Tourist Traffic Act 1952

Amendment of section 31 of Act of 1939.

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30.The Act of 1939 shall have effect as if the following section were substituted for section 31 thereof:—

“31. (1) Whenever the Board registers any premises, the Board shall give, free of charge, a certificate (in this Act referred to as a registration certificate) of such registration to the registered proprietor.

(2) Where the registered proprietor of any registered premises satisfies the Board that the registration certificate for the time being in force in respect of such premises has been accidentally destroyed, the Board may issue to such registered proprietor a new registration certificate in lieu of that so destroyed.

(3) The following provisions shall have effect in respect of every registration certificate, that is to say:—

( a) such certificate shall be in the prescribed form and shall contain a statement of the premises to which it relates, the name of the registered proprietor of such premises, and such other matters as shall be required by the prescribed form;

( b) such certificate shall be signed by an officer of the Board authorised in that behalf by the Board;

( c) such certificate shall, save as regards any period when it is returned to the Board in accordance with this Act, be displayed in a prominent position at or near the principal entrance to such premises during the continuance of the registration certified by it;

( d) such certificate shall be returned to the Board immediately after the registration expires or whenever the Board so request.

(4) Whenever the registered proprietor of any registered premises fails to display, in accordance with paragraph ( c) of subsection (3) of this section, the registration certificate for the time being in force in respect of such premises, he shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds together with a further fine not exceeding one pound for every day during which the offence continues.

(5) Whenever a registration certificate is not returned to the Board immediately upon the expiration thereof or at the request of the Board, the person to whom such certificate was given shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds together with a further fine not exceed-ten shillings for every day during which the offence continues.”