Housing of the Working Classes (Ireland) Act 1896

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From the The Public General Statutes (1986),


An Act to remove certain Doubts with respect to the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, so far as it applies to Ireland.

[2nd July 1896.]

BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :

Deceleration as to meaning of 52 & 54 Vict. c.70. ss. 99. 1.—(1.) It is hereby declared that where the town commissioners of any town in Ireland, not being an urban sanitary district, have adopted Part Three of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, they shall have the same powers under Part Three of that Act of acquiring land and otherwise as any other local authority, and the said Part Three and the sections of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 41 & 42 Vict. c. 52. , applied for the purpose of that Part, shall apply accordingly as if such town commissioners were a sanitary authority ; and if such town commissioners are not already a body corporate, they shall, for the purpose of holding such land, and of suing and being sued in respect thereof, be nevertheless deemed a body corporate with perpetual succession.

(2.) Any instrument relating to such land shall be duly executed by such town commissioners if executed in manner provided by section fifty-nine of the Commissioners Clauses Act, 1847 10 & 11 Vict. c. 16. , with respect to conveyances by commissioners who are not a body corporate

Forms 2. It is hereby declared that the forms in the Fourth Schedule to the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, may be altered in Ireland so as to be in conformity with the forms ordinarily used in Ireland under the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851 14 & 15 Vict. c. 93. , and need not be under seal.

Short title and Construction. 3. This Act may be cited as the Housing of the Working Classes Short title and (Ireland) Act, 1896, and shall be construed as one with the Housing Working Classes Acts, 1890, 1893, and 1894,53&54 Vict. c.70
56 & 57 Vict. c. 33
57 & 58 Vict. c.33. 
and this Act may be cited collectively as the Housing of the Working Classes (Ireland) Acts, 1890 to 1896.