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PART 4ENFORCEMENT, OFFENCES AND RECOVERY OF GRANT

Offences

14.—(1) It is an offence for any person to—

(a)obstruct an authorised person (or a person accompanying an authorised person and acting under the authorised person’s instructions) in the exercise of a power conferred by regulation 11 or 12;

(b)fail without reasonable excuse to comply with a request for assistance made under regulation 13; or

(c)knowingly or recklessly supply to any person acting in execution of these Regulations any information that is false or misleading in any material particular.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1)(b) is to be construed as requiring any person to answer any question if to do so might incriminate that person.

(3) A person who commits an offence under paragraph (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.