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Hairdressers Act (Northern Ireland) 1939

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Hairdressers Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 F1

1939 CHAPTER 3

An Act to provide for the registration of premises in which the trade or business of barber or hairdresser is carried on, and to enable local authorities to make byelaws in respect of such premises, and for other purposes connected therewith.

[29th March 1939]

F1Functions transf.SRO (NI) 1944/43, 61 (pp. 90, 96); 1964/205

1Registration of premises to be used for trade or business of barber or hairdresser.N.I.

In the district of any [F2 district council] in which this Act is in force any premises in which the trade or business of barber or hairdresser is carried on shall be registered by the occupier thereof with the [F2 district council] in such manner as the Ministry of Home Affairs may by regulations prescribe, and any person using or causing to be used for any such purpose as aforesaid any premises not duly registered for that purpose shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

F2SRO (NI) 1973/211

2Power of district council to make byelaws.N.I.

(1)A [F3 district council] may, from time to time, make byelaws, for all or any of the following purposes:—

(a)For the inspection of any premises in which the trade or business of barber or hairdresser is carried on;

(b)For securing the cleanliness and the proper lighting and ventilation of such premises;

(c)For prescribing precautions to be taken in such premises against infection or contamination;

(d)For insuring that any person employed in such premises as barber or hairdresser shall have received efficient instruction in the use of any utensils or apparatus employed and in hygienic methods of working;

(e)For insurance against liabilities to third parties arising out of the trade or business of barber or hairdresser carried on in such premises.

Subs.(2) rep. by 1972 c.9 (NI)

(3)Any officer authorised by the [F4 district council] shall for the purposes of this Act have power to enter and inspect at any reasonable time, and on production of his authority, any premises which such officer has reason to believe are used for the purpose of carrying on the trade or business of barber or hairdresser.

(4)Any person who obstructs or impedes any such officer in the exercise of his powers under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

F3SRO (NI) 1973/211

F4SRO (NI) 1973/211


(1)Any person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds, and to a fine not exceeding two pounds for each day on which any such offence is continued by the said person after conviction.

(2)The court by which any person is convicted of an offence under this Act or against any byelaw made thereunder may, in addition to imposing a penalty, by order cancel the registration of the premises in relation to which the offence was committed; and as from the date of the order the premises therein referred to shall be deemed to be premises which are not duly registered under this Act and the [F5 district council] may amend their register accordingly.

F5SRO (NI) 1973/211

4Prosecution of offences.N.I.

(1)All offences under this Act shall be prosecuted, and all fines thereunder shall be recovered, in manner provided by the Summary Jurisdiction Acts (Northern Ireland); and a person aggrieved by a conviction or order made by a court of summary jurisdiction on determining any information or complaint under this Act may appeal in manner provided by the said Summary Jurisdiction Acts.

(2)Prosecutions for offences under this Act or against any byelaw made thereunder may be instituted by an officer of the [F6 district council] authorised in that behalf by the [F6 council] or by any member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary acting within the district of the [F6 council].

F6SRO (NI) 1973/211

5Extent and application of Act.N.I.

F7(1)The foregoing provisions of this Act shall extend to the district of any [F8 district council] in which, by an order of the Ministry of Home Affairs, this Act is declared to be in force.

(2)The Ministry of Home Affairs may, on the application of [F8 any district council], by order declare this Act to be in force in the district of such council, and any such order shall be published in such manner as the said Ministry may direct.

F71979 NI 12

F8SRO (NI) 1973/211

S. 6 rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/211

S. 7 rep. by 1954 c.33 (NI); SRO (NI) 1973/211

8Short title.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Hairdressers Act (Northern Ireland), 1939.

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