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8Closure of locks

(1)Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7 the Commissioners may direct that Stanground Lock, Salters Lode Lock, or both of them may be closed to navigation—

(a)on Christmas Day;

(b)between sunset and sunrise; or

(c)on any one day each week (not being a Saturday or a Sunday and not including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday) between 1 October in one year and 31 March in the following year, as the Commissioners may determine.

(2)Without prejudice to the effect of section 67 of the Middle Level Act 1874 (penalty for unlawful passing through a sluice), a person who uses, interferes with, opens or closes any lock or its mechanism when the lock is closed to navigation under subsection (1) commits an offence, and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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