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Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974

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X118 Further provisions as to street trading.U.K.

In section 29 (Offences penalties &c.) of the Act of 1947, at the end there shall be added:—

(4)(a)The references in subsections (1) and (3) respectively of this section to a person who or whose assistant without the authority of a street trading licence engages in street trading in any manner described in the said subsection (1) or to a person found engaging in street trading in any manner described in the said subsection (3) shall be deemed to include a reference to a person who or whose assistant sells or exposes or offers for sale any article or thing on or from land within twenty feet of any street or designated street and who is not—

(i)the owner of that land; or

(ii)the occupier of that land and liable to be assessed to rates in respect thereof; or

(iii)on that land with the consent in writing of the said owner or occupier.

(b)Where in any proceedings under this section it is shown that any article or thing was sold or exposed or offered for sale by a person on or from land within twenty feet of any street or designated street the burden of proof shall lie on that person to show to the satisfaction of the court that at the relevant time he was a person referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) or (ii) of the foregoing paragraph or had the consent referred to in sub-paragraph (iii) thereof.

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X1The text of ss. 17–19 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991. Parts of these provisions have been repealed by London Local Authorities Act 1990 (c. vii), ss. 24, 40, Sch. 2

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