3 Ratepayers may apply for order under s. 1 if council refuse, etc. to apply.E+W
If a [F1county, county borough][F2 or metropolitan district council] . . . F3, to whom an application in that behalf has been made by not less than twenty persons, being persons who are . . . F4[F5inhabitants of the [F1county, county borough] or district] . . . F3, and interested in sea fisheries, refuse to apply to the Minister for an order creating a sea fisheries district or neglect to apply for such an order within six months from the date of the application, the persons who made the application may, within twelve months from the said date, apply to the Minister for such an order; and the Minister shall, unless the council in question satisfy the Minister that such an order should not be made, proceed as if the application had been made by the council.
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