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Restriction of Advertisement (War Risks Insurance) Act 1939

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1Restriction of circulars and advertisements relating to insurance against war risks.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, any person who on or after such day as may be fixed by order of the Board of Trade—

(a)distributes or causes to be distributed any circulars containing—

(i)any invitation to persons to insure any property in the United Kingdom in which they are interested against any war risks, or

(ii)any information calculated to lead to the recipient of the information insuring any property in the United Kingdom in which he is interested against any war risks; or

(b)has in his possession for the purpose of distribution any circulars of such a nature as to show that the object or principal object of distributing them would be to communicate such an invitation or such information as aforesaid; or

(c)causes or permits any advertisement to appear which contains such an invitation or such information as aforesaid,

shall, unless permission for the distribution of the circular or the appearance of the advertisement has been granted by the Board of Trade and any conditions imposed by the Board of Trade in relation thereto have been complied with, be guilty of an offence under this Act.

(2)Nothing in this section shall render unlawful—

(a)anything done' for the purposes of the War Risks Insurance Act, 1939; or

(b)anything done with a view to inducing persons to enter into any contract of insurance, if the Minister of Shipping could, under section one or section two of that Act, lawfully re-insure the person liable under that contract; or

(c)anything done with a view to inducing persons to enter into any contract of insurance—

(i)of goods consigned for carriage by sea or by air from a place outside the United Kingdom to a place in the United Kingdom, while the goods are in transit between the ship or aircraft and their destination; or

(ii)of goods consigned for carriage by sea or by air from a place in the United Kingdom to a place outside the United Kingdom, while the goods are in transit between the premises from which they are consigned and the ship or aircraft.

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