98Luminous tube signs
(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations for ensuring the safe operation of electrical luminous tube signs, and without prejudice to that generality such regulations may include provisions.—
(a)requiring the provision of switches to cut off the supply of electricity to such signs to the satisfaction of the fire authority;
(b)requiring the giving of notice to the fire authority by any person proposing to install such a sign;
(c)empowering the fire authority to serve a counter-notice prohibiting the use of such a sign if they are not satisfied that it is safe in the event of its being affected by fire or steps taken to put fire out;
(d)giving a right of appeal against a counter-notice to the sheriff by the person upon whom it has been served ;
(e)making it an offence to fail without reasonable excuse to comply with any obligation imposed by the regulations which is specified in the regulations as an obligation breach of which is an offence and providing that any person guilty of such an offence shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £200 or such lesser sum as may be specified in the regulations.
(2)In subsection (1) above—
" electrical luminous tube sign " means—(a)
any luminous tube sign designed to work on a voltage normally exceeding 650 volts, or ancillary equipment so designed ; and(b)
any transformer required to raise the voltage of the sign or equipment; and
" fire authority ", in relation to an electrical luminous tube sign, means the authority discharging in the area in which the sign is situated the functions of fire authority under the Fire Services Acts 1947 to 1959.
(3)The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.