Consumer Information Act, 1978


1.—(1) In this Act—

“accommodation” means living accommodation;

“the Acts” means the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1887 to 1970;

“advertisement” includes a catalogue, a circular and a price list;

“the Director” means the holder of the office of Director of Consumer Affairs established by section 9 of this Act;

“goods” includes ships, vehicles and aircraft, land, things attached to land and growing crops;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Energy;

“place” includes any premises and any stall, vehicle, ship or aircraft;

“the Principal Act” means the Merchandise Marks Act, 1887 ;

“provide” in relation to a service or facility includes “render” and cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

“service” includes any service provided by a person in the practice of a profession;

“services” does not include anything done under a contract of service;

“supply” includes offer to supply and cognate words shall be construed accordingly.

(2) For the purposes of the Acts and this Act, a trade description or statement published in any newspaper, book or periodical or in any film or sound or television broadcast shall be deemed to be a trade description applied or statement made in the course of a trade, business or profession if, but only if, it is or forms part of an advertisement.

(3) A person exposing goods for supply or having goods in his possession for supply shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to offer to supply them.