Harbours Act, 1946

Notice of making, etc., of harbour rates order.

106.—(1) Whenever the Minister proposes to make a harbour rates order, the Minister shall give notice to the harbour authority of the harbour to which the proposed order relates, and the harbour authority shall publish, at such time or times and in such manner as the Minister directs, such notice as the Minister directs of the nature of the proposed order and as to the time, manner and place in which objections and representations in relation to the proposed order may be made.

(2) The expenses incurred by a harbour authority in the publication in pursuance of this section of a notice shall be borne by the harbour authority.

(3) Whenever a harbour authority fail to publish a notice directed by the Minister to be published by them under this section, the Minister may, without prejudice to any other proceedings against the harbour authority, himself publish the notice and all expenses incurred by him in so doing shall be borne by the harbour authority and shall be recoverable by the Minister from the harbour authority as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.