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Medway Ports Authority Act 1973

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70As to entry of dangerous goods

(1)The Authority may-

(a)refuse entry into the port of any goods which in their opinion would endanger or be liable to endanger persons or property; or

(b)permit the entry of any such goods subject to compliance with such terms and conditions (including the part or parts of the port where such entry is permitted) as they think fit.

(2)The Authority shall publish a schedule of such goods—

(a)entry of which is forbidden by them; and

(b)entry of which is permitted by them only upon terms and conditions specified in the schedule.

(3)A person who after publication of the schedule referred to in subsection (2) of this section—

(a)brings or causes or permits to be brought into the port any goods the entry of which is forbidden; or

(b)fails in relation to any goods brought into the port to comply with any terms or conditions imposed by the Authority under subsection (1) of this section;

shall—

(i)be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds, and on conviction on indictment, to a fine; and

(ii)indemnify the Authority against all claims, demands, proceedings, costs, damages and expenses which may be made against or recovered from or incurred by the Authority in consequence of the commission of the offence;

and the Authority may remove the goods in question and may recover from the owner or offender the costs of such removal and of placing or storing the goods elsewhere.

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