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40 1934

INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL ACT, 1934

PART V.

Miscellaneous and General.

Restriction on manufacture of industrial alcohol.

14. —(1) It shall not be lawful for any person other than the Minister to manufacture industrial alcohol unless such industrial alcohol is manufactured under and in accordance with a licence granted by the Minister.

(2) The Minister may, if he so thinks fit, grant to any person a licence to manufacture industrial alcohol either generally or of a particular kind, quality, or strength and may attach to such licence such conditions (including conditions as to revocation) as he thinks fit.

(3) If any person manufactures industrial alcohol in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.

(4) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by or at the suit of the Minister as prosecutor.

(5) Nothing in this section or in any licence granted thereunder shall be construed as authorising any person who is the holder of such licence to manufacture at any time industrial alcohol to which such licence relates unless such person is also the holder of an Excise licence authorising him to manufacture spirits.

(6) The Control of Manufactures Act, 1932 (No. 21 of 1932), as amended or extended by any subsequent enactment, shall not apply in respect of the manufacture, under and in accordance with a licence granted under this section, of industrial alcohol of the kind to which such licence relates, or in respect of the adapting for sale by the holder of such licence of such industrial alcohol or any by-product derived in the course of manufacture of such industrial alcohol.

Industrial Alcohol Advisory Board.

15. —(1) As soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, the Minister shall by order establish an advisory body (to be called and known as the Industrial Alcohol Advisory Board and in this section referred to as the Board) for giving advice to the Minister in relation to such matters (being matters relating to the undertaking) as the Minister may specify in such order, and shall by such order provide for the constitution of the Board and for the appointment and tenure of office of members of the Board and for any other matter in relation to the Board which, in the opinion of the Minister, it is advisable to provide by such order.

(2) The Minister may from time to time by order amend the order required to be made by the immediately preceding sub-section.

(3) The Minister may, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, pay to any member of the Board such remuneration as he may, with the sanction of the Minister for Finance, fix.

(4) There shall be paid by the Minister out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas to every member of the Board payments in respect of travelling expenses and subsistence allowance to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance.

Sale of land and undertaking.

16. —(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, sell any land acquired by him under this Act and also the good will, stock in trade, and other assets of the undertaking at such price as he may think proper.

(2) Any moneys received on a sale under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.

Reports by the Minister.

17. —The Minister shall as soon as may be after the end of the financial year ending on the 31st day of March, 1935, and every subsequent financial year prepare and lay before each House of the Oireachtas a report of his proceedings under this Act during such financial year.

Accounts of undertaking carried on by the Minister.

18. —The Minister shall cause to be kept, in respect of the undertaking, all proper and usual accounts, in such form as shall be approved of by the Minister for Finance, of all moneys received or expended by him.

Financial provisions.

19. —(1) All expenses incurred by the Minister in carrying this Act into execution shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

(2) All moneys received by the Minister under this Act in respect of the sale of industrial alcohol and any by-products derived in the course of manufacture of industrial alcohol shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.