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Red Meat Industry (Wales) Measure 2010

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12Offences committed by bodies or partnerships

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(1)Where a body corporate is guilty of an offence under this Measure, and that offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of,—

(a)any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate; or

(b)any person purporting to act in any such capacity,

that person is guilty of the offence as well as the body corporate, and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

(2)For the purposes of this section “director” (“cyfarwyddwr”) in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body corporate.

(3)Proceedings for an offence alleged to have been committed under this Measure by an unincorporated body are to be brought in the name of that body (and not in that of any of its members) and, for the purposes of any such proceedings, any rules of court relating to the service of documents have effect as if that body were a corporation.

(4)Any fine imposed on an unincorporated body on its conviction of an offence under this Measure is to be paid out of the funds of that body.

(5)If an unincorporated body is charged with an offence under this Measure, section 33 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 (c. 86) and Schedule 3 to the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43) have effect as if a corporation had been charged.

(6)Where an offence under this Measure committed by an unincorporated body (other than a partnership) is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or attributable to any neglect on the part of, any officer of the body or any member of its governing body, that person as well as the body is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

(7)Where an offence under this Measure committed by a partnership or a Scottish partnership is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, a partner, that partner as well as the partnership is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

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