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The Food (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Compensation

24.—(1) If at the trial of a person for an offence described in Article 22 (1), the court, on the application of an interested person,—

(a)determines that at the date of any emergency order the use of the premises did not involve imminent risk of danger to health; and

(b)is satisfied that loss has been occasioned by the emergency order,

the court may order the district council to pay to that person compensation of such amount as the court thinks proper.

(2) In paragraph (1) and in Article 25(3), “interested person” means—

(a)the person accused of an offence described in Article 22(1);

(b)the owner of the premises;

(c)any person (not falling within sub-paragraph (a) or (b)) who at the time when the emergency order was made was carrying on a food business at those premises.

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