Cement Act, 1933

Local inquiries.

22.—(1) For the purposes of considering an application for a compulsory acquisition order the Minister may appoint an officer of the Minister to hold a public inquiry into such application in the locality in which the land the subject of such application is situate, and the applicant and all persons interested in such lands shall be entitled to appear and be heard at any such inquiry.

(2) Evidence given before an officer of the Minister appointed to hold an inquiry under this section shall, if such officer so requires, be given on oath (which oath such officer is hereby empowered to administer) and any person who gives false evidence before any such officer shall be guilty of perjury and punishable accordingly.