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Slaughter-Houses Act (Northern Ireland) 1953

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8Power of Ministry to provide slaughter-house facilities.N.I.

(1)Subject to the next succeeding sub-section, where it appears to the Ministry that it would be in the interests of efficiency or economy or of the development of the livestock industry that a slaughter-house should be provided by the Ministry, the Ministry, notwithstanding anything in any enactment, may, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, acquire, provide, maintain or operate a slaughter-house in any place or places, and may, in respect of the use of any such slaughter-house by any person, charge such fees as the Ministry of Finance may approve; and any fee so charged shall be recoverable by the Ministry as a civil debt due to it.

(2)Where a local authority are at the commencement of this Act operating a slaughter-house provided by them, the Ministry if it proposes to exercise within their area its powers under the preceding sub-section, shall give to the local authority written notice of its intention so to do; and if the local authority object to such exercise, the provisions of the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect.

(3)The Ministry or on its behalf the Ministry of Finance may hold land for the purposes of this section and may dispose of any land so held which ceases to be necessary for those purposes.

Subs. (4), with Pt.II of Second Schedule, effects amendments

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