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SECTION 97.- Order to. Prohibit use of Building for

Human Habitation.

Where. the nuisance proved to exist is such as to render a house or building, in the judgment of the court, unfit for human habitation, they may prohibit its use for that purpose until, in their judgment, it is rendered habitable. On the court being satisfied that it has been rendered habitable they may determine their previous order by another, declaring the house or building habitable. From the date of the order the house or building may be let or inhabited.

SECTION 105.- Complaint before Justice by Person

Agyrieved, Owner, &c.

Complaint may also be made to a justice of the existence of a nuisance under the Act on any premises within the district of a local authority by any person aggrieved by the nuisance, or by any inhabitant of the district, or by any owner of premises within the district, and thereupon the like proceedings are to be had with the like incidents and consequences as to making of orders, penalties for disobedience of orders, appeal, and otherwise, as in the case of a complaint relating to a nuisance made to a justice by the sanitary authority.

But the court may, if it thinks fit, adjourn the hearing or further hearing of the summons for an examination of the premises where the nuisance is alleged to exist, and may authorize the entry into the premises of any constable or other person for the purposes of the examination. The court may also authorize any constable or other person to do all the necessary acts for executing an order made under the provision above cited, and to recover the expenses from the person on whom the order is made in a summary manner.

Any constable or other person authorized as above has the like powers, and is subject to the like restrictions as if he were an officer of the sanitary authority authorized under the provisions of the 38 & 39 Vict. c. 55, relating to nuisances, to enter any premises and do any

acts thereon.

SECTION 109.-Overcrowding-Closing of House. Where two convictions against the provisions of any Act relating to the overcrowding of a house have taken place within a period of three months (whether the persons convicted were or were not the same) a court of summary jurisdiction may, on the application of the sanitary authority, direct the closing of the house for such period as the court may deem necessary.

SECTION 102.-Power of Entry by Sanitary

Authority.

The sanitary authority or any of their officers are to be admitted into any premises for the purpose of examining as to the existence of nuisances on them, at any time between the hours of 9 in the forenoon and 6 in the afternoon, or in the case of a nuisance arising in respect of any business, then at any hour when thebusinsss is in progress or is usually carried on.

Where a nuisance has been ascertained to exist, or an order of abatement or prohibition has been made, the sanitary authority or any of their officers have power of entry from time to time into the premises between the hours above mentioned, until the nuisance is abated, or the works ordered to be done are completed, as the case may be.

Where an order of abatement or prohibition has not been complied with, or has been infringed, the sanitary authority, or any of their officers, have power of entry from time to time at all reasonable hours, or at all hours during which business is in progress or is usually carried on, into the premises where the nuisance exists, in order to abate it.

If admission to premises for any of the abovementioned purposes is refused, any justice on complaint of the refusal on oath by any officer of the sanitary authority (made after reasonable notice in writing of the intention to make it has been given to the person having custody of the premises) may, by order under his hand, require the person having custody of the premises to admit the sanitary authority, or their officer, into the premises during the hours above mentioned. If no person having custody of the premises can be found, the justice must, on oath made before him of that fact, by order under his hand authorize the sanitary authority or any of their officers to enter the premises during the hours mentioned.

An order made by a justice under these provisions continues in force until the nuisance has been abated, or the work for which the entry was necessary has been done.

The sanitary authority may enter the premises to which an order for abatement of a nuisance relates, and may abate the nuisance, and do what is necessary in execution of the order. They may recover in a summary manner from the person on whom the order is made the expenses incurred by them.

SECTIONS 116 & 117.-Diseased Meat.

As to how to detect unsound meat, see Chapter VII.

The medical officer and inspector of nuisances may inspect and seize any unsound, unwholesome, or diseased food, and apply for an order for its destruction to the magistrates.

SECTION 120.-Disinfection.

If, upon

the certificate of their medical officer, or of any other legally qualified medical practitioner, the cleansing and disinfecting of a house or part of a house, and of any articles in it likely to retain infection, would tend to prevent or check infectious disease, they must give notice in writing to the owner or occupier to cleanse and disinfect.

If he fails to comply within the time specified in the notice, he is liable to a penalty of not less than 1s. and not exceeding 10s. for every day of continuing default, and the local authority must cause the house or part of the house and articles to be cleansed and disinfected, and may recover the expenses from the owner or occupier.

When the owner or occupier is, from poverty or otherwise, unable effectually to carry out these requirements, the local authority may, with his consent and at their own expense, cleanse and disinfect the house and any articles in it likely to retain infection.

SECTION 121.-Destruction of Bedding.

Any local authority may direct the destruction of bedding, clothing, or other articles exposed to infection from any dangerous infectious disorder, and may give compensation.

SECTION 123.-Conveyance of Infected Persons. Any local authority may provide carriages for the conveyance of persons suffering under any infectious disorder, and may pay the expense of conveyance to a hospital or other place of destination.

SECTION 124.—Removal of Infectious Cases.

A justice may, on the certificate of a legally qualified medical practitioner, order the removal, at the cost of the local authority, of any person suffering from any dangerous infectious disorder, being without proper lodging, or lodged in a room occupied by more than one family, or on board any ship.

Such order may be addressed to a constable or to an officer of the local authority. Penalty for wilfully disobeying or obstructing the execution of an order, £10 ur less.

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