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Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929

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16Powers of government inspectors.F2F3F4N.I.

(1)A government inspector shall have power to make such examination and inquiry as may be necessary to ascertain whether the provisions of this Act or of any regulations made thereunder are complied with, and for that purpose—

(a)he may enter, inspect, and examine at all reasonable times by day any licensed premises, and every part thereof, and any premises in which any petroleum-spirit is kept, or is suspected by him to be kept, in contravention of the provisions of this Act or of any regulations made therunder; and

(b)he may require the occupier of any premises which he is so entitled to enter, or a person employed therein by the occupier, to give him samples of any petroleum on the premises.

(2)The occupier of any such premises as aforesaid, his agents and servants, shall furnish the means required by a government inspector as being necessary for every such entry, inspection and examination which he is entitled under this section to make.

(3)If any person fails to permit a government inspector to enter, inspect or examine as aforesaid, or to comply with any such requisition of a government inspector as aforesaid, or in any manner obstructs a government inspector in the execution of his duties, that person shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 3 on the standard scale], or on conviction on indictment to[F1 an unlimited fine].

F21937 c.4 (NI);SI 1965/1536

F3mod. by SR 1984/177

F4functions transf. by SR 1993/310

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