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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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Part VMiscellaneous

54Instruction about health and disease

The council of a non-metropolitan county or a local authority may arrange for the publication within their area of information on questions relating to health or disease, and for the delivery of lectures and the display of pictures or cinematograph films in which such questions are dealt with, and may defray the whole or a part of the expenses incurred for any of the purposes of this section.

55Inducements offered by dealers in rags and old clothes

(1)No person who collects or deals in rags, old clothes or similar articles, and no person assisting or acting on behalf of any such person, shall—

(a)in or from any shop or premises used for or in connection with the business of a dealer in any such articles, or

(b)while engaged in collecting any such articles, sell or deliver, whether gratuitously or not—

(i)any article of food or drink to any person, or

(ii)any article whatsoever to a person under the age of 14 years.

(2)In subsection (l)(ii) above, " article " includes any animal, fish, bird or other living thing.

(3)A person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.

56Tents, vans, sheds and similar structures

(1)Part II (other than sections 39 to 42), Part III, this Part and Part VI of this Act apply in relation to tents, vans, sheds and similar structures used for human habitation as they apply in relation to other premises, and as if a tent, van, shed or similar structure used for human habitation were a house or a building so used.

(2)A local authority may make byelaws for preventing the spread of infectious disease by the occupants or users of tents, vans, sheds and similar structures used for human habitation.

(3)The powers of a court before which proceedings are brought in respect of any contravention of byelaws made under subsection (2) above shall include power to make an order prohibiting the use for human habitation of the tent, van, shed or other structure in question at such places or within such area as may be specified in the order.

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