Search Legislation

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Forgery of documents etc

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

36.—(1) A person who, with intent to deceive—

(a)forges, alters or uses a document or other thing to which this section applies;

(b)lends to, or allows to be used by, any other person a document or other thing to which this section applies; or

(c)makes or has in the person’s possession any document or other thing so closely resembling a document or other thing to which this section applies as to be calculated to deceive;

is guilty of an offence.

(2) This section applies to—

(a)any operator’s licence;

(b)any document, plate, mark or other thing by which, in pursuance of regulations, a vehicle is to be identified as being authorised to be used, or as being used, under an operator’s licence;

(c)any document evidencing the authorisation of any person by the Department for the purposes of this Act;

(d)any certificate of qualification under section 49;

(e)any international road haulage permit; and

(f)such other documents or things as are prescribed.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine or to both.

(4) In subsection (1) “forges” means makes a false document or other thing in order that it may be used as genuine.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources