Electricity Supply (Meters) Act 1936

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1936 c. 20


Electricity Supply (Meters) Act, 1936

(26 Geo. 5 & 1 Edw. 8) CHAPTER 20.

An Act to make better provision for the measurement of electricity supplied by authorised undertakers.

[29th May 1936]

B E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Appointment of examiners, &c.

1 Appointment of examiners, &c.

(1) Not later than the appointed day the Electricity Commissioners shall appoint and thereafter keep appointed a sufficient number of competent and impartial persons as meter examiners who shall be charged with the examination and certifying of meters used or intended to be used in connection with the supply of electricity by authorised undertakers, and such meter examiners shall comply with any directions given by the Electricity Commissioners as to the exercise and performance of their powers and duties.

(2) Any officer or servant appointed by the Electricity Commissioners under subsection (7) of section one of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919 , may be appointed to act as a meter examiner.

(3) The Electricity Commissioners may prescribe the fees to be paid to meter examiners by any consumer or the undertakers as the case may be in respect of the certifying or examination of any meter and may prescribe different fees in relation to different areas:

Provided that any fees taken by a meter examiner being also an officer or servant of the Electricity Commissioners appointed under subsection (2) of this section shall be paid by him into the fund established by the Electricity Commissioners under subsection (3) of section twenty-nine of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919.

(4) Subject as hereinafter provided, meter examiners appointed under this Act shall have the powers and duties in relation to meters which are conferred or imposed on electric inspectors by sections fifty, fifty-one and fifty-seven of the Schedule of 1899 and such powers and duties shall cease to be exercised by electric inspectors accordingly, and the said sections fifty, fifty-one and fifty-seven shall have effect in relation to meters as if references to a meter examiner appointed under this Act were substituted for references to an electric inspector under the Special Order, to an electric inspector appointed under the Special Order or to an electric inspector:

Provided that this subsection shall, in its application to the administrative county of London, have effect as if for the words ‘fifty-one and fifty-seven’, in each place where those words occur in this subsection, there were substituted the words ‘and fifty-one’.

S-2 Apparatus for meter testing, &c.

2 Apparatus for meter testing, &c.

(1) Subject as hereinafter provided, it shall be the duty of any authorised undertakers to provide, and to maintain in proper condition, such suitable apparatus as may be prescribed or approved by the Electricity Commissioners for the examination, testing and regulating of meters used or intended to be used in connection with the supply of electricity by those undertakers, and to afford to meter examiners appointed under this Act all necessary facilities for the use of the said apparatus for...

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