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Friday, 15 September 1911

In Committee:

Clause 408 agreed to. .

Clause 409 -

1.   The Minister, or any person authorized by him, may -

(a)   go on board any ship at any time and inspect the hull, boilers and machinery, equipments, life-saving appliances, boats, compasses, signals, or any article on board or connected with the ship ;

(b)   enter and inspect any premises ;

(c)   summon persons before him and require them to answer questions;

(d)   require and enforce the production of documents by any person ;

(e)   administer oaths;

(f)   muster the crew and passengers of any ship.

3.   No person summoned to appear before the

Minister, or any person authorized as above, shall, without just excuse, fail to attend or to answer questions, or to produce any document he is lawfully required to produce. Penalty : Twenty-five pounds.







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