Part IControl of Employment of Dock Workers

Miscellaneous

20Duty of the Board

Without prejudice to its functions under any labour scheme, the Board shall take all reasonably practicable steps, to secure—

(a)that a person to whom a licence is granted is able to comply with any conditions of his licence with respect to the number of permanent workers to be employed by him; and

(b)that a licensing authority is able to carry out any proposal (in the form in which it is to be carried out) with respect to the number of such workers to be employed by the authority.

21Records and information

(1)A licensing authority shall keep at its office—

(a)a record of all licences issued by it under this Act, showing the name and address of each licence holder, the date on which each licence came or will come into force, the conditions subject to which it is from time to time held, the period for which it was issued and such other particulars of the licence as may be prescribed; and

(b)a record of any proposal of the authority which has come into force and the terms of the proposal as it is to be carried out from time to time;

and the record shall be open to inspection by any person at any reasonable hour free of charge.

(2)The Board shall give a licensing authority such information' as the licensing authority may from time to time require for the purpose of any of its functions under this Act as to the number of dock workers and licensed employers on the registers under the labour scheme relating to any port for which it is the licensing authority and such other particulars which the Board can provide as the licensing authority may require for that purpose.

22Delegation of functions of licensing authority

A licensing authority may delegate to a committee of the authority any of the authority's functions under this Act, except the authority's power to decide whether to grant, renew or revoke a licence and to decide the period for which a licence is to be granted or renewed.

23False statements

Any person who, for the purpose of procuring the issue, renewal, transfer or revocation of a licence or the variation or revocation of a condition imposed on a licence—

(a)makes a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular; or

(b)produces, furnishes, sends or otherwise makes use of a document which he knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly produces, furnishes, sends or otherwise makes use of a document which is false in a material particular;

shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or a fine not exceeding £100 or both.

24Inter-relation of requirements of this Part of this Act and other Acts and instruments

(1)Nothing in this Part of this Act shall be construed as prejudicing the obligation of any person to comply with a requirement imposed by or under any labour scheme.

(2)Nothing in any other Act or any instrument made under any other Act shall be construed as derogating from any requirement imposed by this Part of this Act.

(3)A licence shall be sufficient authority to employ dock workers in a port to which the licence relates, notwithstanding any restriction on the carrying out of dock work or the employment of dock workers in that port, or in ports generally, imposed by any other enactment or any instrument made under an enactment, other than a labour scheme.