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Metropolitan Police Act 1839

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38 Penalty on keeping fairs open within forbidden hours.E+W+S+N.I.

The business and amusements of all fairs holden within the metropolitan police district shall cease at the hour of eleven in the evening, and shall not begin earlier than the hour of six in the morning; and if any house, room, booth, standing, tent, caravan, waggon, or other place shall, during the continuance of any such fair, be open within the hours of eleven in the evening and six in the morning for any purpose of business or amusement, in the place where such fair shall be holden, F1... the person so then having the care of management of any such house, room, booth, standing, tent, caravan, waggon, or other place, shall be liable to a penalty not more than [F2level 1 on the standard scale], and every person convicted of having been therein, and of not having quitted the same forthwith upon being bidden by a constable so to do, shall be liable to a penalty not more than [F2level 1 on the standard scale].

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