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Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975

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14Power to require information as to interests in land

(1)For the purpose of enabling the Secretary of State to make any order or serve any notice which he is authorised or required by this Act to make or serve, he may require the occupier of any land and any person who either directly or indirectly receives rent in respect of any land to state in writing the nature of his interest therein and the name and address of any other person known to him as having an interest therein, whether as superior, owner, heritable creditor, lessee or otherwise.

(2)Any person who, having been required in pursuance of this section to give any information, fails, to give that information shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100.

(3)Any person who, having been so required to give any information, knowingly makes any misstatement in respect thereof shall be guilty of an offence and 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 both.

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