Tin and Tin-Ore (Disclosure of Smelters’ Stocks) Act

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 7 of 1934)

(30th March 1987)
An Act for the disclosure of the stocks of tin and tin-ore held by smelters.
[4th May 1934]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Tin and Tin-Ore (Disclosure of Smelters’ Stocks) Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Controller” means the Controller appointed by the President under section 3;
“smelter” includes a person who keeps any factory or place for the purpose of smelting or otherwise treating tin or tin-ore;
“treat”, with its grammatical variations, means to subject to any process whereby chemical or physical change takes place in the substance subjected thereto;
“tin-ore” shall be deemed to include any mineral or admixture of minerals containing more than 4% of metallic tin.
Appointment of officers
3.  The President may appoint a Controller and such other officer or officers as he may consider necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act and of any rules made thereunder and may prescribe their powers and duties.
Disclosure of stocks
4.  Every smelter shall furnish to the Controller, at such time or times as may be prescribed by the Controller, returns of stocks within his ownership, possession, custody or control of tin and of tin-ore and any intermediate product of smelting with an estimate of their tin content.
Refusing to furnish returns or furnishing false returns
5.  Any person who refuses or neglects to furnish the returns referred to in section 4 or wilfully furnishes returns which are false in any material particular shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction by a District Court to a fine not exceeding $2,000.
Disclosure of returns
6.—(1)  The Minister may make such use or disclosure as he thinks fit of the returns supplied under section 4.
(2)  Any person, other than the Minister, who publishes or communicates to any person any information which, to his knowledge, has been furnished under section 4 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction by a District Court to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.
7.—(1)  The Minister may make rules for carrying into effect the objects of this Act, and may prescribe a penalty not exceeding $50 for any breach thereof.
(2)  All rules made under this Act shall be published in the Gazette and shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication and if a resolution is passed pursuant to a motion notice whereof has been given for a sitting day not later than the first available sitting day of Parliament next after the expiry of 3 months from the date when the rules are so presented annulling the rules or any part thereof as from a specified date, the rules or such part thereof as the case may be shall thereupon become void as from that date but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder or to the making of new rules.