§ It shall not be lawful for any owner or person in charge ef a public conveyance or ship knowingly to convey therein, or for any other person knowingly to place therein, a person suffering from any infectious disease, or for a person 1112 suffering from any such disease to enter any public conveyance or ship, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten pounds; and if any person so suffering is conveyed in any public conveyance or ship, the owner or person in charge thereof, as soon as it comes to his knowledge, shall give notice to the local authority, and shall cause such conveyance or ship to be disinfected, and if he fails so to do he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five pounds, and such owner or person in charge shall be entitled to recover in a summary manner from the person so conveyed by him, or from the person causing that person to be so conveyed, a sum sufficient to cover any loss and expense incurred by him in connection with such disinfection. It shall be the duty of the local authority, when so requested by such owner or person in charge, to provide for the disinfection of the same, and they may do so free of charge. But nothing contained in this section shall prevent the removal by railway train or by boat of persons suffering from infectious disease, if they are conveyed within an ambulance, waggon, or other proper vehicle provided for the purpose by the local authority.
§ *LORD BALFOUR moved, after "public conveyance or ship," to insert the words, "and any person contravening any of the foregoing provisions."
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ *LORD BALFOUR moved to leave out the word "boat" in the sentence—"But nothing contained in this section shall prevent the removal by railway train or boat," etc., in order to insert instead thereof the word "ship."
§ Amendment agreed to; clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 97,—