Trade Loans (Guarantee) Act, 1939


1.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce;

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

the expression “public authority” means any board or other body, whether corporate or unincorporate, exercising any function of central or local government or discharging any public duties in relation to public administration (whether general or local);

the expression “capital undertaking” means any undertaking involving capital expenditure;

the expression “manufacturing undertaking” means an undertaking of which the object or principal object is the manufacture or production in Ireland of goods or articles for sale, or the erection and equipment in Ireland of dwelling-houses, including the acquisition and development of land for that purpose;

the expression “essential commodities” means the commodities taken into account by the Minister for the purpose of compiling the periodical cost of living index number and includes such other commodities as may for the time being be declared by the Minister under this section to be essential commodities for the purpose of this Act.

(2) The Minister may, at any time, by order, declare that any commodity named by him in such order is an essential commodity for the purpose of this Act, and may, at any time, by order, amend or revoke any order previously made under this sub-section.