Street and House To House Collections Act, 1962

Prohibition against owners of certain public places allowing unauthorised collections therein.

4.—(1) The owner of any public place at which an event is taking place and to which the public have access on payment for admission or the promoter of the event shall not knowingly allow an unauthorised collection to be made in such place during the holding of the event or in connection therewith.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Where a person is charged with an offence under this section in relation to any place, it shall be a good defence to the charge for the person to show that he took precautions that were reasonable in the circumstances to prevent the making of unauthorised collections in that place or that he did not know or suspect and could not reasonably have known or suspected that the unauthorised collection to which the charge relates would or was likely to be made.