The Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923

Certain premises not to be used for committee room.

19.—(1) No premises to which this section applies nor any part of any such premises shall be used as a committee room for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of a candidate at any election.

(2) Every person who hires or uses any premises to which this section applies or any part of any such premises for such committee room as aforesaid shall be guilty of an illegal hiring and the person letting such premises or part thereof if he knew that it was intended to use the same as such committee room shall also be guilty of an illegal hiring.

(3) This section applies to the following premises, that is to say:—

(a) any premises on which the sale by wholesale or retail of any intoxicating liquor is authorised by a licence (whether the licence be for consumption on or off the premises); or

(b) any premises where any intoxicating liquor is sold, or is supplied to members of a club, society or association other than a permanent political club; or

(c) any premises whereon refreshment of any kind, whether food or drink, is ordinarily sold for consumption on the premises; or

(d) the premises of any public elementary school in receipt of an annual parliamentary grant, or any part of any such premises.

(4) This section does not apply to any part of any such premises as aforesaid which is ordinarily let for the purpose of chambers or offices or the holding of public meetings or of arbitrations, if such part has a separate entrance and no direct communication with any part of the premises on which any intoxicating liquor or refreshment is sold or supplied as aforesaid.