Industrial Alcohol Act, 1938

Regulations in relation to use of electrical power.

32.—Where the Minister has made a transport works order authorising the Company to construct, maintain and operate transport works of a particular kind and has by such order authorised such transport works to be operated by electrical power, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) the Minister may, after consultation with the Electricity Supply Board, make such regulations as he may think fit for securing that the electrical power shall be used by the Company and by any other person operating such works on behalf of the Company with all reasonable and proper precautions against danger to the public or damage to the property of any person;

(b) in making such regulations the Minister shall have regard to the expense occasioned thereby to the Company and to the effect thereof on the financial prospects of the Company;

(c) if the Company or any other person operating such transport works on behalf of the Company uses such electrical power in contravention of such regulations, the Company shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds and in the case of a continuing offence a further fine of five pounds for each day during which the offence is continued after conviction thereof;

(d) if in the opinion of the Minister the Company or any person operating such transport works on behalf of the Company has used such electrical power in contravention of such regulations (whether the Company has or has not been convicted of an offence) or the Minister is satisfied that the use of such power is a danger to the public, he may by order require the Company to cease to exercise the powers conferred by such transport works order with respect to the use of electrical power and thereupon the Company shall cease to exercise such powers except with the consent of the Minister and subject to such terms and conditions as he thinks fit.