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21 1935



Restriction on the Exportation of Butter and Milk Products.

Prohibition of exportation of butter and milk products.

31. —(1) The Minister may, whenever and so often as he thinks it expedient so to do, by order prohibit the exportation from Saorstát Eireann (either generally or to any particular country or countries) on or after a specified date of all or any of the following substances, that is to say:—

(a) butter or any particular classes or class (defined in any manner which the Minister shall think proper) of butter, or

(b) all or any particular kinds or kind of milk product.

(2) The Minister may at any time by order revoke, either wholly or in respect of one or more specified substances, an order made by him under the next preceding sub-section of this section.

(3) Whenever and so long as the exportation from Saorstát Eireann of any substance is prohibited by an order made under this section, it shall not be lawful for any person to export from Saorstát Eireann any of such substance save under and in accordance with a licence in that behalf granted under this Part of this Act.

(4) Every person who exports from Saorstát Eireann any substance in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.

(5) The foregoing provisions of this section shall have effect as though they were included in the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, and the provisions of that Act, as amended or extended by any subsequent Act, shall apply and have effect accordingly.

Licences to export butter and milk products.

32. —(1) The Minister may, if he so thinks fit upon the application of any person in the prescribed form and manner, grant to such person a licence to export from Saorstát Eireann a specified substance the export of which from Saorstát Eireann is for the time being prohibited under this Part of this Act, and the Minister may attach to any such licence such conditions and restrictions, whether as to quantity, destination, time, route, class of butter or other substance, or any other matter, as the Minister shall think proper and shall specify in such licence.

(2) A licence granted under this section shall be expressed and shall operate to authorise the person to whom such licence is granted to export from Saorstát Eireann the substance specified in such licence but subject to and in accordance with the conditions and restrictions specified in such licence.

(3) The Minister may at any time, at his absolute discretion, revoke a licence granted under this section, but no such revocation shall invalidate or render unlawful the exportation of any substance which was actually exported under and in accordance with such licence before such revocation was communicated to the licensee under such licence.