Control of Prices Act, 1937

Retail prices (display) orders.

42.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Minister may, whenever and so often as he thinks fit, make an order (in this Part of this Act referred to as a retail prices (display) order) requiring every person who carries on in any specified area the business of selling retail any specified kind or kinds (defined in such manner and by reference to such things as the Minister thinks proper) of a specified commodity to display in the manner required by such order at any premises, vehicle, stall, booth or other stand where he carries on such business in such area a list stating the retail price of each such kind of such commodity.

(2) A retail prices (display) order may relate to more than one commodity.

(3) The Minister may by order under this sub-section revoke or amend a retail prices (display) order.

(4) Every retail prices (display) order under this section shall be published in the Iris Oifigiúil as soon as may be after it is made and shall specify the date (which shall not be earlier than ten days after the date of publication thereof in the Iris Oifigiúil) on which such order is to come into force.

(5) The Minister shall not make a retail prices (display) order in relation to any kind of a commodity unless he has received a price list report in respect of such kind of such commodity, but in making such order the Minister shall not be bound by the terms or any of the terms of such report.