Social Welfare Act, 1950


2.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “the Acts” means the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1948;

the expression “the Act of 1911” means the National Insurance Act, 1911;

the expression “the committee of management” means the committee of management of the Society;

the word “functions” includes powers and duties;

the expression “the Fund” means the Irish National Health Insurance Fund;

the expression “the Guarantee Fund” means the guarantee fund set up for the purposes of section 26 of the Act of 1911;

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Social Welfare;

the expression “the pension fund” means the pension fund under the pension scheme;

the expression “the pension scheme” means the pension scheme established consequent on the report made pursuant to paragraph (d) of section 10 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1933 (No. 13 of 1933);

the expression “the Reserve Fund” means the National Health Insurance Reserve Fund;

the expression “the Society” means Cumann an Arachais Náisiúnta ar Shláinte;

the expression “the transfer day” has the meaning assigned to it in section 4.

(2) A reference in this Act to performance of functions includes, as respects powers, a reference to exercise of powers.

(3) In this Act, a reference to disposal includes, in relation to land or premises, a reference to the giving of a lease, letting or grant and a reference to acquisition includes, in relation to lands or premises, a reference to the taking of a lease, letting or grant.

(4) This Act shall be construed as one with the Acts.