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13.—(1) If the vehicle is carrying any relevant goods for delivery to a buyer in pursuance of, or of an agreement for, a sale of such goods, then before the journey begins, there shall be delivered to the person in charge of the vehicle a document such as is described in sub-paragraph (2); and if this sub-paragraph is contravened the seller shall be guilty of an offence.N.I.

(2) The document referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is a document signed by or on behalf of the seller stating—

(a)the name and address of the seller;

(b)the name of the buyer and the address of the premises to which the goods to which the document relates are being delivered;

(c)the type of the said goods;

(d)subject to sub-paragraph (3), the aggregate net weight of the said goods; and

(e)where any of the said goods are made up in containers—

(i)the number of those containers; and

(ii)except in circumstances such as are described in paragraph 3(3), the net weight of the goods in each of those containers.

(3) Where the whole of the vehicle's load consists of relevant goods not made up in containers and is being delivered to the same person at the same premises, the statement referred to in sub-paragraph (2)( d) shall not be required at any time while the vehicle is travelling between the place where it was loaded and the nearest suitable and available weighing equipment if the document aforesaid states that the quantity of the relevant goods is to be expressed by net weight determined by means of that equipment and specifies the place at which the equipment is situated.

(4) In any case to which sub-paragraph (3) applies, the person in charge of the vehicle at the time when the net weight of the relevant goods is determined shall forthwith add to the document aforesaid a statement of that net weight, and if he fails so to do he shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) If the vehicle is carrying relevant goods to which sub-paragraph (1) applies for delivery to each of two or more buyers—

(a)that sub-paragraph shall apply separately in relation to each of those buyers; and

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (6), the relevant goods for delivery to each respectively of those buyers shall be carried on the vehicle made up separately in containers or in separate compartments;

and if head ( b) is contravened the seller shall be guilty of an offence.

(6) Sub-paragraph (5)( b) shall not apply where the vehicle is constructed or adapted for the mechanical making up in containers of the fuel carried thereon and incorporates weighing equipment approved by the Department for that purpose nor shall it apply in circumstances such as are described in paragraph 3(3)( b).

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