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Public Health (Drainage of Trade Premises) Act 1937

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10Power to take samples of trade effluents

(1)Any officer of a local authority, on any occasion on which, for the purposes of this Act, he exercises in relation to any premises the powers conferred on him by section two hundred and eighty-seven of the principal Act (which authorises officers of local authorities to enter premises), may obtain and take away a sample of any trade effluent which is passing from those premises into a public sewer of the local authority.

(2)The result of any analysis of a sample taken by an officer by virtue of this section shall not be admissible as evidence in any legal proceedings under this Act, unless the following requirements have been complied with, that is to say, the officer shall, forthwith after taking the sample, notify to the occupier of the trade premises the officer's intention to have it analysed and shall there and then divide the sample into three parts, shall cause each part to be placed in a suitable container which shall be sealed up and marked, and shall—

(a)deliver one part to the occupier of the trade premises,

(b)retain one part for future comparison, and

(c)if he thinks fit to have an analysis made, submit one part to the analyst.

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