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24(1)Paragraph 23 above shall not apply to any vehicle forming part or intended to form part of any such train as is mentioned in paragraph 22 above, but the seller shall [F1either (a)]before the departure of the train which includes that vehicle deliver to the authority responsible for railway traffic at the place of loading for carriage on that train a document (in this paragraph and paragraph 25 below referred to as “a train bill”) giving the information specified in sub-paragraph (2) below or, in the case of any such train as is mentioned in paragraph 22(1)(d) above, sub-paragraph (3) below. [F2or (b) at the time of departure of the train which includes that vehicle transmit to the buyer, for receipt not later than the time of arrival of the train at the buyer’s premises, the information required by subparagraph (2) or, as the case may be, subparagraph (3) below:]E+W+S

[F2Provided that where such information is transmitted otherwise than in a legible form—]

[F2(a)the seller and buyer have agreed in writing that the information may be so transmitted;

(b)the places of loading and destination of the train are suitably equipped for the transmission and receipt of information in such form; and

(c)the information is capable of being reproduced in a permanent legible form by the system effecting the transmission, and is so reproduced if required by an inspector, subject to the production, if so requested, of his credentials.]

(2)Except in a case to which sub-paragraph (3) below applies, the train bill shall contain the following information—

(a)the names of the seller and of the consignee and the destination of the train,

(b)sufficient particulars to identify each vehicle in the train,

(c)the date and place of loading of each vehicle,

(d)a statement of the type of fuel in each vehicle,

(e)except in the case of fuel which a buyer has agreed shall be weighed at the train’s destination, the weight attributed by the seller to the fuel in each vehicle for the purpose of calculating its purchase price,

(f)where any vehicle is not exempted from paragraph 21 above, the tare weight of that vehicle,

(g)where any vehicle has been loaded by equipment which weighs fuel and discharges it directly into vehicles, a statement as to the vehicle which has been so loaded,

(h)where any vehicle is loaded with fuel the weight of which is to be ascertained at the train’s destination, a statement as to the vehicle so loaded,

(i)where any vehicle is exempted from paragraph 21 above by reason of paragraph 22(1)(c) above, a statement of the tare weight and related particulars marked upon that vehicle, and

(j)where any vehicle is so exempt by reason of any certificate or direction under paragraph 28 below, a weight stated to be the seller’s estimate of the tare weight of that vehicle.

(3)In the case of any such train as is mentioned in paragraph 22(1)(d) above, the train bill shall contain the following information—

(a)the names of the seller and the consignee and the destination of the train,

(b)the date and place of loading of the train,

(c)the number of vehicles in the train,

(d)the total net weight of fuel carried in the train,

(e)a statement of the type of fuel carried in the train, and

(f)a statement that the buyer has agreed that the total net weight of fuel carried in the train shall be ascertained in the manner mentioned in paragraph 22(1)(d) above.

(4)If the requirements of sub-paragraph (1) above are contravened, the seller shall be guilty of an offence.

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F1Words inserted by S.I. 1986/216, art. 3(a)(b)

F2Words added by S.I. 1986/216, art. 3(a)(b)

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