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Civil Defence Act 1939

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67Property in equipment, appliances and material provided by the Crown or local authorities

(1)The property in any equipment, appliances or material provided on behalf of His Majesty under the Act of 1937 free of charge shall remain in His Majesty; and the provisions of this subsection shall continue to have effect notwithstanding the affixing of the equipment, appliances or material to any premises. In paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section eleven of the Act of 1937 the word " gifts " is hereby repealed.

(2)Any equipment, appliances or material used in the execution of works executed by a local authority under Part II or Part IV of this Act shall, notwithstanding the affixing thereof to any premises, remain the property of the local authority.

(3)Any person who, being in possession of any such equipment, appliances or material as is mentioned in any of the preceding provisions of this section (being equipment, appliances or material the property whereof remains in His Majesty or in the local authority), fails to use reasonable care for the preservation thereof shall, without prejudice to any other liability , be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(4)If any equipment, appliances or material which have been affixed to any premises are removed therefrom by or on behalf of His Majesty or the local authority, any damage caused by the removal shall be made good.

(5)This section shall be deemed to have had effect as from the commencement of the Act of 1937 :

Provided that no person shall be under any liability in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the passing of this Act which he would not have been under if this Act had not passed.

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