Labourers Act, 1936

Enforcement of statutory conditions.

23.—(1) Whenever a board of health is satisfied that, in relation to any cottage purchased from such board of health under this Act, full compliance with any of the statutory conditions which restricts the purposes for which such cottage might be used would be unreasonable or would cause undue hardship, such board may, with the consent of the Minister, suspend the operation of such statutory conditions for a specified period subject to any limitation on such suspension that such board may consider desirable.

(2) Subject to the provisions of the immediately preceding sub-section of this section, it shall be the duty of every board of health from whom any cottage has been purchased under this Act to enforce compliance with the statutory conditions in relation to such cottage and for that purpose to exercise all powers and make use of all remedies given to such board by this or any other Act.

(3) At any time during the payment period in respect of a cottage purchased from a board of health under this Act any person duly authorised in writing in that behalf by such board may at all reasonable times enter such cottage for the purpose of inspecting such cottage and ascertaining whether the statutory conditions are being complied with in relation thereto.

(4) If any person wilfully obstructs or impedes any person in the exercise of a power conferred on such last-mentioned person by the immediately preceding sub-section of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding two pounds.