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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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65Forgery and misuse of documents etc.

(1)This section applies to the following documents and other things, namely—

(a)a licence under Part II or III of this Act;

(b)a certificate of initial fitness under section 6 of this Act;

(c)a certificate under section 10 of this Act that a vehicle conforms to a type vehicle;

(d)an operator's disc under section 18 of this Act;

(e)a certificate under section 21 of this Act as to the repute, financial standing or professional competence of any person;

(f)a document evidencing the appointment of a person as a certifying officer or public service vehicle examiner.

(2)A 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 document or other thing to which this section applies, or

(b)makes or has in his possession any document or other thing so closely resembling a document or other thing to which this section applies as to be calculated to deceive,

shall be liable—

(i)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years;

(ii)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.

(3)In the application of this section to England and Wales—

  • " forges " means forges within the meaning of the Forgery Act 1913 ;

  • "statutory maximum" means the prescribed sum within the meaning of section 28 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 (at the passing of this Act £1,000).

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland—

  • "statutory maximum" means the prescribed sum within the meaning of section 289B of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (at the passing of this Act £1,000).

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