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The Beef Labelling (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Protection of officers acting in good faith

7.—(1) No authorised officer shall be personally liable in respect of any act done–

(a)in the execution or purported execution of these Regulations; and

(b)within the scope of that officer’s employment,

if the authorised officer did that act in the honest belief that these Regulations required it to be done.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) above shall be construed as relieving the Scottish Ministers or the relevant local authority from any liability in respect of the acts of authorised officers.

(3) Where an action has been brought against an authorised officer in respect of an act–

(a)in the execution or purported execution of these Regulations; and

(b)outside the scope of that officer’s employment,

the Scottish Ministers or the relevant local authority may indemnify the authorised officer against the whole or part of any damages which that officer has been ordered to pay or any costs which that officer may have incurred if they are satisfied that that officer honestly believed that the act complained of was within the scope of that officer’s employment.

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