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Creamery And Dairy Industry (Ireland)

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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asked why in Clause 4 (2) of the Irish Creameries and Dairy Produce Bill a creamery or cream-separating business, which was carried on as such on the 30th June, 1911, is to be exonerated from the condition as to equipment of its premises with efficient plant and machinery as a condition precedent to registration as a creamery or cream-separating station under the Bill, seeing that such condition is to apply strictly to all other like premises in Ireland; and whether the word equipment in this Sub-section refers to such plants and machinery only as are specified in the Schedule, or whether it includes such matters and things as are mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of Sub-section (1) of the same Clause?

No registered creamery or cream-separating station can be exempted for more than two years after the Bill comes into operation from compliance with the requirements of the Bill in regard to equipment. Some existing creameries and cream-separating stations may not be provided at the time the Bill passes into law with the prescribed equipment, and in such cases it is considered right that the persons carrying on the business should not be deprived of the benefits of registration until they have been afforded a sufficient opportunity for installing the equipment and have failed to do so. The term equipment in this connection refers only to the plant and machinery mentioned in Clause 4 (1) (d) of the Bill.