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Explosives Act 1875

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Sale of Gunpowder

30Restriction on sale of gunpowder in highways, &c

Gunpowder shall not be hawked, sold, or exposed for sale upon any highway, street, public thoroughfare, or public place. If any gunpowder is hawked, sold, or exposed for sale in contravention of this section—

(1)The person hawking, selling, or exposing for sale the same,

shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings;

and

(2)All or any part of the gunpowder which is so hawked or exposed for sale, or is found in the possession of any person convicted under this section, may be forfeited.

31Penalty for sale of gunpowder to children

Gunpowder shall not be sold to any child apparently under the age of thirteen years; and any person selling gunpowder in contravention of this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds.

32Sale of gunpowder to be in closed packages labelled

All gunpowder exceeding one pound in weight, when publicly exposed for sale or sold, shall be in a substantial case, bag, canister, or other receptacle made and closed so as to prevent the gunpowder from escaping, and (except when the same is sold to any person employed by or on the property occupied by the vendor for immediate use in the service of the vendor or on such property,) the outermost receptacle containing such gunpowder shall have affixed the word " gunpowder " in conspicuous characters by means of a brand or securely attached label, or other mark. If any gunpowder is sold or exposed for sale in contravention of this section—

1. The person selling or exposing for sale the same shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings; and

2. All or any part of the gunpowder so exposed for sale may be forfeited.

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