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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Transboundary Movements) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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7.—(1) It shall be an offence for a person–

(a)to contravene, or to fail to comply with, any specified Community provision;

(b)to obstruct an inspector in the exercise of a power conferred by regulation 5 and Schedule 2;

(c)without reasonable excuse to fail to comply with any requirement imposed under regulation 5 and Schedule 2, or regulation 6;

(d)knowingly or recklessly to make a statement or furnish any information that is false or misleading in a material particular where the statement is made or the information is furnished in purported compliance with–

(i)any requirement imposed by the specified Community provisions; or

(ii)a requirement an inspector made for a purpose in connection with the execution or enforcement of these Regulations or the Council Regulation; or

(e)intentionally to make a false entry in any record required to be kept under the Council Regulation.

(2) It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under paragraph (1) to prove that that person took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence by that person or another person under that person’s control.

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