Harbours Act, 1946

Furnishing of information to the Minister.

160.—The Minister may at any time require a harbour authority to furnish to him information in such form as he directs in relation to all or any of the following matters and it shall be the duty of the harbour authority to comply with such requirement:

(a) the number and total tonnage of vessels, either generally or of any specific class, which have berthed in or otherwise used the harbour of the harbour authority during any specified period;

(b) the nature and the amount of cargo shipped, loaded or taken on or into such vessels;

(c) the nature and the amount of cargo discharged or transhipped from such vessels;

(d) the rates charged by the harbour authority in respect of such vessels and such cargo respectively;

(e) the revenue and expenditure of the harbour authority over any specified period;

(f) the assets and liabilities (if any) of the harbour authority at any specified time;

(g) any matter connected with or ancillary to any matter mentioned in any of the foregoing paragraphs of this section.