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Gun Barrel Proof Act 1868

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117 Alteration of Rules, Regulations, and Scale for Proof. E+W+S+N.I.

Provided always, that the Two Companies from Time to Time, should they deem the Proof or the Rules, Regulations, and Scales stated in Schedule B. to this Act annexed, or any of them respectively, insufficient or inapplicable or unsuitable, on Application to and with the Approval of [F1the Secretary of State], or such Secretary of State, on the Application of either of the Two Companies in case the other of them decline, or for One Month after being thereunto requested in Writing fail, to concur in the Application, may repeal or alter all or any of the Rules and Regulations and all or any Part of the Scales respectively from Time to Time in force under this Act for the Proof of Small Arms or of any Classes of Small Arms, and may make, repeal, and alter any new Rules and Regulations and any new Scales in that Behalf: Provided also, that Notice of every such Repeal or Alteration, and of every such new Rule, Regulation, and Scale, shall be given by Advertisement [F2published—

(a)in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes;

(b)in a local newspaper circulating in Birmingham;

(c)in daily newspapers circulating generally in England and Wales, in Scotland and in Northern Ireland respectively],

and by such other public Notice, if any, as the Two Companies respectively think fit: Provided also, that any such Alteration of Scale shall not come into force until the Expiration of Three Calendar Months after the Publication of the last of such Advertisements.

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F1Words substituted by virtue of S.R. & O. 1947/985 (Rev. XV, p. 190: 1947, p. 1296), art. 2, S.I. 1959/1768 (1959 I, p. 1793), art. 3(1), 1959/1828 (1959 I, p. 1802), art. 2 and Defence (Transfer of Functions) Act 1964 (c. 15), ss. 1(2), 3(2)

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