Agricultural Produce (Eggs) Act, 1939

Publication of contents of registers.

24.—(1) The Minister may publish in such manner as he may think fit—

(a) all or any of the matters entered in any register kept under this Act, and

(b) notice of the cancellation or alteration of the registration of any registered premises, and

(c) notice of any conviction for an offence against this Act or any section thereof or any regulation made thereunder.

(2) No individual return or part of a return furnished in pursuance of this Act shall be published or disclosed except for the purposes of a prosecution under this Act.

(3) The Minister may from time to time collect and publish statistical information (including statistics derived from returns made pursuant to this Act) with respect to the extent and condition of the egg-trade and in particular with respect to the extent of the business carried on in premises registered in the several registers kept in pursuance of this Act.

(4) So far as is reasonably practicable, no statistical information published under this section shall contain any particulars which would enable any person to identify such particulars as being particulars relating to any individual person, business, or concern without the consent in writing of that person or of the proprietor of that business or concern.