CHAPTER 222
SPIRITS ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Caoutchoucinized spirits.

PART II

   4.   [Repealed.]

PART III
IMPORT OF INDUSTRIAL SPIRITS

A. General Provisions

   5.   Interpretation.

   6.   Import of industrial spirits.

   7.   Purposes for which spirits may be imported.

   8.   Nature and labelling of containers.

   9.   Samples may be taken.

   10.   Non-caoutchoucinized spirits may be caoutchoucinized.

B.   Non-caoutchoucinized Spirits (other than Power Alcohol)

   11.   Ports at which non-caoutchoucinized spirits may be imported.

   12.   Importer of non-caoutchoucinized spirits to make a declaration.

   13.   How non-caoutchoucinized spirits may be released from Customs.

   14.   Saving in the case of power alcohol.

C. Caoutchoucinized Spirits and Power Alcohol

   15.   Ports at which caoutchoucinized spirits may be imported.

   16.   Spirits not conforming to formula may be confiscated.

PART IV
SALE OF NON-CAOUTCHOUCINIZED SPIRITS (OTHER THAN POWER ALCOHOL)

   17.   Appointment of licensing officers.

   18.   Dealers in non-caoutchoucinized spirits to be licensed.

   19.   Issue and duration of licences.

   20.   Records to be kept by licensed dealers.

   21.   Certain spirits to be purchased only under permit.

   22.   Police officers may enter premises, take samples and examine records.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   23.   Containers to be labelled.

   24.   Prohibition of purification of methylated spirits.

   25.   Penalties.

   26.   Rules.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 222
THE SPIRITS ACT

An Act to make better provisions for controlling the manufacture of spirits and the import, sale, purchase, consumption, storage and use of industrial spirits.

[1st October, 1940]

Ords Nos.
3 of 1940
2 of 1958
[R.L. Cap. 222]

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Spirits Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Comptroller of Customs" includes any officer of Customs to whom the Comptroller of Customs has delegated his powers for any of the purposes of this Act.

   "industrial spirits" means rectified spirits and any spirits to which has been added methyl alcohol, pyridine, aniline dye, caoutchoucine or any other substance whether of a similar nature to the foregoing or not for the purpose of making the mixture unfit for use as a beverage, whether or not the resultant mixture is in fact capable of being so used or not, and includes power alcohol;

   "Minister" means the minister responsible for Industries;

   "non-caoutchoucinized spirits" means industrial spirits of any description which have not been caoutchoucinized in accordance with the provisions of section 3;

   "power alcohol" means spirits of one of the kinds enumerated in the First Schedule or of such other kind as the Minister may by order direct;

   "rectified spirits" means spirits which have been purified and refined by distillation and contain approximately ninety percent of pure alcohol.

3.   Caoutchoucinized spirits

   (1) Caoutchoucinized spirits means plain spirits of a strength not lower than fifty degrees over proof which has been caoutchoucinized in accordance with the formula prescribed in the Second Schedule to this Act.

   (2) The Minister may, by order, alter or amend the formula prescribed in the Second Schedule.

PART II (s 4)

4.   Repealed

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