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   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Establishment of Industrial Licensing Board.

   3.   Secretary to the board.

   4.   Meetings of the board.

   5.   Licences required.

   6.   Grant of licences.

   7.   Publication of applications.

   8.   Objections.

   9.   Inquiry.

   10.   Refund of fee.

   11.   Revocation of licence.

   12.   Appeals.

   13.   Regulations.

   14.   Offences and penalties.

   15.   Application of Act.

      Schedule   Scheduled articles.


Commencement: 1 August, 1969.

   An Act to control the establishment of industries and for other purposes connected therewith.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the Industrial Licensing Board established under section 2;

   (b)   "cottage industry" means, in relation to the manufacture of any scheduled article, any single unit of industry in which—

      (i)   no more than 10 workers are employed;

      (ii)   no prime mover is utilised;

   (c)   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   (d)   "licence" means a licence issued under this Act;

   (e)   "manufacture" means to subject any physical matter to any process—

      (i)   which materially changes the matter in substance, character or appearance; and

      (ii)   which results in the matter, after being so processed, being a scheduled article, whether or not it was such an article before the process;

   (f)   "Minister" means the Minister to whom functions under this Act are assigned;

   (g)   "secretary" means the secretary to the Industrial Licensing Board; and

   (h)   "scheduled article" means any article falling within any class of product specified in the Schedule to this Act.

2.   Establishment of Industrial Licensing Board.

   (1) There shall be established a board to be known as the Industrial Licensing Board.

   (2) The board shall consist of a chairperson, a public officer nominated by the Minister responsible for foreign affairs and not less than two nor more than four other members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister.

   (3) A member of the board shall hold office for a term of two years but shall be eligible for reappointment.

   (4) A member of the board may resign his or her office by giving notice in writing addressed to the Minister, and as from the date specified in the notice, or, if no date is specified, from the date of the receipt of the notice, that person shall cease to be a member of the board.

   (5) The Minister may remove any member of the board from office for inability to perform the functions of his or her office or for any other sufficient cause.

3.   Secretary to the board.

   (1) The Minister shall appoint a public officer to be the secretary to the board, but the secretary shall not be a member of the board.

   (2) All applications and other documents which are intended to be considered by the board shall be lodged with the secretary, and all acts and decisions of the board shall be signified through the secretary.

   (3) The secretary shall give effect to any orders given to him or her by the board in exercise of its functions under this Act.

4.   Meetings of the board.

   (1) The board shall meet for the discharge of its functions under this Act at such place and time as the chairperson may appoint.

   (2) The chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the board; and where the chairperson is absent from any meeting a member of the board nominated by the chairperson, or if no member is nominated, such member of the board as the members present shall appoint, shall preside.

   (3) The quoru

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