HL Deb 12 May 1896 vol 40 c1111

Any person letting for hire, or showing for the purpose of letting for hire, any house or part of a house, who, on being questioned by any person negotiating for the hire, as to the fact of there being, or within six weeks previously having been, therein any person suffering from any infectious disease, knowingly makes a false answer to such question, shall be liable, at the discretion of the sheriff, magistrate, or justice, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a period not exceeding one month.

*LORD BALFOUR moved to leave out "with or without hard labour."

Amendment agreed to; clause, as amended ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 60,—