Volume VII
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Requisitioning of equipment for temporary use by Government.

3. Period of temporary use of equipment not to exceed thirty days in year.

4. Prevention of or obstruction to taking possession of equipment.

5. Claims to the compensation payable under this Act.

6. Determination of compensation in respect of claim.

7. Appeal from a determination of compensation under section 6.

8. Payment of compensation.

9. Manner in which notice or direction may be served on persons.

10. Interpretation.

4 of 1971.

AN ACT to requisition motor vehicles, agricultural plants, machinery and equipment for temporary use by the government for certain purposes, for the payment of compensation, therefor and for matters connected, therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 21st January, 1971]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Requisitioning of Motor Vehicles and Agricultural Equipment Act.

2. Requisitioning of equipment for temporary use by Government.

(1) Where the competent authority is satisfied that any motor vehicle, agricultural plant, machinery or equipment (hereinafter referred to as "equipment”), is required for the purpose of or in connection with any scheme for the importation, storage, purchase, sale, supply, distribution, transport or cultivation of any agricultural product, he may, by notice (hereinafter referred to as "requisitioning notice”), served on the owner or person in whose possession or custody such equipment is, requisition such equipment for the temporary use of the Government.

(2) Where a requisitioning notice has been served under subsection (1) on any person, it shall be lawful for any officer authorised by the competent authority (hereinafter referred to as an "authorised officer”) to take possession of the equipment to which the notice relates on behalf of the competent authority.

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