(1)(a) Where the trade carried on in a shop, not being a small shop, includes trade usually carried on in two or more classes of shops the shop shall be kept closed at all times when shops of any of such classes are required by this Act to be kept closed: Provided that it shall be lawful for the shop to be kept open at any such time if all goods therein, which are usually the subject of trade in a class or classes of shops required by this Act to be kept closed at that time, are partitioned off in the prescribed manner.(b) In any information alleging that a shop to which paragraph (a) applies was open at a time when it was required by this Act to be kept closed, it shall be a sufficient description of the offence charged to allege that the shop was of a specified class, being one of the classes included in the trade carried on in the shop, and was open at the time of the alleged offence, being a time when shops of such specified class are required by this Act to be kept closed.(2)(a) Where a shopkeeper of a shop to which the provisions of subsection (1) apply has within a period of three years been convicted three times for offences under section 86, the Industrial Relations Commission in Court Session may order that in respect of the shop while occupied by such shopkeeper and of any other shop to which the business of such shopkeeper may be transferred the provisions of the said subsection shall for such period as the Commission may determine operate as though the proviso to paragraph (a) of the said subsection were omitted, and the said subsection shall for the period so determined operate in accordance with the order of the Commission.(b) An application for an order under paragraph (a) shall be made by the Minister or by an inspector authorised in that behalf by the Minister.
Any such application shall be made as prescribed by regulations made under the Industrial Relations Act 1996.
An authority to make such application purporting to have been signed by the Minister shall be prima facie evidence of such authority without proof of the Minister’s signature.