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Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act 1926

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8Penalties for failure to give and misstatements in statutory statements

(1)If a person fails to give a statutory statement in such form (if any) as may be prescribed in any case where he is required by this Act so to do, he shall on summary conviction be liable, in the case of a first offence, to a fine not exceeding five pounds and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

(2)If on the sale of an article included in the first column of the First Schedule to this Act a person gives a statutory statement in which the particulars stated therein differ :—

(a)from the particulars marked or indicated by a mark placed on a parcel of the article in accordance with this Act; or

(b)in the case of an article delivered or consigned direct from a ship or quay to a purchaser, from the particulars entered in accordance with this Act in the seller's register; or

(c)in the case of an article which has not been on the premises of the seller, from the particulars stated in the statutory statement given to the seller in respect of the article;

he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act unless he proves that he took all reasonable steps to avoid committing the offence and that he acted without intent to defraud.

(3)If a person fails to add to a statutory statement any mark which by virtue of this Act is required to be added thereto, he shall on summary conviction be liable, in the case of a first offence, to a fine not exceeding five pounds and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence;, to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

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