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15 & 16 GEORGE 5, CHAPTER 38.

he has no fixed place of residence in Great Britain, to the local authority of such one of the prescribed districts as he may choose, and on payment of the prescribed fee shall be registered under this Act, unless he is a person, who, in pursuance of an order of the court made under this Act, is prohibited from being so registered.

(3) Any application for registration under this Act shall contain such particulars as to the animals and as to the general nature of the performances in which the animals are to be exhibited or for which they are to be trained as may be prescribed, and the particulars so given shall be entered in the register.

(4) The local authority shall give to every person whose name appears on the register kept by them a certificate of registration in the prescribed form containing the particulars entered in the register.

(5) Every register kept under this Act shall at all reasonable times be open for inspection on payment of the prescribed fee, and any person shall on payment of the prescribed fee be entitled to take copies thereof or make extracts therefrom.

(6) Any person entered on the register shall, subject to the provisions of any order made under this Act by any court, be entitled, on making application for the purpose, to have the particulars entered in the register with respect to him varied, and where any such particulars are so varied the existing certificate shall be cancelled and a new certificate issued.

(7) A copy of every certificate of registration issued by a local authority shall be transmitted by the authority to the Secretary of State and shall be available for inspection at all reasonable times subject to payment of the prescribed fee.

2. POWER OF COURTS TO PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT EXHIBITION AND TRAINING OF PERFORMING ANIMALS.—(1) Where it is proved to the satisfaction of a court of summary jurisdiction on a complaint made by a constable or an officer of a local authority that the training or exhibition of any performing animal has been accompanied by cruelty and should be prohibited or allowed only subject to conditions, the court may make an order against the person in respect of whom the complaint is made prohibiting the training or exhibition or imposing such conditions thereon as may be specified by the order.

(2) If any person is aggrieved by the making of such an order or a refusal to make such an order, he may appeal to a court of quarter sessions in manner provided by the Summary Jurisdiction Acts.

(3) An order made under this Act shall not come into force until seven days after it is made, or, if an appeal has been entered within that period, until the determination of the appeal.

(4) Any court by which an order is made under this section shall cause a copy of the order to be sent as soon as may be after the order comes into force to the local authority by which the person against whom the order is made is registered and to the Secretary of State, and shall cause the particulars of the order to be endorsed upon the certificate held by that person, and that person shall produce his certificate on being so required by the court for the purposes of endorsement. A local authority to which a copy of an order is sent under this section shall enter the particulars of the order on the register.

3. POWER TO ENTER PREMISES.—(1) Any officer of a local authority duly authorised in that behalf by the local authority and any constable may(a) enter at all reasonable times and inspect any premises in which any performing

animals are being trained or exhibited, or kept for training or exhibition, and

any such animals found therein ; and (b) require any person who he has reason to believe is a trainer or exhibitor of

performing animals to produce his certificate. (2) No constable or such officer as aforesaid shall be entitled under this section to go on or behind the stage during a public performance of performing animals. 4. OFFENCES AND LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.—(1) If any person(a) not being registered under this Act exhibits or trains any performing

animal; or (6) being registered under this Act exhibits or trains any performing animal

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with respect to which or in a manner with respect to which he is not

registered ; or (c) being a person against whom an order by a court of summary jurisdiction

has been made on complaint under this Act, contravenes or fails to comply with the order in any part of Great Britain, whether within or without

the area of jurisdiction of that court; or (d) obstructs or wilfully delays any constable or officer of a local authority

in the execution of his powers under this Act as to entry or inspection; or (e) conceals any animal with a view to avoiding such inspection; or being a person registered under this Act, on being duly required in pursuance

of this Act to produce his certificate under this Act fails without reason

able excuse so to do; or (9) applies to be registered under this Act when prohibited from being so

registered ; he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act and shall be liable on summary conviction upon a complaint made by a constable or an officer of a local authority to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence against this Act, or against the Protection of Animals Act, 1911 (1 & 2 Geo. 5, c. 27), as amended by any subsequent enactment, the court before which he is convicted may in addition to or in lieu of imposing any other penalty(a) if such person is registered under this Act order that his name be removed

from the register; (6) order that such person shall either permanently or for such time as may

be specified in the order be disqualified for being registered under

this Act; and where such an order is made, the provisions of subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section two of this Act shall apply to the order as they apply to an order made under that section. 5. INTERPRETATION, RULES, AND EXPENSES.—(1) For the purposes of this Act

The expression“ animal” does not include invertebrates :
The expression “ exhibit means exhibit at any entertainment to which the

public are admitted, whether on payment of money or otherwise, and the
expression “train ” means train for the purpose of any such exhibition, and
the expressions exhibitor and trainer" have respectively the corre-
sponding meanings :
The expression “ local authority" means

As respects the City of London, the common council;
As respects any county borough, the council of the borough ;

As respects any other area, the council of the county :
The expression “prescribed ” means prescribed by rules made by the Secretary

of State. (2) The Secretary of State may make rules for prescribing anything which is to be prescribed under this Act, and as to the execution and performance by local authorities of their powers and duties under this Act, and generally for carrying this Act into effect.

(3) Any expenses of a local authority under this Act, so far as not covered by fees, shall be defrayed in the case of the common council of the City of London, out of the general rate; in the case of the council of a county borough, out of the borough fund or borough rate; and in the case of the council of a county, out of the county fund; and the fee for registration shall in no case exceed one guinea.

6. APPLICATION TO SCOTLAND.—This Act shall apply to Scotland subject to the following modifications :(a) The expression “ local authority” means a county council or a town council,

and any expenses incurred by any such council under this Act so far as not covered by fees, shall be defrayed, in the case of a county council, out of the general purposes rate, and in the case of a town council

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15 & 16 GEORGE 5, CHAPTER 38.

burgh general improvement assessment or any other assessment leviable

in equal proportions on owners and occupiers ; (6) References to a court of summary jurisdiction shall be construed as references

to the sheriff ; references to an appeal to quarter sessions shall not apply; and the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act, 1912 (2 & 3 Geo. 5, c. 14),

shall be substituted for the Protection of Animals Act, 1911. 7. EXCEPTIONS FROM APPLICATION OF Aot.—This Act shall not apply to the training of animals for bonâ fide military, police, agricultural, or sporting purposes, or the exhibition of any animals so trained.

8. SHORT TITLE, COMMENCEMENT, AND EXTENT.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act, 1925.

(2) This Act shall not apply to Northern Ireland.

(3) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

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CHAPTER XXXIX.

An Act to facilitate the preparation of Agricultural Statistics.

[30th June 1925.]

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1. POWER TO REQUIRE RETURNS.-(1) The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries may annually, by notice served on the occupier of any agricultural land in England or Wales or on the person having the management on behalf of the occupier of any such land, require him to make within such time, not being less than twenty-one days, as is specified in the notice, and in such form and to such person as the Minister may prescribe by regulations made under this Act, a return in writing of the acreage of land in cultivation, specifying the acreage of the several crops thereon, and of the acreage of land in fallow or used for grazing and of the live stock on the land, and of the persons employed thereon, showing separately the numbers of persons in regular and in casual employment, and, if the occupier is also the owner of the land, that fact shall be stated in the return.

The return shall be made with respect to the conditions existing on such day as may be specified in the notice.

(2) No individual return or part of a return made under this Act shall be used, published, or disclosed without the authority of the person making it or of the occupier on whose behalf it is made, except for the purposes of the preparation and publication by the Minister of agricultural statistics or of a prosecution under this Act.

(3)—(a) Any person who refuses, or without lawful excuse, neglects to make a return required under this Act to be made by him shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(6) If any person makes a return under this Act which is to his knowledge untrue in

any material particular, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

(4) Any person who uses, publishes, or discloses contrary to the provisions of this Act any individual return or part of a return shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or if the court is of opinion that the offence was committed wilfully, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.

(5) This section does not apply in any case where the total acreage of the agricultural land occupied by a person does not exceed one acre.

(6) Any notice under this Act may be served on the person to whom it is addressed either personally or by post, and, in the case of a notice to an occupier, may be addressed to “ the occupier ” without naming him.

(7) The expression “ agricultural land ” includes land used as grazing, meadow,

AGRICULTURAL RETURNS ACT, 1925.

or pasture land, or orchard, and any land used wholly or mainly for the purpose of the trade or business of a market-gardener or nurseryman.

(8) Before any regulation is made under this Act, a draft thereof shall be laid before each House of Parliament, and if an address is presented to His Majesty by either House of Parliament within the next subsequent twenty-eight days on which that House has sat against the draft or any part thereof, no further proceedings shall be taken thereon, but without prejudice to the making of any new draft.

2. APPLICATION TO SCOTLAND AND EXTENT.—(1) This Act in its application to Scotland shall have effect with the substitution of references to the Board of Agriculture for Scotland for references to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and of a reference to Scotland for the reference to England or Wales, and with the further modification that the definition of agricultural land shall be extended so as to include land used as a deer forest.

(2) This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland. 3. SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Returns Act, 1925.

CHAPTER XL.

An Act to amend the Third Schedule to the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, in relation

to the making and revision of the valuation list which will come into force on the sixth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

[30th June 1925.]

CHAPTER XLI.

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An Act to make further provision for the application of money paid on account of the China Indemnity.

[30th June 1925.]

[Preamble.] 1. APPLICATION OF CHINA INDEMNITY.-(1) Any sums received at any time after the first day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, on account of the China Indemnity shall, instead of being paid into the Exchequer and issued and applied in like manner as the new sinking fund, be paid to a fund to be called " the China Indemnity Fund,” and, subject to the provisions of this section, be applied to such educational or other purposes, being purposes which are, in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs beneficial to the mutual interests of His Majesty and of the Republic of China, as the said Secretary of State, after consultation with the advisory committee to be established under this Act, may from time to time determine.

(2) For the purpose of advising the said Secretary of State as to the application of the China Indemnity Fund, there shall be established an advisory committee consisting of eleven persons, who shall be appointed by the said Secretary of State, and of whom at least one shall be a woman and at least two shall be citizens of the Republic of China.

(3) Any expenses incurred by the said Secretary of State in or in connection with or for the purposes of the administration of the China Indemnity Fund shall be defrayed out of that fund.

(4) The said Secretary of State shall cause to be prepared, in such form as the Treasury may from time to time direct, in respect of each financial year an account showing the receipts and expenditure in that year in respect of the China Indemnity Fund, and the said account shall be examined by the Comptroller and Auditor General, and shall, together with his report thereon, be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as may be after the end of the year to which it relates.

2. SHORT TITLE AND REPEAL.-(1) This Act may be cited as the China Indemnity (Application) Act, 1925.

(2) Subsection (2) of section seven of the Finance Act, 1906 (6 Edw. 7, c. 8), is hereby repealed.

15 & 16 GEORGE 5, CHAPTER 42.

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CHAPTER XLII. An Act to give effect to certain Draft Conventions adopted by the International Labour

Conference relating respectively to an unemployment indemnity for seamen in the case of loss or foundering of their ship, the minimum age for the admission of young persons to employment as trimmers and stokers, and the compulsory medical

examination of children and young persons employed at sea. [31st July 1925.] WHEREAS at Genoa the General Conference of the International Labour Organisation of the League of Nations on the ninth day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty, adopted a draft convention concerning unemployment indemnity for seamen in case of loss or foundering of their ship, and at Geneva on the eleventh day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, adopted two other draft conventions, namely, a draft convention fixing the minimum age for the admission of young persons to employment as trimmers and stokers, and a draft convention concerning the compulsory medical examination of children and young persons employed at sea :

And whereas the said draft conventions contain (together with other provisions) the provisions set out in Parts I., II. and III. respectively of the First Schedule to this Act :

And whereas it is expedient that for the purpose of giving effect to the said draft conventions such provision should be made as is contained in this Act :

Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. AMENDMENT OF s. 158 OF MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT, 1894.—(1) Where by reason of the wreck or loss of a ship on which a seaman is employed his service terminates before the date contemplated in the agreement, he shall

, notwithstanding anything in section one hundred and fifty-eight of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894 (57 & 58 Vict. c. 60), but subject to the provisions of this section, be entitled, in respect of each day on which he is in fact unemployed during a period of two months from the date of the termination of the service, to receive wages at the rate to which he was entitled at that date.

(2) A seaman shall not be entitled to receive wages under this section if the owner shows that the unemployment was not due to the wreck or loss of the ship and shall not be entitled to receive wages under this section in respect of any day if the owner shows that the seaman was able to obtain suitable employment on that day.

(3) In this section the expression " seaman ”includes every person employed or engaged in any capacity on board any ship, but, in the case of a ship which is a fishing-boat, does not include any person who is entitled to be remunerated only by a share in the profits or the gross earnings of the working of the boat.

2. EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS AS TRIMMERS OR STOKERS.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, no young person shall be employed or work as a trimmer or stoker in any ship : Provided that (a) The foregoing provision shall not apply

(i) to the employment of a young person on such work as aforesaid in a school-ship or training-ship if the work is of a kind approved by the Board of Trade and is carried on subject to supervision by officers of the Board ; or

(ii) to the employment of a young person on such work as aforesaid in a ship which is mainly propelled otherwise than by means of steam;

(iii) to the employment of a young person subject to and in accordance with the provisions contained in paragraph (c) of Article 3 of the draft convention set out in Part II. of the First Schedule to this Act; and

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