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Industrial Development Act 1982

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4(1)Any person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with any condition subject to which a grant was made to him under Part II of this Act requiring him to inform the Secretary of State of any event whereby the grant becomes repayable in whole or in part shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine which on summary conviction shall not exceed the statutory maximum.

(2)Summary proceedings in Scotland for an offence under this paragraph shall not be commenced after the expiration of three years from the commission of the offence, but subject to that limitation and notwithstanding anything in section 331 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975, such proceedings may be commenced at any time within twelve months after the date on which evidence sufficient in the opinion of the Lord Advocate to justify the proceedings comes to his knowledge or, where such evidence was reported to him by the Secretary of State, within twelve months after the date on which it came to the knowledge of the Secretary of State ; and subsection (3) of the said section 331 shall apply for the purposes of this paragraph as it applies for the purposes of that section.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph, a certificate of the Lord Advocate or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State as to the date on which such evidence as aforesaid came to his knowledge shall be conclusive evidence of that fact

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