19 Regulation of rectifying and compounding.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)The Commissioners may, with a view to the protection of the revenue, make regulations—
(a)regulating the rectifying and compounding of spirits;
(b)regulating the receipt, storage, removal and delivery of spirits by rectifiers and compounders;
and different regulations may be made under this section for rectifiers and compounders.
[F1(1A)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under that subsection may—
(a)provide for the imposition under the regulations of conditions and restrictions relating to the matters mentioned in that subsection; and
(b)impose or provide for the imposition under the regulations of requirements on rectifiers and compounders of spirits to keep and preserve records relating to their business as such and to produce them to an officer when required to do so for the purpose of allowing him to inspect them, to copy or take extracts from them or to remove them at a reasonable time and for a reasonable period.
(1B)Where any documents removed under the powers conferred by subsection (1A)(b) above are lost or damaged the Commissioners shall be liable to compensate their owner for any expenses reasonably incurred by him in replacing or repairing the documents.]
(2)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any regulation made under this section [F2or with any condition, restriction or requirement imposed under any such regulation], [F3his contravention or failure to comply shall attract a penalty under section 9 of the Finance Act 1994 (civil penalties), and any spirits and any other article in respect of which any person contravenes any such regulation, or fails to comply with any such regulation, condition, requirement or restriction, shall be liable to forfeiture.]
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