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41 1934

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (CEREALS) ACT, 1934

PART VII.

Restriction on Manufacture of Bread, etc. from Wheaten Flour.

Definitions in relation to Part VII.

70. —In this Part of this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce;

the expression “wheaten flour” means the finely-reduced product of wheat obtained by sifting the ground endosperm of

the wheat berry through a standard bolting cloth, not coarser than a No. 9 standard bolting cloth the bran and pollard of the wheat having been removed by suitable milling processes.

Prosecution of offences under Part VII.

71. —An offence under any section contained in this Part of this Act may be prosecuted by or at the suit of the Minister as prosecutor.

Restriction on manufacture (bread) order.

72. —(1) The Minister may, whenever and so often as he thinks proper, by order (in this Act referred to as a restriction on manufacture (bread) order) prohibit the manufacture for sale from wheaten flour of any bread, buns, or cakes otherwise than under and in accordance with a licence issued under this Part of this Act.

(2) Every restriction on manufacture (bread) order shall specify the date on which such order shall come into force and the date so specified shall not be earlier than the fourteenth day after the making of such order.

(3) Every restriction on manufacture (bread) order shall be published in the Iris Oifigiúil as soon as conveniently may be after it is made.

(4) The Minister may by order revoke a restriction on manufacture (bread) order.

Penalty for breach of restriction on manufacture (bread) order.

73. —(1) Whenever a restriction on manufacture (bread) order is in force it shall not be lawful for any person to manufacture for sale from wheaten flour any bread, buns or cakes otherwise than under and in accordance with a licence issued under this Part of this Act.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall on summary conviction thereof be liable to the penalties mentioned in Part I of the Schedule to this Act.

Manufacture (wheaten bread) licence.

74. —(1) Whenever a restriction on manufacture (bread) order is in force the Minister may, if he so thinks proper, on the application of any person issue a licence (in this Act referred to as manufacture (wheaten bread) licence) expressed to authorise such person to manufacture for sale from wheaten flour bread, buns, or cakes or any of them under and in accordance with the terms of such licence.

(2) The Minister may attach to any manufacture (wheaten bread) licence such conditions as he may think fit as to the amount of bread, buns, or cakes or any of them which may be manufactured from wheaten flour under such licence and the time within which such manufacture may be carried out.

(3) Every manufacture (wheaten bread) licence shall operate to authorise the person named therein to manufacture for sale from wheaten flour bread, buns and cakes, or any of them not exceeding the amount specified in such licence, but subject to the conditions of such licence.

Inspection of premises of manufacturers of bread, etc.

75. —(1) Whenever a restriction on manufacture (bread) order is in force, any inspector of the Minister for Industry and Commerce may enter at any reasonable time any premises on which the business of manufacturing for sale bread, buns or cakes is carried on, and inspect and take samples of any flour, bread, buns or cakes on such premises.

(2) Every person who obstructs or impedes an inspector of the Minister for Industry and Commerce in the exercise of any of the powers conferred on him by this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to, in the case of a first offence under this section, a fine not exceeding five pounds or, in the case of a second or any subsequent offence under this section, a fine not exceeding ten pounds.