9Forgery of certificates of compliance

(1)Any person who, with intent to deceive—

(a)forges, or alters, or uses or lends to, or allows to be used by, any other person, a certificate of compliance, or

(b)makes or has in his possession any document so closely resembling a certificate of compliance as to be calculated to deceive,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(i)on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both ;

(ii)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £200.

(2)In the application of this section to England, Wales and Northern Ireland " forges " means forges within the meaning of the Forgery Act 1913.