Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1939

Duty of local authorities and their officers to assist in arrangements for evacuation of civil population.

28.—(1) It shall be the duty of every local authority and every officer of a local authority, at the request and in accordance with the directions of the Minister, to collect and furnish to him such information as he may require for the purpose of assisting the preparation by the Government of plans for the transference of members of the civil population from one area to another in the event of attack from the air, and for the accommodation and maintenance of the persons transferred.

(2) Any local authority or officer of a local authority may, for the purpose of enabling it or him to comply with any request or directions of the Minister under the immediately preceding sub-section, serve on the occupier of any premises a notice requiring him to send to such authority or officer, within such time as may be specified in the notice, such particulars with respect to the premises and to the number of persons resident therein as may be so specified, and any person who fails to comply with the requirements of any such notice so served on him shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.