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London Local Authorities Act 2004

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26Provision of information to authorised officer

(1)This section applies where an authorised officer of a borough council has reasonable grounds for suspecting that any offence in respect of which the council may prosecute legal proceedings has been committed or attempted, or is being committed or attempted.

(2)If, on being requested by the authorised officer to furnish his name and address for service of a summons or fixed penalty notice, the relevant person—

(a)fails to furnish a name; or

(b)furnishes a false name; or

(c)furnishes a false address,

the relevant person shall, unless the authorised officer failed to produce his authorisation on making the request, be guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(3)In this section “the relevant person” means any person whom the authorised officer has reasonable grounds to suspect of having committed or having attempted to commit the offence or being in the course of committing or attempting to commit it.

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