1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment and constitution of Commission

   4   Duty of Commission to obtain particulars and information

   5   Manner of obtaining particulars and information

   6   Obligation to furnish particulars and information

   7   Filling up of schedules, forms, etc

   8   Right of entry

   9   Obligation to produce records, etc

   10   Offences

   11   Restriction on publication of information

   12   Regulations



[Date of Commencement: 30th May, 1956]

Law 23 of 1956.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Electricity (Survey) Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "Commission" means the Commission appointed under the provisions of section 3;

   "electrical apparatus" includes all plant, equipment, apparatus and appliances of whatever description designed for the generating, transforming, transmitting, distributing, supplying or consuming of electricity;

   "electricity" means electrical energy generated, transmitted, supplied or used for any purpose;

   (2) References in this Act to "electrical apparatus in use" shall be construed as references to electrical apparatus whether in actual use or kept on hand for distribution or sale.

3   Establishment and constitution of Commission

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   (1) The Minister may appoint a Commission consisting of not less than three nor more than five persons for the purposes of this Act.

   (2) The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Minister and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Minister.

   (3) A member of the Commission may at any time resign from membership thereof by instrument in writing addressed to the Minister.

4   Duty of Commission to obtain particulars and information

   (1) It shall be the duty of the Commission to obtain, collect, compile and analyse particulars and information relating to the generation, distribution and use of electricity, and the quantities and types of electrical apparatus in use.

   (2) The Commission may, if they consider it necessary for the proper discharge of their duty under this Act, undertake tests with the object of determining the effect of standardization of electrical frequencies and other conditions of supply of electricity on the operations of persons who may be directly affected thereby.

5   Manner of obtaining particulars and information

   (1) Particulars and information to be obtained under this Act shall be obtained in such manner and from such sources as the Commission may determine and it shall be the duty of the Commission to prepare the schedules, forms and other documents required for the purpose, and to do all such things, by way of tests or otherwise, as they may consider necessary for the said purpose.

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