Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1939

Penalty for default by officers and servants of local authorities.

32.—(1) If any officer or servant of a local authority fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the obligations imposed on him, or to perform any of the functions assigned to him, by or under this Part of this Act or any air-raid precautions scheme in force, such officer or servant shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months.

(2) Proceedings for an offence under this section shall not be instituted except with the consent of the Minister.