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Energy Conservation Act 1981

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22Obstruction of enforcement officers and authorised inspectors

(1)Any person who—

(a)wilfully obstructs an enforcement officer or an authorised inspector acting in pursuance of this Act; or

(b)wilfully fails to comply with any requirement properly made to him by an enforcement officer under section 20 of this Act; or

(c)without reasonable cause fails to give such an officer or inspector so acting any other assistance or information which he may reasonably require of him for the purpose of the performance of his functions under this Act;

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200.

(2)If any person, in giving any such information as is mentioned in subsection (1) above, makes any statement which he knows is false in a material particular or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction on indictment to a fine and on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.

(3)Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring a person to answer any question or give any information if to do so might incriminate him or his spouse.

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