Agricultural Produce (Cereals) Act, 1934

Custody of and evidence of contents of registers.

49.—(1) The registers shall respectively be—

(a) deemed to be in the proper custody when in the custody of the Minister or of any officer of the Minister authorised in that behalf by the Minister;

(b) admissible in evidence without further proof on production from the proper custody.

(2) Prima facie evidence of any entry in any register may be given in any legal proceeding by the production of a copy of such entry certified to be a true copy under the seal of the Minister.

(3) A certificate under the seal of the Minister that any person specified in such certificate is not registered in any specified register or registers shall in any legal proceedings be prima facie evidence of the facts so certified.

(4) Any person may—

(a) obtain a copy, certified in manner hereinbefore mentioned to be a true copy, of any entry in any register on payment to the Minister of the fee of one shilling;

(b) obtain such certificate as is hereinbefore mentioned that any specified person is not registered in one of the said registers kept by the Minister on payment to the Minister of the fee of one shilling.

(5) All fees paid under this section shall be collected in money and taken in such manner as the Minister for Finance may from time to time direct, and shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in accordance with the directions of the Minister.

(6) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of any fees paid under this section.