Casual Trading Act, 1995

Amendment of Occasional Trading Act, 1979.

16.—(1) The Occasional Trading Act, 1979 , is hereby amended—

(a) in section 2, by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) The Minister may, by regulations, amend (whether by the addition, deletion or alteration of classes) the classes of selling specified in subsection (2) and that subsection shall have effect in accordance with any such regulations.”,

(b) in section 4, by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (13):

“(14) Upon the grant of an occasional trading permit, or as soon as may be thereafter, the Minister shall notify the Minister for Social Welfare in writing of the name and address of the person to whom the permit was granted and the conditions (if any) contained in the permit, including the duration thereof.”, and

(c) in section 9—

(i) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsections (1), (2) and (3):

“(1) A person guilty of an offence under section 3 (1) of this Act shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £1,000, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £10,000 together with, in the case of a continuing offence, a fine not exceeding £500 for each day or part of a day on which the offence is continued after the first such day or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both the fine or fines and the imprisonment.”, and

(ii) in subsection (4), by the substitution of “£1,000” for “£500”.

(2) Regulations under subsection (3) of section 2 of the Occasional Trading Act, 1979 , in force immediately before the commencement of this section, shall continue in force after such commencement as if made under the said subsection (3), as inserted by this section, and may be amended or revoked accordingly.