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The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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Personal liability of authorised officers

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

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

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

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

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) is to be construed as relieving the Scottish Ministers 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 enforcement authority which authorised the authorised officer 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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