Railways (Road Motor Services) Act, 1927


1.—In this Act—

the expression “railway company” includes any tramway the dividends on any part of the paid up capital of which are guaranteed under the Tramway and Public Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883, or any other Act or any Order in Council made under any such Act, and any tramway or railway conducted or managed by a county surveyor or by any person or persons on behalf of any county council or other local authority;

the expression “road motor service” means a service of any self-propelled vehicle, whether accompanied by a trailer or not, running on a public road and used wholly or partly for the conveyance of passengers, passengers' personal luggage, mails, and merchandise of any class or classes of merchandise or for some one or more of those purposes;

the word “road” includes any street, bridge, arch, lane, square, court, alley, or other thoroughfare or public passage;

the word “merchandise” includes goods, minerals, live-stock, and animals of all descriptions;

the word “mails” includes mail bags and postal packets (other than telegrams) as defined in the Post Office Act, 1908 ;

the word “charges” includes rates, fares, tolls, dues and other charges;

the word “rates” means rates and other charges in connection with the carriage of merchandise;

the word “fares” means fares and other charges in connection with the conveyance of passengers and their luggage;

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

the expression “the Rates Advisory Committee” means the Rates Advisory Committee established by the Rates Advisory Committee Order, 1925 (Statutory Rules and Orders, 1925, No. 11).