Adaptation of Enactments Act, 1922

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Number 2 of 1922.


ADAPTATION OF ENACTMENTS ACT, 1922.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Central Fund of Saorstát Eireann substituted for Consolidated Fund.

2.

Interpretation of “Exchequer” and “Comptroller and Auditor-General.”

3.

The name “Ireland” to mean Saorstát Eireann.

4.

Interpretation of “Dublin Gazette”.

5.

Oireachtas substituted for Parliament.

6.

Powers of Justices of the Peace and Resident Magistrates to be exercised by District Justices.

7.

Power to establish Commissioners to function in Saorstát Eireann.

8.

Power to establish separate Funds for Saorstát Eireann.

9.

Minister for Finance may apportion Grants, etc.

10.

Orders in Council.

11.

General Adaptations of References to Government Departments.

12.

Power for Executive Council to make further Adaptations.

13.

Adaptation of Customs Acts to a land frontier.

14.

Adaptations by British Statutes.

15.

Adaptation of pending Government Contracts.

16.

Application to Statutory Rules, Orders and Regulations.

17.

Application to Local and Personal Acts.

18.

Public Funds of the late United Kingdom, Great Britain, and Saorstát Eireann to be Trustee Investments.

19.

Orders to be laid before the Oireachtas.

20.

Definition.

21.

Short Title.

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Number 2 of 1922.


ADAPTATION OF ENACTMENTS ACT, 1922.


AN ACT TO INTERPRET AND TO ADAPT TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF SAORST?T EIREANN CERTAIN ACTS OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT HAVING THE FORCE OF LAW IN SAORST?T EIREANN AND CERTAIN STATUTORY RULES ORDERS AND REGULATIONS AND CERTAIN CONTRACTS. [20th December, 1922.]

WHEREAS it is provided by Article 73 of the Constitution of Saorstát Eireann that subject to that Constitution and to the extent to which they are not inconsistent therewith the laws in force in Saorstát Eireann at the date of the coming into operation of that Constitution shall continue to be of full force and effect until the same or any of them shall have been repealed or amended by enactment of the Oireachtas:

AND WHEREAS all Acts passed by the British Parliament which were in force on the 6th day of December, 1922 (being the date of the coming into operation of the Constitution aforesaid) in the area now comprised in Saorstát Eireann will by virtue of the said Article 73 have the force of law in Saorstát Eireann:

AND WHEREAS it is necessary in order to enable such Acts to have full force and effect in Saorstát Eireann that certain interpretations and adaptations of such Acts and of all orders rules and regulations made thereunder should be made:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable to make provision for the continuance of pending Government contracts:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—