Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1946


Standard Specifications and Standard Marks.

Standard specification.

20.—(1) The Institute shall formulate for the Minister specifications for such commodities, processes and practices as the Minister may from time to time request.

(2) In formulating specifications under subsection (1) of this section the Institute shall comply with the directions of the Minister.

(3) The Minister, on obtaining a specification from the Institute, may by order declare the specification to be a standard specification for the commodity, process or practice to which it relates.

(4) Where, under any Act other than this Act, any Minister of State is authorised to prescribe a specification or standard of quality for any commodity, process or practice, or to issue licences for the sale or advertisement of any commodity, the Minister shall not declare a specification in respect of that commodity, process or practice to be a standard specification except with the consent of that Minister of State.

(5) The Minister may revoke an order made by him under subsection (3) of this section.

(6) Every order under subsection (3) of this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either House of the Oireachtas within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to anything previously done under the order.