Tourist Traffic Act 1939
F40 [ Motor hotels.
37A. — (1) It shall not be lawful for the proprietor or occupier of any premises to describe or hold out or permit any person to describe or hold out such premises —
( a ) as a motor hotel,
( b ) as a motel,
( c ) as a coach hotel,
( d ) as a motor inn,
( e ) as a motor court,
( f ) as a tourist court, or
( g ) as being of any other description prescribed for the purposes of this section,
unless such premises are registered in the register of motor hotels and such proprietor or occupier is registered in that register as the registered proprietor of such premises.
(2) Any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to F41 [ a fine not exceeding £ 500 together with, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine (not exceeding £ 300 in all) not exceeding £ 20 for every day during which the offence is continued. ]
(3) This section shall come into operation on such day as may be appointed in that behalf by order of the Minister. ]
Inserted (17.12.1957) by Tourist Traffic Act 1957 (27/1957), s. 5(1)(iii), commenced on enactment.
Substituted (15.11.1983) by Tourist Traffic Act 1983 (31/1983), s. 3 item 8, commenced on enactment.
Modifications (not altering text):
Enforcement of section extended (15.11.1983) by Tourist Traffic Act 1983 (31/1983), s. 4, commenced on enactment.
Prohibition by Circuit Court of unauthorised use of titles protected by Tourist Traffic Acts, 1939 to 1983.
4.—(1) Where a person is acting in contravention of section 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 37A, 37B, 37C or 37D of the Principal Act (as amended), the Court may, on the application of the Board, by order prohibit the continuance of the contravention.
The side-note is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.