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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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49Regulations as to canal boats

(1)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to make regulations—

(a)for fixing the number, age and sex of the persons who may be permitted to dwell in canal boats, regard being had to cubic space, ventilation, provision for the separation of the sexes, general healthiness and convenience of accommodation,

(b)for promoting cleanliness in, and ensuring the habitable condition of, canal boats, and

(c)for preventing the spread of infectious disease by canal boats.

(2)The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)If any regulation in force under this section is not complied with as respects a canal boat, the master of the boat, and also the owner, if he is himself in default, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale, and to a further fine not exceeding £2 for each day after conviction on which the non-compliance continues.

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