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The Quality Meat Scotland Order 2008

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15.—(1) A person guilty of an offence under this Order is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(2) Proceedings for an offence under paragraph (1) may be brought–

(a)within six months after the contravention occurred;

(b)in the case of a continuous contravention, within six months after the last date of such contravention,

(3) The entire period of the contravention under paragraph (2)(b) may be included in any prosecution provided that the commencement of such proceedings is not more than 2 years after the date on which the offence was committed.

(4) Where a body corporate is guilty of an offence under this Order, and that offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of–

(a)any director, manager, secretary or other similar person of the body corporate; or

(b)any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity,

that individual is guilty of the offence as well as the body corporate.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (4), “director”, in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body corporate.

(6) Where an offence under this Order that has been committed by a partnership is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, a partner, that partner as well as the partnership is guilty of the offence.

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