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Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Customs and Excise Control Areas

19 Appointment of ports, etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may by order made by statutory instrument appoint and name as a port for the purposes of customs and excise any area in the United Kingdom specified in the order.

(2)The appointment of any port for those purposes made before 1st August 1952 may be revoked, and the name or limits of any such port may be altered, by an order under subsection (1) above as if the appointment had been made by an order under that subsection.

(3)The Commissioners may in any port from time to time appoint boarding stations for the purpose of the boarding of or disembarkation from ships by officers.

[F120 Approval of wharvesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may approve, for such periods and subject to such conditions and restrictions as they think fit, places for the loading or unloading of goods or of any class or description of goods.

(2)The Commissioners may at any time for reasonable cause revoke or vary the terms of any approval given under this section.

(3)This section shall not apply in relation to goods imported on or after 1st January 1992 from a place outside the customs territory of the Community [F2or to any goods which are moving under the procedure specified in [F3Article 165 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92 and Article 311 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2454/93]] (transit procedures)] .

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F1Ss. 20 and 20(A) substituted (01.01.1992) for s. 20 by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(3)

F2Words in s. 20(3) added (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3095, reg. 3(2).

F3Words in s. 20(3) substituted (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3014, reg. 2(2).

F420(A). Approved wharvesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, references to an approved wharf are to—

(a)a place approved under section 20 above; or

(b)a place specified or approved under [F5Article 46 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92](equivalent provision for goods imported on or after 1st January 1992 from a place outside the customs territory of the Community), other than an examination station.

(2)Any person contravening or failing to comply with any condition or restriction attaching to an approval by virtue of which a place is an approved wharf shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of level 3 on the standard scale.

(3)An officer may at any time enter an approved wharf and inspect it and any goods for the time being at the wharf.

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F4Ss. 20 and 20(A) substituted (01.01.1992) for s. 20 by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(3)

F5Words in s. 20(A) substituted (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3014, reg. 2(3).

21 Control of movement of aircraft, etc. into and out of the United Kingdom.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Save as permitted by the Commissioners, the commander of an aircraft entering the United Kingdom from a place outside the United Kingdom shall not cause or permit the aircraft to land—

(a)for the first time after its arrival in the United Kingdom; or

(b)at any time while it is carrying passengers or goods brought in that aircraft from a place outside the United Kingdom and not yet cleared,

at any place other than a customs and excise airport.

[F6(1A)Subsection (1) above shall not apply by virtue only of the fact that the aircraft is carrying goods brought in it from a place outside the customs territory of the Community.]

(2)Save as permitted by the Commissioners, no person importing [F7from a place within the customs territory of the Community] or concerned in [F7so] importing any goods in any aircraft shall bring the goods into the United Kingdom at any place other than a customs and excise airport.

(3)Save as permitted by the Commissioners—

(a)no person shall depart on a flight to a place or area outside the United Kingdom from any place in the United Kingdom other than a customs and excise airport; and

(b)the commander of any aircraft engaged in a flight from a customs and excise airport to a place or area outside the United Kingdom shall not cause or permit it to land at any place in the United Kingdom other than a customs and excise airport specified in the application for clearance for that flight.

(4)Subsections (1) to (3) above shall not apply in relation to any aircraft flying from or to any place or area outside the United Kingdom to or from any place in the United Kingdom which is required by or under any enactment relating to air navigation, or is compelled by accident, stress of weather or other unavoidable cause, to land at a place other than a customs and excise airport; but, subject to subsection (5) below,—

(a)the commander of any such aircraft—

(i)shall immediately report the landing to an officer or constable and shall on demand produce to him the journey log book belonging to the aircraft,

(ii)shall not without the consent of an officer permit any goods carried in the aircraft to be unloaded from, or any of the crew or passengers to depart from the vicinity of, the aircraft, and

(iii)shall comply with any directions given by an officer with respect to any such goods; and

(b)no passenger or member of the crew shall without the consent of an officer or constable leave the immediate vicinity of any such aircraft.

[F8(4A)Subsection 4(a)(ii) and (iii) above shall not apply in relation to goods brought in the aircraft from a place outside the customs territory of the Community.]

(5)Nothing in subsection (4) above shall prohibit—

(a)the departure of passengers or crew from the vicinity of an aircraft; or

(b)the removal of goods from an aircraft,

where that departure or removal is necessary for reasons of health, safety or the preservation of life or property.

(6)Any person contravening or failing to comply with any provision of this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F9level 4 on the standard scale], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both.

(7)In this Act “customs and excise airport” means an aerodrome for the time being designated as a place for the landing or departure of aircraft for the purposes of the customs and excise Acts by an order made by the Secretary of State with the concurrence of the Commissioners which is in force under an Order in Council made in pursuance of [F10section 60 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982].

[F11(8)References in this section to a place or area outside the United Kingdom do not include references to a place or area in the Isle of Man and in subsection (3)(b) above the reference to a place in the United Kingdom includes a reference to a place in the Isle of Man.]

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F6S. 21(1A) inserted (01.01.1992) by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(4)(a)

F7Words in s. 21(2) inserted (01.01.1992) by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(4)(b)

F8S. 21(4A) inserted (01.01.1992) by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(5)

F9Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

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[F1222 Approval of examination stations at customs and excise airportsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may approve, for such periods and subject to such conditions and restrictions as they think fit, a part of, or a place at, any customs and excise airport for the loading and unloading of goods and the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers.

(2)The Commissioners may at any time for reasonable cause revoke or vary the terms of any approval given under this section.

(3)This section shall not apply in relation to goods imported on or after 1st January 1992 from a place outside the customs territory of the Community or to any goods which are moving under the procedure specified in [F13Article 165 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92 and Article 311 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2454/93]](transit procedures).

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F12Ss. 22 and 22A substituted (01.01.1992) for s. 22 by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(6)

F13Words in s. 22(3) substituted (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3014, reg. 2(2).

F1422A Examination stationsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, references to an examination station are to—

(a)a part of, or a place at, a customs and excise airport approved under section 22 above; or

(b)a place at such an airport specified or approved under [F15Article 46 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92](equivalent provision for goods imported on or after 1st January 1992 from a place outside the customs territory of the Community).

(2)Any person contravening or failing to comply with any condition or restriction attaching to an approval by virtue of which a part of, or place at, a customs and excise airport is an examination station shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of level 3 on the standard scale.

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Amendments (Textual)

F14Ss. 22 and 22A substituted (01.01.1992) for s. 22 by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(6)

F15Words in s. 22A(1)(b) substituted (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3014, reg. 2(3).

23 Control of movement of hovercraft.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may by regulations impose conditions and restrictions as respects the movement of hovercraft and the carriage of goods by hovercraft, and in particular—

(a)may prescribe the procedure to be followed by hovercraft proceeding to or from a port or any customs and excise airport or customs and excise station, and authorise the proper officer to give directions as to their routes; and

(b)may make provision for cases where by reason of accident, or in any other circumstance, it is impracticable to comply with any conditions or restrictions imposed or directions given as respects hovercraft.

(2)Subsection (1) above shall apply to hovercraft proceeding to or from any approved wharf or transit shed which is not in a port as if it were a port.

(3)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any regulation made under subsection (1) above, or with any direction given by the Commissioners or the proper officer in pursuance of any such regulation, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F16level 3 on the standard scale]and any goods in respect of which the offence was committed shall be liable to forfeiture.

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Amendments (Textual)

F16Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

24 Control of movement of goods by pipe-line.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Goods shall not be imported or exported by means of a pipe-line that is not for the time being approved by the Commissioners for the purposes of this section.

(2)Uncleared goods, that is to say—

(a)imported goods, whether or not chargeable with duty, which have not been cleared out of charge, and in particular goods which are, or are to be, moved under section 30 below; or

(b)dutiable goods moved from warehouse without payment of duty,

shall not be moved by means of a pipe-line that is not for the time being approved by the Commissioners for the purposes of this section.

(3)The Commissioners may give their approval under this section for such period and subject to such conditions as they think fit, and may at any time for reasonable cause—

(a)vary the terms of their approval; and

(b)(if they have given to the owner of the pipe-line not less than 3 months’ written notice of their intention so to do) revoke their approval.

(4)Section 49 of the M1Pipe-lines Act 1962 (procedure for service of documents under that Act) shall apply to a notice required by subsection (3)(b) above to be served on the owner of a pipe-line as it applies to a document required by that Act to be so served.

(5)A person who—

(a)contravenes subsection (1) or (2) above, or contravenes or fails to comply with a condition imposed by the Commissioners under subsection (3) above; or

(b)except with the authority of the proper officer or for just and sufficient cause, obtains access to goods which are in, or in course of conveyance by, a pipe-line approved under this section,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section and may be detained; and any goods in respect of which the offence was committed shall be liable to forfeiture.

(6)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a penalty of the prescribed sum, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both; or

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a penalty of any amount, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to both.

(7)In the application of subsection (4) above to Northern Ireland, the reference to the M2Pipe-lines Act 1962 shall have effect as if that Act extended to Northern Ireland.

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C2S. 24(2)(b) modified by S.I. 1983/947, regs. 12, 13 (which S.I. is revoked 1.1.1993 by S.I. 1992/3152, reg. 1(2)).

C3S. 24(2)(b) amended by S.I. 1985/1032, reg. 11(a) (which S.I. is revoked 1.1.1993 by S.I. 1992/3152. reg. 1(2)).

S. 24(2)(b) amended (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3152, reg. 11(a).

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[F1725 Approval of transit shedsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may approve, for such periods and subject to such conditions and restrictions as they think fit, places for the deposit of goods imported and not yet cleared out of charge, including goods not yet reported and entered [F18under regulation 5 of the Customs Controls on Importation of Goods Regulations 1991]].

(2)The Commissioners may at any time for reasonable cause revoke or vary the terms of any approval given under this section.

(3)Subsection (1) above shall not apply in relation to goods imported on or after 1st January 1992 from a place outside the customs territory of the Community [F19or to any goods which are moving under the procedure specified in [F20Article 165 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92 and Article 311 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2454/93]](transit procedures)..

(4)Where, by any local Act, provision is made for the landing of goods without entry for deposit in transit sheds authorised thereunder, the provisions of this Act relating to goods deposited in transit sheds approved under this section shall have effect in relation to goods deposited in transit sheds authorised under that Act.

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F17Ss. 25 and 25A substituted (01.01.1992) for s. 25 by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(7)

F18Words in s. 25(1) substituted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3095, reg. 10(1), Sch. 1 para. 4.

F19Words in s. 25(3) added (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3095, reg. 3(2).

F20Words in s. 25(3) substituted (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3014, reg. 2(2).

25AF21 Transit shedsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, references to a transit shed are to a place approved—

(a)under section 25 above; or

(b)under [F22Article 51 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92] (equivalent provision for goods imported on or after 1st January 1992 from a place outside the customs territory of the Community).

(2)Any person contravening or failing to comply with any condition or restriction attaching to an approval by virtue of which a place is a transit shed shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of level 3 on the standard scale.

(3)An officer may at any time enter a transit shed and inspect it and any goods for the time being in the transit shed.

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F21Ss. 25 and 25A substituted (01.01.1992) for s. 25 by S.I. 1991/2724, reg. 6(7)

F22Words in s. 25A(1)(b) substituted (1.1.1994) by 1993/3014, reg. 2(4).

26 Power to regulate movements of goods into and out of Northern Ireland by land.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may, for the purpose of safeguarding the revenue and for the better enforcement of any prohibition or restriction for the time being in force under or by virtue of any enactment with respect to the importation or exportation of any goods, make regulations—

F23(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)appointing places for the examination and entry of and payment of any duty chargeable on any goods being imported or exported by land (referred to in this Act as “customs and excise stations”)

[F24and any such regulations may make different provision in relation to different classes or descriptions of goods and, in particular, in relation to different classes or descriptions of vehicles].

[F25(1A)In such cases and subject to compliance with such conditions as appear to the Commissioners to be appropriate, the Commissioners may dispense with any requirement of a regulation made under subsection (1) above]

(2)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any regulation made under subsection (1) above [F26or any condition of a dispensation given under subsection (1A) above] he shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F27level 3 on the standard scale], and any goods in respect of which the offence was committed shall be liable to forfeiture.

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F27Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

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27 Officers’ powers of boarding. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)At any time while a ship is within the limits of a port, or an aircraft is at [F28an aerodrome], or [F29a vehicle is—

(a)entering, leaving or about to leave the United Kingdom,

(b)within the prescribed area,

(c)within the limits of or entering or leaving a port or any land adjacent to a port and occupied wholly or mainly for the purpose of activities carried on at the port,

(d)at, entering or leaving an aerodrome,

(e)at, entering or leaving an approved wharf, transit shed, customs warehouse or free zone, or

(f)at, entering or leaving any such premises as are mentioned in subsection (1) of section 112 below,

any officer] and any other person duly engaged in the prevention of smuggling may board the ship, aircraft or vehicle and remain therein and rummage and search any part thereof.

[F30(1A)For the purposes of subsection (1) above “customs warehouse” means a victualling warehouse or a place approved by the Commissioners under [F31Article 98 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2913/92 or Article 505 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2454/93].]

(2)The Commissioners may station officers in any ship at any time while it is within the limits of a port, and if the master of any ship neglects or refuses to provide—

(a)reasonable accommodation below decks for any officer stationed therein; or

(b)means of safe access to and egress from the ship in accordance with the requirements of any such officer,

the master shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F32level 2 on the standard scale].

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F28Words in s. 27(1) substituted (16.7.1992) by Finance (No. 2) Act (c. 48), s. 10(2).

F30S. 27(1A) inserted (01.01.1992) by S.I. 1991/2725, reg. 3(3)

F31Words in s. 27(1A) substituted (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3014, reg. 2(5).

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28 Officers’ powers of access, etc. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Without prejudice to section 27 above, the proper officer shall have free access to every part of any ship or aircraft at a port or [F33aerodrome] and of any vehicle [F34which falls within paragraphs (a) to (f) of subsection (1) of section 27 above or is] brought to a customs and excise station, and may—

(a)cause any goods to be marked before they are unloaded from that ship, aircraft or vehicle;

(b)lock up, seal, mark or otherwise secure any goods carried in the ship, aircraft or vehicle or any place or container in which they are so carried; and

(c)break open any place or container which is locked and of which the keys are withheld.

(2)Any goods found concealed on board any such ship, aircraft or vehicle shall be liable to forfeiture.

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F33Word in s. 28(1) substituted (16.7.1992) by Finance (No. 2) Act 1992 (c. 48), s. 10(3).

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29 Officers’ powers of detention of ships, etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where, in the case of a ship, aircraft or vehicle of which due report has been made under section 35 below, any goods are still on board that ship, aircraft or vehicle at the expiration of the relevant period, the proper officer may detain that ship, aircraft or vehicle until there have been repaid to the Commissioners—

(a)any expenses properly incurred in watching and guarding the goods beyond the relevant period, except, in the case of a ship or aircraft, in respect of the day of clearance inwards; and

(b)where the goods are removed by virtue of any provision of the Customs and Excise Acts 1979 from the ship, aircraft or vehicle to a Queen’s warehouse, the expenses of that removal.

(2)In subsection (1) above, “the relevant period” means—

(a)in the case of a ship or vehicle, 21 clear days from the date of making due report of the ship or vehicle under section 35 below or such longer period as the Commissioners may in any case allow;

(b)in the case of an aircraft, 7 clear days from the date of making due report of the aircraft under that section or such longer period as the Commissioners may in any case allow.

(3)Where, in the case of—

(a)any derelict or other ship or aircraft coming, driven or brought into the United Kingdom under legal process, by stress of weather or for safety; or

(b)any vehicle in Northern Ireland which suffers any mishap.

it is necessary for the protection of the revenue to station any officer in charge thereof, whether on board or otherwise, the proper officer may detain that ship, aircraft or vehicle until any expenses thereby incurred by the Commissioners have been repaid.

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30 Control of movement of uncleared goods within or between port or airport and other places.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may from time to time give general or special directions as to the manner in which, and the conditions under which, goods to which this section applies, or any class or description of such goods, may be moved within the limits of any port or customs and excise airport or between any port or customs and excise airport and any other place.

(2)This section applies to goods chargeable with any duty which has not been paid, to drawback goods, and to any other goods which have not been cleared out of charge.

(3)Any directions under subsection (1) above may require that any goods to which this section applies shall be moved only—

(a)by persons licensed by the Commissioners for that purpose;

(b)in such ships, aircraft or vehicles or by such other means as may be approved by the Commissioners for that purpose;

and any such licence or approval may be granted for such period and subject to such conditions and restrictions as the Commissioners think fit and may be revoked at any time by the Commissioners.

(4)Any person contravening or failing to comply with any direction given or condition or restriction imposed, or the terms of any licence granted, by the Commissioners under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F35level 2 on the standard scale].

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31 Control of movement of goods to and from inland clearance depot, etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Commissioners may by regulations impose conditions and restrictions as respects—

(a)the movement of imported goods between the place of importation and a place approved by the Commissioners for the clearance out of charge of such goods [F36, a free zone][F37or a place of exportation of such goods]; and

[F38(aa)the movement of goods between—

(i)a free zone and a place approved by the Commissioners for the clearance out of charge of such goods,

(ii)such a place and a free zone, and

(iii)a free zone and another free zone;]

(b)the movement of goods intended for export between a place approved by the Commissioners for the examination of such goods [F39, or a place designated by the proper officer under section 53(4) or 58(3) below,] and the place of exportation.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) above may in particular—

(a)require the goods to be moved within such period and by such route as may be specified by or under the regulations;

(b)require the goods to be carried in a vehicle or container complying with such requirements and secured in such manner as may be so specified;

(c)prohibit, except in such circumstances as may be so specified, any unloading or loading of the vehicle or container or any interference with its security.

[F40(2A)Any documents required to be made or produced as a result of regulations made under subsection (1) above shall be made or produced in such form and manner and contain such particulars as the Commissioners may direct; but the Commissioners may relax any requirement imposed under the regulations that any specific document be made or produced and if they do so may impose substituted requirements.]

(3)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any regulation under subsection (1) above or any requirement imposed by or under any such regulation [F41or a direction made under subsection (2A) above or any requirement imposed under that subsection], that person and the person then in charge of the goods shall each be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F42level 4 on the standard scale] and any goods in respect of which the offence was committed shall be liable to forfeiture.

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F37Words inserted by Finance Act 1981 (c. 35, SIF 40:1), s. 10(2)(4), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 1(2)(a) (by s. 10(4) it is provided that s. 10(2) does not affect the operation of the 1979 Act in relation to goods exported before 1.10.1981)

F39Words inserted by Finance Act 1981 (c. 35, SIF 40:1), s. 10(2)(4), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 1(2)(b) (by s. 10(4) it is provided that s. 10(2) does not affect the operation of the 1979 Act in relation to goods exported before 1.10.1981)

F40S. 31(2A) inserted by Finance Act 1981 (c. 35, SIF 40:1), s. 10(2)(4), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 1(3) (by s. 10(4) it is provided that s. 10(2) does not affect the operation of the 1979 Act in relation to goods exported before 1.10.1981)

F41Words inserted by Finance Act 1981 (c. 35, SIF 40:1), s. 10(2)(4), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 1(4) (by s. 10(4) it is provided that s. 10(2) does not affect the operation of the 1979 Act in relation to goods exported before 1.10.1981)

32 Penalty for carrying away officers.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If any ship or aircraft departs from any place, or any vehicle crosses the boundary out of Northern Ireland, carrying on board without his consent any officer of customs and excise or other Government officer, including an officer of the Government of Northern Ireland, the master of the ship or commander of the aircraft or the person in charge of the vehicle shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F43level 3 on the standard scale].

(2)Without prejudice to the liability of any person under subsection (1) above, the amount of any expenses incurred by the Commissioners or by any Government department, including a department of the Government of Northern Ireland, by reason of the carrying away of any officer may be recovered summarily as a civil debt from that person or from the owner of the ship, aircraft or vehicle concerned.

(3)For the purposes of this section, the guard of a railway train shall be deemed to be the person in charge of any vehicle forming part of that train.

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F43Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

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33 Power to inspect aircraft, aerodromes, records, etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The commander of an aircraft shall permit an officer at any time to board the aircraft and inspect—

(a)the aircraft and any goods loaded therein; and

(b)all documents relating to the aircraft or to goods or persons carried therein;

and an officer shall have the right of access at any time to any place to which access is required for the purpose of any such inspection.

(2)The person in control of any aerodrome shall permit an officer at any time to enter upon and inspect the aerodrome and all buildings and goods thereon.

(3)The person in control of an aerodrome licensed under any enactment relating to air navigation and, if so required by the Commissioners, the person in control of any other aerodrome shall—

(a)keep a record in such form and manner as the Commissioners may approve of all aircraft arriving at or departing from the aerodrome;

(b)keep that record available and produce it on demand to any officer, together with all other documents kept on the aerodrome which relate to the movement of aircraft; and

(c)permit any officer to make copies of and take extracts from any such record or document.

(4)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section he shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F44level 4 on the standard scale] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both.

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F44Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

34 Power to prevent flight of aircraft.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If it appears to any officer or constable that an aircraft is intended or likely to depart for a destination outside the United Kingdom [F45and the Isle of Man] from—

(a)any place other than a customs and excise airport; or

(b)a customs and excise airport before clearance outwards is given,

he may give such instructions and take such steps by way of detention of the aircraft or otherwise as appear to him necessary in order to prevent the flight.

(2)Any person who contravenes any instructions given under subsection (1) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F46level 4 on the standard scale], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both.

(3)If an aircraft flies in contravention of any instruction given under subsection (1) above or notwithstanding any steps taken to prevent the flight, the owner and the commander thereof shall, without prejudice to the liability of any other person under subsection (2) above, each be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of [F47level 4 on the standard scale], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both, unless he proves that the flight took place without his consent or connivance.

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F46Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

F47Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) by S.I. 1984/703, (N.I. 3) arts. 5, 6

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