REGULATIONS, Dated JULY 2, 1926, Made by the Secretary of State UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE POLICE, FACTORIES, &c. (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1916 (6 & 7 GEO. 5. C. 31), WITH REGARD TO STREET COLLECTIONS OF MONEY OR THE SALE OF ARTICLES FOR OTHER THAN TRADE PURPOSES.

Publication Date:January 01, 1926
 
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1926No. 848

METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT

5. Street Collections

REGULATIONS, DATED JULY 2, 1926, MADE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE POLICE, FACTORIES, &C. (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1916 (6 & 7 GEO. 5. C. 31), WITH REGARD TO STREET COLLECTIONS OF MONEY OR THE SALE OF ARTICLES FOR OTHER THAN TRADE PURPOSES.

By virtue of the powers conferred upon me by Section 5 of the Police, Factories, &c. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1916, I, being the Police Authority for the Metropolitan Police District, hereby revoke as from the 1st October, 1926, the Regulations dated 15th September, 1923,(a) with respect to the places where and the conditions under which persons may be permitted in any street or public place within the Metropolitan Police District to collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes, and make the following Regulations in place thereof which shall come into force on the 1st October, 1926.

1. No collection of money (other than a collection taken at an open-air meeting) or sale of any article shall be made in any street or public place within the Metropolitan Police District unless the society, committee, or other body of persons responsible for such collection or sale shall have obtained from the Commissioner of Police a permit for such collection or sale. All applications for permits shall be referred to an Advisory Committee appointed by the Commissioner and approved by the Secretary of State.

2. Application for a permit shall be made in writing in the form contained in the Schedule hereto not later than the first day of the month preceding that month in which it is proposed to hold the collection or sale, and every application shall be made in the name of a committee or other body consisting of not less than three persons, who shall be jointly responsible for the collection or sale.

(a) S.R. & O. 1923 (No. 1133), p. 558.

Provided that in the Commissioner's discretion the period of notice may be reduced in any particular case or class of cases if he is satisfied that there are special reasons for this course.

3. No collection or sale shall be made except upon the day and between the hours and in the districts streets or places mentioned in the permit, and no permit of a continuous character shall be granted.

4. No person may assist or take part in any collection or sale without the written authority of the committee or body of persons to whom a permit has been granted. Every person so authorised shall produce such written authority forthwith for inspection by any Police Officer on demand.

5. No collection or sale shall be made in any part of the carriage-way of any street; nor shall any collection or sale be made on the footway or in any public place to the obstruction or annoyance of any person in such street or public place.

6. All persons acting as collectors or vendors shall occupy a stationary position at some place on the footway. Not more than two persons shall act as collectors or vendors at the same place, and no person shall collect money or sell articles within 30 yards of the place where any other person or persons are collecting or selling.

7. No person under the age of 18 years shall act or be permitted to act as a collector or vendor.

8. No collector or vendor shall use a table for the purpose of any collection or sale so as to cause or be likely to cause obstruction. No table used shall exceed 30 inches in length and 20 inches in width.

9. No collector or vendor shall use a box or other receptacle at the end of a pole intended to reach upper windows or the roofs of conveyances.

10. No collector or vendor shall be accompanied by any animal.

11. No collector or vendor shall importune any person to the annoyance of such person.

12. Every collector or vendor shall carry and present to all contributors or purchasers for the reception of money contributions a box or other receptacle numbered and securely closed and sealed in such a way as to prevent the same being opened or the money extracted without such seal being broken, and into this box or other receptacle all money received shall be immediately placed. All such boxes or receptacles shall be numbered consecutively. Every collector or vendor shall deliver his boxes or other receptacles with the seals unbroken to one of the persons responsible for the proper application of the money received.

13. A collector or vendor shall not carry any collecting box, receptacle or tray which does not bear displayed prominently thereon the name of the fund for which the collection or sale is being made with the date of the collection nor any box or other receptacle which is not duly numbered.

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