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Civil Defence Act 1939

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28Restriction of removal of shelters and appliances

(1)Any materials for an air-raid shelter or appliances for strengthening a basement provided free of charge on behalf of His Majesty and with the consent of the recipients shall not be removed from the premises for which they were provided without the consent in writing of the local authority.

(2)Any air-raid shelter erected or appliances affixed by the local authority under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act shall not be removed from its position without the consent in writing of the local authority.

(3)The consent of the local authority under this section may be given absolutely or subject to conditions.

(4)Any person who removes any shelter, materials or appliances in contravention of this section, or contravenes any condition subject to which the consent of the local authority was given to the removal thereof, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds:

Provided that no person shall be convicted under this subsection if he proves that he did not know and had no reasonable grounds for suspecting that the materials or appliances were provided on behalf of His Majesty free of charge or, as the case may be, that the shelter was erected or the appliances were affixed by the local authority.

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