Pounds (Provision and Maintenance) Act, 1935


1.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Justice; the expression “county registrar” includes an under-sheriff but does not include any county registrar to whom the powers, duties, rights, and obligations of an under-sheriff have for the time being not been transferred by virtue of section 54 of the Court Officers Act, 1926 (No. 27 of 1926), or otherwise;

the expression “the county registrar” shall be construed as referring to the county registrar within whose functional area the pound or place in relation to which such expression is used is situate;

the word “pound” includes any enclosure, building, or premises constructed or adapted for the reception, maintenance, custody or safe-keeping of chattels or of animals seized or taken under any legal process or lawful warrant or of animals found trespassing, wandering or straying or of chattels of which the owner is unknown or cannot be found;

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

(2) For the purposes of this Act each of the following bodies shall be a local authority, that is to say:—

(a) the council of a county borough;

(b) the council of a county;

(c) the council of a borough;

(d) the council of an urban district.