legal custody of such young person and, where owing to the absence of such individual or for any other reason such young person is not living with or is not in the actual custody of such individual, includes the individual with whom such young person is living or in whose actual custody such young person is;

the word “employment” in relation to a young person means employment and occupation in any labour exercised by way of trade or for the purpose of gain to such young person or to any other person;

the expression “offence under this Part of this Act” includes an offence under any section or sub-section contained in the Part of this Act in which such expression occurs;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act.