Statutory Instruments Act, 1947


1.—(1) In this Act—

the word “statute” means any statute being—

(a) a pre-union Irish statute, or

(b) a British statute, or

(c) a Saorstát Éireann statute, or

(d) an Act of the Oireachtas (whether passed before or after this Act);

the expression “statutory instrument” means an order, regulation, rule, scheme or bye-law made in exercise of a power conferred by statute.

(2) References in this Act to a statute shall, if that statute has been adapted by or under any enactment, be construed as references to that statute as so adapted.