White Phosphorus Matches Prohibition Act

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Act 7 of 1910
Amended by 19 of 1924

Current Authorlsed Pages Pages Authorised
(inclusive) by L.R.D. 1-3 111991
White Phosphorus Matches Prohibition
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Subsidiary Legislation
White Phosphorus Matches Prohibition
AN ACT to prohibit the manufacture, sale and importation of 1961 Ed. matches made with white phosphorus, and for other purposes i:1·13:150. in connection therewith.
1. This Act may be cited as the- WHITE PHOSPHORUS MATCHES PROHIBITION ACf.
2. For the purposes of this Act the expression "white phosphorus" Interpretation. means the substance usually known as white or yellow phosphorus.
3. (1) It shall not be lawful for any person to use white phosphorus Prohibition of . use of white m the manufacture of matches. phosphorus in
(2) The occupier of any factory in which the manufacture of manufacture of matches is carried on shall allow any inspector of police or any member matches. of the police service duly authorised by such inspector at any time to take for analysis sufficient samples of any material in use or mixed for use; but the occupier may, at the time when the sample is taken, and on providing the necessary appliances, require the inspector of police or member of the police service to divide the sample so taken into two parts and to mark, seal, and deliver to him one part.
4. It shall not be lawfulfor any person to sell, or to offer or to expose Prohibition of for sale, or to have in his possession for the purposes of sale, any matches sale. made with white phosphorus, but this provision shall not come into operation as respects any retail dealer until 1st July, 1911.
s. It shall not be lawful to introduce or attempt to introduce into Prohibition of Dominica matches made with white phosphorus. importation.
6. Any person offending against the provisions of this Act or Penalty. interfering with or obstructing the police in the execution of their duty is liable on summary conviction to a fine of three thousand dollars, and all matches made with white phosphorus, found in his possession may be seized by any officer of police and may be forfeited and destroyed by order of the Court.

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