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(1)A person who—
(a)intentionally obstructs a council officer who is acting in the proper exercise of the officer’s functions under this Part, or
(b)without reasonable cause fails to comply with any requirement made by such an officer who is so acting,
commits an offence.
(2)A person who, in giving any information which is properly required by a council officer, makes a statement which is false in a material particular commits an offence.
(3)A person does not commit an offence under subsection (2) if—
(a)the person did not know the material particular was false, and
(b)the person had reasonable grounds to believe that it was true.
(4)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
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