Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1931

Confirmation of agreement and consequential amendments of the law.

2.—(1) The Agreement set forth in the First Schedule to this Act is hereby confirmed and shall take effect on whichever of the following dates is the later, that is to say, the date of the passing of this Act and the date of the passing into law by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of legislation to give statutory effect to the said Agreement.

(2) For the purpose of enabling the said Agreement to have statutory effect in Saorstát Eireann it is hereby enacted that—

(a) the said Agreement, in so far as the terms thereof are inconsistent with the Veterinary Surgeons Acts, shall be deemed to amend or modify to that extent those Acts, and those Acts are hereby amended and modified accordingly;

(b) the Veterinary Surgeons Acts as so amended or modified shall be and continue in force in Saorstát Eireann so far as is so provided by the said Agreement or is necessary to enable the said Agreement to have full force and effect in Saorstát Eireann;

(c) save as is otherwise enacted in the foregoing paragraph the Veterinary Surgeons Acts shall cease to have effect on the date of the passing of this Act

(3) In this section the expression “the Veterinary Surgeons Acts” means the Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1881, the Veterinary Surgeons Amendment Act, 1900, and the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1881) Amendment Act, 1920.