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Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

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[F1Powers of officersF1]N.I.

11.  Para. 1 rep. by 2004 NI 19

(2) Every officer[F1 acting for the purposes of this Order]F1 may—

(a)after giving reasonable notice, require the production of, and inspect and take copies of, wages sheets or other records of wages paid to workers employed in agriculture;

(b)at all reasonable times and, in the case of a dwelling-house, after giving reasonable notice, enter any premises or place for the purpose of such inspection or for the enforcement of this Order; and

(c)require any such worker, or the employer of any such worker or any agent of the employer, to give any information which it is in that person's power to give with respect to the employment of the worker or the wages paid to the worker.

(3) If any person—

(a)hinders or molests any officer acting in the exercise of his powers under this Article; or

(b)refuses to produce any document or give any information which any such officer lawfully requires him to produce or give; or

(c)produces or causes to be produced, or knowingly allows to be produced, any wages sheet, record or other document which he knows to be false in any material particular to any such officer; or

(d)furnishes any information which he knows to be false to any such officer;

that person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F2 level 2 on the standard scale]F2 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Para. 4 rep. by 2004 NI 19

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