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32 1969



Preliminary And General

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Industrial Development Act, 1969.


2. —In this Act—

the Act of 1950” means the Industrial Development Authority Act, 1950 ;

the Act of 1952” means the Undeveloped Areas Act, 1952 ;

the Act of 1966” means the Industrial Grants (Amendment) Act, 1966 ;

the Authority” means the Industrial Development Authority;

fixed assets” means machinery, plant, equipment, land, buildings, services and other works of or for an industrial undertaking;

industrial undertaking” includes an undertaking ancillary to industry;

land” includes messuages, tenements and hereditaments, houses and buildings of any tenure;

local authority” has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Local Government Act, 1941 ;

the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce.


3. —(a) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to a particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.

(b) An order made under this section shall as soon as may be after it is made be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.


4. —The enactments specified in column (1) of the Third Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in column (3) of that Schedule.


5. —The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

Designated areas.

6. —(1) Each of the following shall be a designated area for the purposes of this Act—

(a) the congested areas as defined in section 3 of the Act of 1952,

(b) an area which before the commencement of this section was declared by an order under section 3 of the Act of 1952 to be an area to which that Act applied,

(c) any area which the Minister from time to time, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, declares by order to be a designated area.

(2) An order under this section may declare an area to be a designated area for such period as is specified in the order.

(3) An order made under this section shall as soon as may be after it is made be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.