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(1)Save as provided by subsections (2) to (5), a person who is not a licensed game dealer shall not—
(a)carry on the business of a game dealer; or
(b)expose for sale or agree or offer to sell, or sell, any game;
(c)agree or offer to buy, or buy, any game, otherwise than from a licensed game dealer.
(2)An innkeeper, or the proprietor of any hotel or restaurant, may sell for immediate consumption on his premises any game which he has lawfully procured.
(3)Any person having in force a game licence for a whole year may, at any place, agree or offer to sell, or sell, to any licenced game dealer game which he has lawfully killed or taken, or of which he is otherwise lawfully in possession.
(4)Any occupier of land may, at any place, agree or offer to sell, or sell, to any licensed game dealer any ground game killed or taken on that land by him, or by any person[F1 authorised by him to kill and take ground game]F1.
(5)The buying or selling of game by any employee or partner of a licensed game dealer acting in the usual course of the business of, and on behalf of or in association with, that licensed game dealer shall be deemed not to be a contravention of this section if it would have been lawful had it been transacted by the licensed game dealer himself.
(6)If any person acts in contravention of any of the provisions of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50, but it shall be a defence for a person charged under subsection (1)( c) to prove that the charge relates to a transaction entered into by him in good faith at premises at which a board, purporting to be the board of a licensed game dealer, was displayed.
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