Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938

Powers of inspector of the Minister under Parts I, II, III and IV.

10.—(1) An inspector may, for the purposes of enforcing the provisions of Parts I , II , III and IV of this Act do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—

(a) enter at all reasonable times any shop or part thereof;

(b) require the proprietor of such shop or the representative of such proprietor to produce to him any records which such proprietor is required by a records order to keep, and inspect and take copies of entries in such records.

(2) If any person—

(a) obstructs or impedes an inspector in the exercise of any of the powers conferred on such inspector by this section, or

(b) refuses to produce any record which an inspector law-fully requires him to produce, or

(c) produces or causes to be produced or knowingly allows to be produced to an inspector any record which is false in any material respect knowing the same to be false,

such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(3) In this section the word “inspector” means a person appointed by the Minister to exercise the powers conferred on an inspector by this section.