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Slaughter-Houses Act (Northern Ireland) 1953

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PART IN.I.Procedure under section 8(2)

1The local authority, if they object to the Ministry's proposal, may within one month of the receipt of the notice thereof serve on the Ministry a notice setting forth particulars of their objection.N.I.

2The Ministry within one month of the service of the notice of objection may serve on the local authority a notice requiring them to provide within the time specified in the notice such slaughter-house facilities as are so specified.N.I.

3The local authority within one month of the service of the last mentioned notice may serve on the Ministry a notice stating that they undertake to comply with the requirements specified in the Ministry's notice; and thereupon it shall be the duty of the local authority to comply with those requirements. If the local authority fail so to notify the Ministry the Ministry may forthwith proceed to exercise the power conferred on it by sub-section (1) of section eight.N.I.

4Where the local authority duly serve a notice under the last preceding paragraph and after the expiration of six months therefrom it appears to the Ministry at any time that the authority will be unable to fulfil their undertaking within the required time, the Ministry may serve on the local authority a notice stating that in the opinion of the Ministry they will be unable so to fulfil their undertaking.N.I.

5The local authority within fourteen days of the service of the last mentioned notice on them may serve on the Ministry a notice disputing the opinion of the Ministry; and if the local authority duly serve such a notice the Ministry shall not proceed to the exercise of its powers under sub-section (1) of section eight until a local inquiry has been held.N.I.


(a)the local authority do not dispute the Ministry's opinion as aforesaid; or

(b)a local inquiry having been held, the Ministry on consideration of the report of the person who held it is satisfied that the local authority will be unable duly to fulfil their undertaking;

the Ministry may make an order transferring to itself all or any premises, buildings or works, whether completed or not, in the possession or occupation or under the control of the local authority for the purposes of the fulfilment of their undertaking, together with any rights or easements in to or over land or water necessary to the full exercise of the powers of the Ministry under sub-section (1) of section eight; and the order may contain such supplemental, incidental or ancillary provisions as appear to the Ministry to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of such exercise.

7Where an order is made under the last preceding paragraph the Ministry—N.I.

(a)may proceed to exercise its powers under sub-section (1) of section eight as if no objection to such exercise had been made in the first instance;

(b)shall pay to the local authority the amount of any expenditure which in the opinion of the Ministry was properly and necessarily incurred by them between the date of their undertaking and the making of the order.

8All notices given under the foregoing provisions of this Part shall be in writing and shall be served by registered post.F1N.I.

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F1Recorded delivery service may be used an an alternative, 1963 c. 5 (NI)

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