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Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944

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12Appropriation of vacancies in certain employments to registered persons only

(1)The Minister may, after consultation with such organisations representing employers and workers respectively, or both employers and workers, as he thinks fit, by order designate classes of employment as classes to which this section is to apply, being such classes of employment as appear to him to afford specially suitable opportunities for the employment of disabled persons.

(2)Subject as mentioned in the next succeeding subsection no person shall take, or offer to take, into his employment in an employment of a class to which this section applies any person other than a person registered as handicapped by disablement, or cause or permit a person in his employment other than a person registered as handicapped by disablement to take up with him employment of a class to which this section applies.

(3)The provisions as to taking a person into employment in pursuance of a statutory or contractual obligation, and as to permits, of subsections (3) and (4) of section nine, and of section eleven, of this Act shall have effect in relation to the last preceding subsection as they have effect in relation to subsection (2) of section nine of this Act.

(4)Any person who contravenes subsection (2) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

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