Night Work (Bakeries) Act, 1936

Emergency as defence.

8.—It shall be a good defence to any proceedings taken against any person for breach of any of the provisions of this Act if such person shows to the satisfaction of the court before which such proceedings are brought that any act occasioning such breach was—

(a) necessary to avoid serious interference with the ordinary working of a bakery to which this Act applies, and

(b) that such necessity arose from any one or more of the following causes, that is to say:—

(i) through an accident,

(ii) through avoiding an accident,

(iii) through doing urgent repairs to plant or machinery, or

(iv) through an act of God.