Law Conservation Ship Space 1939

Original Language Title: Wet behoud scheepsruimte 1939

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Law of 24 June 1939, dealing with the purpose of ensuring that, in the event of war, danger of war or other exceptional circumstances, the Netherlands remains to a sufficient extent the decision on ship space

We WILHELMINA, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.

Allen, who will see these or read hooren, saluut! do n' t know:

We have taken the view that it is necessary to regulate, in order to ensure that, in the event of war, danger of war or any other exceptional circumstances, the Netherlands remains to a sufficient extent the decision on the ship space;

So it is that we, the Council of State, and with the mean consults of the States-General, have found and understand, as We approve, and understand the following:


Article 1

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For the purpose of this Act:


Article 1a

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  • 2 Where the act referred to in paragraph 1 has been taken, a proposal of law shall be forwarded to the Second Chamber forthwith, on the continuation of the operation of the provisions set out in that Decision.

  • 3 If the proposal is rejected by the States-General, the provisions which have been put into effect under paragraph 1 shall be without delay by royal decree, upon the proposal of our Minister-President.

  • 4 By royal decree, upon nomination of our Prime Minister, provisions which have been put into effect under paragraph 1 shall be put into effect as soon as the circumstances permit this to be taken into account.

  • 5 The decision referred to in paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 shall be published in accordance with the procedures to be laid down therein. It shall enter into force immediately after the publication.

  • 6 The decision, referred to in the first, third and fourth paragraphs, shall in any case be placed in the State Sheet .


Article 2 [ Enter into force at a time to be determined]

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Article 3 [ Enter into force at a time to be determined]

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Article 4 [ Enter into force at a time to be determined]

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Article 5

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  • 1 He who by action or failure to act is prohibited, as intended Article 2 , intentionally occurring, shall be punished by imprisonment of up to four years or of a fine of up to € 4 500.

  • 2 He to whose debt is due, that a ban, as intended in Article 2 , is being contravened, whether by himself or by another person, shall be punished with imprisonment or custody of a maximum of one year or a fine of up to € 2 250.

  • 3 The offences referred to in this Article shall be regarded as offences.

  • 4 This article also applies to facts, committed outside the Netherlands.

  • 5 Not punishable is the violation of a prohibition, as intended in Article 2 In the case of travel, travel or a series of trips abroad, if it can be assumed that, for five days immediately, prior notification of any such operation is likely to be carried out between the Member States, the Commission has not, as a result, been ship and the Netherlands may have been.


Article 6

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  • 1 He who is a condition, as intended in Article 4 (2) By failing to comply, intentionally or otherwise, by deliberate or deliberate action, which has not been complied with, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding four years, or of a fine of up to € 4 500.

  • 2 He to whose fault is due, that a condition, as intended in Article 4 (2) , not being complied with, shall be punished with imprisonment or imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine of up to € 2 250.

  • 3 The offences referred to in this Article shall be regarded as offences.

  • 4 This article also applies to facts, committed outside the Netherlands.


Article 7

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  • 1 With the detection of facts punishable by or under this State Act, without prejudice to: Article 141 of the Code of Criminal Procedure , in charge:

    • (a) officers of the Royal Navy, at the same time as the Corps of Marine Officers, and, in the case of officers, the officers of the Royal Marine Reserve, as well as in the service of the Corps;

    • b. The officials of the Shipping Inspect and the officials designated for that purpose by our Minister of Inspection Traffic and Water State and of Rijkswaterstaat;

    • (c) officials of Import duties and Excise duties;

    • d. de Nederlandsche consular officials.

  • 2 Proceedings-verbally drawn up by an official as referred to in subparagraph (d) shall be deemed to be legal means of proof, provided that they are confirmed by his written oath (pledge).


Article 8 [ Enter into force at a time to be determined]

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Article 9 [ Expired on 01-10-1994]

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Article 10

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This law can be cited under the title "Shipspace law 1939".


Article 11

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  • 1 The dates of entry into force of this Act are decided upon each time by our decision.

  • 2 The decision is to be taken in the State Sheet and in the Netherlands State Gazette placed. It shall enter into force as from the day of announcement in the State Sheet , unless the decision provides for a later date.

  • 3 Following the proclamation of a decision determining a time of entry into force of this Act, a proposal shall be made within fourteen days to the States-General to ratify the act. The proposal also mentions the length of time for which the law will be in force for the most part. If the proposal is withdrawn or rejected by one of the Chambers of the States-General, the decision shall be terminated forthwith.

  • 4 We reserve the power to determine at all times the outer entry into law of the law by decision. The provisions of the second paragraph shall apply.

  • 5 By way of derogation from the provisions of paragraph 1, this Act shall enter into force for the first time as from the day following that of its proclamation before the time of not more than one year.

Burdens and orders, which are in the State Sheet will be placed and that all the Ministerial Departments, Authorities, Colleges and Officials, who so concern, will keep their hands on the precise implementation.

Given in The Hague, the 24th of June 1939

WILHELMINA.

The Minister for Economic Affairs,

STEENBERGHE.

The Minister of Water,

J.v. BUUREN.

The Minister of Defence,

VAN DIJK.

Issued the thirst of June 1939.

The Minister of Justice,

C. GOSELING.