In page 3, before Section 4 (2), to insert three new sub-sections as follow:—
(2) Whenever an inspector gives a direction under this section to the carrier prohibiting the export of any package of eggs, it shall be the duty of such inspector, where such carrier is not the owner of such package, to notify the consigner of such package of the giving of such direction.
(3) Every person who exports or attempts to export any package of eggs in respect of which a direction prohibiting the export of such package has been given by an inspector under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.
(4) Wherever a direction prohibiting the export of a package of eggs has been given to the carrier under this section and such package is, at the time such direction is given, actually loaded on a ship at a port in Saorstát Eireann, the carriage of such package on such ship shall not for the purpose of this section be deemed an exportation of such package if such carrier proves that such package was subsequently returned to and landed at the same port in Saorstát Eireann by him at the first available opportunity, and that between the time such package left and was landed at such port it was in the sole charge of such carrier and was not opened or interfered with in any way.
As I say these sub-sections do not materially alter the section as it stands, but give a certain amount of elasticity and prevent to some extent the danger of eggs being held up in large quantities at the port or on the quay.