LOCAL INDUSTRIES (SAFEGUARDING) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Licence required for manufacture of specified articles and for erection of factories

   4   Power to add or remove from First Schedule

   5   Application for and grant or refusal of licence

   6   Offences and penalties

   7   Power to make regulations

      SCHEDULES

 

THE LOCAL INDUSTRIES (SAFEGUARDING) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 20th June, 1935]

Cap 220.

Laws
4 of 1954
42 of 1969.

LN 242/66.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Local Industries (Safeguarding) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "factory" means any building or place intended to be used, or used, for the manufacture of any article the manufacture of which is controlled by this Act, and includes machinery intended to be used or used, in the manufacture of any such article.

3   Licence required for manufacture of specified articles and for erection of factories

   (1) Notwithstanding anything in any enactment contained, no person shall-

   (a)   manufacture for sale any article specified in the First Schedule; or

   (b)   erect, or otherwise establish, or operate, any factory for the manufacture for sale of any article specified in the said Schedule, except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence granted in that behalf by the Minister.

   (2) Any licence under subsection (1) may be granted for such term and subject to such conditions as the Minister may in his absolute discretion think fit.

4   Power to add or remove from First Schedule

   (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Minister may, from time to time, by order, add or remove any article to or from the First Schedule.

[4/1954 s 2.]

   (2) Orders made under this section shall not have any force or effect until publication thereof in the Gazette and shall, as and from the date of such publication, have the same force and effect as if they were contained in and formed part of this Act.

   (3) No order shall be made under this section adding any article to the First Schedule until after the following conditions have been complied with-

   (a)   the proposal of the Minister to make the order has been published at least three times in twenty-one clear days in the Gazette and in one other of the newspapers of this Island, the last publication of such notice to appear in the Gazette and in such other newspaper at least two weeks prior to the making of the order;

   (b)   the proposal of the Minister has been referred not less than one month before the making of the order to the authority empowered under any law for the time being in force to regulate or control the manufacture, processing, distribution, marketing or sale of the article or of any raw material used in such manufacture or processing for the recommendations of such authority upon such proposal;

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