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The Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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[F1 Offences in connection with reportingN.I.

10A.(1) If a report is published or included in a relevant programme in contravention of Article 10 each of the following persons is guilty of an offence—

(a)in the case of a publication of a written report as part of a newspaper or periodical, any proprietor, editor or publisher of the newspaper or periodical;

(b)in the case of a publication of a written report otherwise than as part of a newspaper or periodical, the person who publishes it;

(c)in the case of the inclusion of a report in a relevant programme, any body corporate which is engaged in providing the service in which the programme is included and any person having functions in relation to the programme corresponding to those of an editor of a newspaper.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this Article is liable on summary conviction to a fine of an amount not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(3) Proceedings for an offence under this Article shall not be instituted otherwise than by or with the consent of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

(4) Paragraph (16) of Article 10 applies for the purposes of this Article as it applies for the purposes of that.]

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F1Arts. 10, 10A substituted (4.7.1996 with application as mentioned in Sch. 3 para. 8 of the amending Act) for art. 10 by Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25), s. 72, Sch. 3 para. 7 (as modified in its application to Northern Ireland by Sch. 4 para. 35)

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