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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Offences of making false or misleading statements or false entries

18.—(1) A person who—

(a)in purported compliance with a requirement to furnish any information imposed by or under any provision of this Part, or

(b)for the purpose of obtaining for himself or another any grant of a licence, any modification of the conditions of a licence, any acceptance of the surrender of a licence or any transfer of a licence,

makes a statement which he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular, or recklessly makes any statement which is false or misleading in a material particular, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who intentionally makes a false entry in any record required to be kept by virtue of a licence shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this Article shall be liable—

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

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

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