Inquest of Fires Act


Published: 1896-03-20

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Inquest of Fires Act
INQUEST OF FIRES [CH.183 – 1


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

INQUEST OF FIRES
CHAPTER 183

INQUEST OF FIRES

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Official inquiries to be held in case of fires.
3. Persons who shall hold inquires.
4. Powers of persons holding inquiries.
5. Evidence and report to be forwarded to the secretary to the cabinet
6. Expenses.

INQUEST OF FIRES [CH.183 – 3


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 183

INQUEST OF FIRES
An Act to provide for the holding of inquiries in the case

of fires.
[Commencement 20th March, 1896]

1. This Act may be cited as the Inquest of Fires Act.

2. Whenever a fire may take place within The
Bahamas an official inquiry shall be held as soon as
possible thereafter by the officials named herein, as to the
cause and origin thereof, and into all the circumstances
connected therewith.

3. Such inquiry shall be held in New Providence by
the Commissioner of Police or person performing the
duties of that office; and at any Out Island by the
commissioner of the district, or the person acting in such
office, in which such fire shall have taken place.

4. Any person authorised to hold an inquiry under
this Act, shall, for that purpose, have the same powers as
are now vested by law in a justice of the peace, in a
proceeding relating to an offence over which such justice
has the power to make a summary conviction.

5. It shall be the duty of each person holding an
inquiry under this Act at the conclusion thereof to forward
the evidence taken with his report thereon to the Secretary
to the Cabinet.

6. Any expenses incurred under this Act shall be
paid out of the Consolidated Fund by warrant in the usual
manner.

6 of 1896
G.N. 172/1964

Short title.

Official inquiries
to be held in case
of fires.

Persons who
shall hold
inquires.

Powers of
persons holding
inquiries.

Evidence and
report to be
forwarded to the
Secretary to the
Cabinet
G.N. 172/1964.
Expenses.