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Food Act 1984

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23Compensation

(1)If on the trial of an information relating to an offence described in section 21(1) the court, on the application of an interested person—

(a)determines that at the date of any emergency order the use of the premises or stall did not involve imminent risk of danger to health, and

(b)is satisfied that loss has been occasioned by the emergency order,

the court may order the local authority to pay to that person compensation of such amount as the court minks proper.

(2)The following are interested persons for the purposes of subsection (1) and section 24(2)—

(a)the person against whom the information was laid ;

(b)the owner of the premises or stall;

(c)any person not within paragraph (a) or (b) who at the time when the emergency order was made was carrying on a food business at those premises or on, at or from that stall.

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