§ In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
§ The expression "existing" means existing at the passing of this Act:
§ The expression "constituency" means a parliamentary constituency, or a county, borough, or university returning a member or members to serve in the Irish House of Commons as the case requires, and the expression "parliamentary constituency" means any county, borough, or university returning a member or members to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom:1850
§ The expression "parliamentary elector" means a person entitled to be registered as a voter at a parliamentary election:
§ The expression "parliamentary election" means the election of a member to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom:
§ The expression "election laws" means the laws relating to the election of members to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, other than those relating to the qualification of electors, and includes all the laws respecting the registration of electors, the issue and execution of writs, the creation of polling districts, the taking of the poll, the questioning of elections, corrupt and illegal practices, the oath, qualification and disqualification of members, and the vacating of seats:
§ The expression "tax" includes duties (other than duties of postage) and fees (other than fees which are charged in respect of any special Irish service, and the receipts from which are, in the opinion of the Joint Exchequer Board, of a character to be properly treated as appropriations in aid):1851
§ For the purposes of this Act duties on a raw material and on articles produced, prepared, or manufactured from that material, and any group of duties fixed in relation to some common basis, shall be deemed to be correlated duties.
§ The levy of an Imperial tax in Ireland includes, where the variation of the tax by the Irish Parliament affects persons resident or domiciled in Ireland, or the property of any person so resident or domiciled, the levy of the tax on or in respect of such persons or such property.
§ The expression "Irish Treasury" means the Irish department or officer, by whatever, name called, for the time being entrusted with the administration of Irish finance:
§ The expression "salary" includes remuneration, allowances, and emoluments:
§ The expression "pension" includes superannuation allowance, and in relation to a constable of the Royal Irish Constabulary or Dublin Metropolitan Police includes a pension or gratuity payable to the widow or children of a constable:
§ The expression "office" includes any place, situation, or employment, and the expression "officer" shall be construed accordingly:
§ The expression "officer" in relation to the Royal Irish Constabulary includes the Inspector-General, the Deputy-Inspector-General, an Assistant-Inspector-Genera], the Assistant-Inspector-General-Commandant of the Depot, the Town Inspector at Belfast, a County Inspector, a surgeon, a storekeeper and barrack-master, the veterinary surgeon, and a district inspector, and in relation to the Dublin Metropolitan Police, includes the Chief Commissioner and Assistant-Commissioner:1852
§ The expression "constable" in relation to the Royal Irish Constabulary includes the head-constable-major, a head-constable, sergeant, acting sergeant, and constable; and in relation to the Dublin Metropolitan Police includes every member of that force not being of higher rank than chief superintendent, and not being a member of the clerical staff only:
§ The expression "Royal Irish Constabulary" includes the reserve body.
§ Government Amendment made: In the first paragraph, after the word "requires" ["context otherwise requires"], to insert the words, "The expression 'postal service' includes any telegraphic and telephonic service, and the issue, transmission and payment of post office money orders and postal orders; and the expression 'postal communication' includes telegraphic and telephonic communication."—[Mr. Herbert Samuel]