1.   Short title and application.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Power to prescribe measures for control of mosquitoes.

   4.   Duties of occupiers.

   5.   Right of entry.

   6.   Prosecution of measures on lands.

   7.   Compensation.

   8.   Penalties.



An Act to prescribe measures for the control of mosquitoes.

[29th November, 1935]

Ord. No. 40 of 1935

1.   Short title and application

   This Act may be cited as the Mosquitoes (Control) Act, and shall apply to every township and minor settlement and, if the Minister so directs, to any area within two miles of the boundaries of a township or minor settlement and, if the Minister is satisfied that a source of infection to a populated area is situated outside the limit of two miles, to the area in which that source is situated.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "approved scheme" means a scheme approved by the Minister in pursuance of the provisions of section 6;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for health;

   "occupier" means in reference to the particular premises in respect of which the word is used any person occupying or residing in the premises, and includes any tenant, lodger or licensee;

   "Sanitary Authority" means–

   (a)   as respects townships, the officer appointed to carry out the duties of a Medical Officer of health in the township, and, as respects minor settlements, the medical Officer of Health of the locality in which that settlement is situated; and

   (b)   as respect other areas, any officer whom the Minister may in the order applying this Act to a specified area, or by any subsequent order, empower to carry out the provisions of the Act in that area, and, in default of that order, means the Medical Officer of Health of the locality in which that area is situated.

3.   Power to prescribe measures for control of mosquitoes

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