HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 cc1376-7

Every person who wilfully or negligently turns or permits to enter into any sewer of the corporation or any drain communi- cating therewith any petroleum spirit or carbide of calcium from any workshop motor garage or other like premises shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds and to a daily penalty not exceeding five pounds.

Lieut.-Colonel J. WARD

I beg to move, after the word "pounds" ["not exceeding five pounds"], to insert the following new Sub-section: (2) In this Section the expression "petroleum spirit" means such crude petroleum oil made from petroleum, coal, shale, peat, or other bituminous substances and other products of petroleum and mixtures containing petroleum as when tested in manner set forth in Schedule 1 to the Petroleum Act, 1879, gives off an inflammable vapour at a temperature of less than seventy-three degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer. It is suggested that this interpretation is necessary to make the intention of the Bill perfectly clear and on behalf of the promoters I have been asked to move this Amendment.


I beg to second the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.