Agricultural Produce (Eggs) Act, 1939

Restrictions on the acquisition of eggs by registered dealers.

45.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any registered dealer to acquire eggs for resale, either by wholesale or by retail, unless either—

(a) he so acquires the eggs from a producer, or

(b) he so acquires the eggs under and in accordance with a licence granted by the Minister under this section.

(2) Every person who acquires or attempts to acquire eggs in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof, in the case of a first such offence, to a fine not exceeding ten pounds or, in the case of a second or any subsequent such offence, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(3) The Minister may grant to any registered dealer a licence to acquire eggs for resale subject to such conditions as the Minister thinks fit, and may at any time revoke such licence.