Tourist Traffic Act, 1957

Motor hotels.

5.—(1) The Act of 1939 is hereby amended as follows:

(i) by the addition to subsection (1) of section 24 (which relates to the registers to be maintained by the Board) of the following paragraph:

“(f) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of motor hotels.”;

(ii) by the addition to section 25 (which relates to the eligibility of premises for registration) of the following paragraph:

“(f) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of motor hotels.”;

(iii) by the insertion after section 37 of the following section:

“37A.—(1) It shall not be lawful for the proprietor or occupier of any premises to describe or hold out or permit any person to describe or hold out such premises—

(a) as a motor hotel,

(b) as a motel,

(c) as a coach hotel,

(d) as a motor inn,

(e) as a motor court,

(f) as a tourist court, or

(g) as being of any other description prescribed for the purposes of this section,

unless such premises are registered in the register of motor hotels and such proprietor or occupier is registered in that register as the registered proprietor of such premises.

(2) Any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds together with, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding two pounds for every day during which the offence is continued.

(3) This section shall come into operation on such day as may be appointed in that behalf by order of the Minister.”;

(iv) by the insertion in subsection (1) of section 45 (which relates to the publication by the Board of an annual list of registered premises) after “youth hostels” of “premises registered in the register of motor hotels”.

(2) Section 5 of the Act of 1952 is hereby amended by the insertion in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) after “holiday hostels,” of “motor hotels”.