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House to House Charitable Collections Act (Northern Ireland) 1952

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(1)The Ministry of Home AffairsF1 may make regulations for prescribing anything which by this Act is required to be prescribed, and for regulating the manner in which collections, in respect of which licences have been granted or orders have been made under the last foregoing section, may be carried out and the conduct of promoters and collectors in relation to such collections.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by the foregoing sub-section, regulations made thereunder may make provision for all or any of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a)for requiring and regulating the use by collectors, of prescribed badges and prescribed certificates of authority, and the issue, custody, production and return thereof, and, in particular, for requiring collectors on demand by a police constable or by any occupant of a house visited to produce their certificates of authority;

(b)in the case of collections in respect of which licences have been granted, for requiring that the prescribed certificates of authority of the collectors shall be authenticated in a manner approved by the county inspectorF2 of police for the area in respect of which the licence was granted, and that their prescribed badges shall have inserted therein or annexed thereto in a manner and form so approved a general indication of the purpose of the collection;

(c)for prohibiting persons below a prescribed age from acting, and others from causing them to act, as collectors;

(d)for preventing annoyance to the occupants of houses visited by collectors;

(e)for requiring the prescribed information with respect to the expenses, proceeds and application of the proceeds of collections to be furnished, in the case of collections in respect of which licences have been granted, by the person to whom the licence was granted to the county inspectorF2 of police by whom it was granted, and, in the case of collections in respect of which an order has been made, by the person thereby exempted from the provisions of sub-section (2) of section one of this Act to the Ministry of Home AffairsF1, and for requiring the information furnished to be vouched and authenticated in such manner as may be prescribed.

(3)Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of a regulation made under this Act shall be guilty of an offence.

(4)Any regulations made under this Act shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after they are made, and if either House of Parliament, within the statutory period next after any such regulations have been laid before it, resolves that the regulations be annulled, the regulations shall thereupon become void, without prejudice, however, to anything previously done thereunder or to the making of new regulations.

F1Now D/Fin., SRO (NI) 1973/504

F2Now chief superintendent, SRO (NI) 1970/111

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