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Mines and Quarries (Tips) Act 1969

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12Information relating to disused tips

(1)For the purpose of enabling a local authority to assess whether a disused tip which is situated wholly or partly within its area is stable and whether any instability of the tip is or is likely to constitute a danger to members of the public, the local authority may, by notice served on the owner of the tip or on any other person who the authority has reason to believe may be able to assist it, require him, within such time, not being less than fourteen days, as may be specified in the notice, to produce to the authority such documents in his possession or control (whether in the form of maps, surveys, plans, records of work or otherwise and whether relating to the tip itself or the land on which it is situated) as may be so specified.

(2)Any person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with a notice under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100, and any person who, in pursuance of such a notice.—

(a)with intent to deceive, produces any document or gives any information which is false in a material particular, or,

(b)knowingly or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £400 or, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or to both.

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