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Factories Act 1937

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5Where any such inquiry is to be held as to any draft regulations, the following provisions shall have effect with respect to the inquiry—

(a)the Secretary of State shah appoint a competent person or competent persons to hold the inquiry, and to report to him thereon;

(b)the inquiry shall be held in public, and the chief inspector and any objector and any other person who, in the opinion of the person holding the inquiry or, if there is more than one such person, of the person presiding over the inquiry, is affected by the draft regulations, may appear at the inquiry either in person or by counsel, solicitor, or agent;

(c)the witnesses may, if the person holding or presiding over the inquiry thinks fit, be examined on oath;

(d)subject as aforesaid, the inquiry and all proceedings preliminary and incidental thereto shall be conducted in accordance with rules made by the Secretary of State and the rules may make provision as to the costs of the inquiry and other proceedings, including the remuneration of the person or persons holding the inquiry.

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