Public Hospitals (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1939

Holding of sweepstakes by the Society.

3.—(1) Whenever, during the continuance of the present European war, the Society desires to hold a sweepstake under the Principal Act as applied by this Act, the Society may appoint a sweepstake committee under sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Principal Act, and thereupon sections 1 to 13 (except sub-section (6) of section 5, paragraph (a) of section 6, sub-section (1) of section 10, and sub-section (1) of section 12) of the Principal Act shall apply and have effect subject to the next following sub-section of this section.

(2) For the purpose of the application in pursuance of the foregoing sub-section of this section of the portions of the Principal Act mentioned in that sub-section, the following provisions shall apply and have effect in relation to the interpretation and construction of the said portions of the Principal Act when so applied, that is to say:—

(a) the expression “sweepstake committee” shall mean a sweepstake committee appointed by virtue of this section by the Society;

(b) the word “organisers” shall mean the Society;

(c) the expression “this Act” shall mean the Principal Act (so far as applied by this present Act) and this Act;

(d) the reference in sub-section (2) of section 12 of the Principal Act to the amount paid in pursuance of that section to the National Hospitals Trustees shall, notwithstanding anything contained in the Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act, 1938 , (No. 21 of 1938), be construed and have effect as a reference to the amount paid under this Act to the Society.