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25(1)The following provisions of this paragraph apply—E+W+S

(a)in a case where by virtue of paragraph 24 above a train bill is carried, when the train reaches its destination, and

(b)in any other case, when the vehicle in question reaches its destination.

(2)The authority responsible for railway traffic at the destination of the train or vehicle, as the case may be, shall—

(a)permit the consignee and, subject to the production if so requested of his credentials, any inspector to inspect the document required by paragraph 23 or, as the case may be, 24 above,

(b)permit the consignee either to take possession of that document after the train or vehicle is unloaded or to make a copy of the particulars stated therein, and

(c)if so requested by the consignee with respect to any such copy which the authority is satisfied is accurate, certify the accuracy thereof,

and if any of the provisions of this sub-paragraph is contravened the authority shall be guilty of an offence.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) below, any of the following persons, that is to say—

(a)any inspector, subject to the production if so requested of his credentials, or

(b)the consignee, subject to his undertaking to pay any cost reasonably incurred,

may require the vehicle to be weighed either before or after or both before and after it is unloaded, and the vehicle shall be weighed accordingly unless it is certified by or on behalf of the authority mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) above that in the circumstances of the particular case the carrying out of the weighing would cause undue dislocation of railway traffic at the vehicle’s destination; and any inspector who is present at any such weighing shall if so requested certify the weight found.

(4)If when the fuel is unloaded from the vehicle it is weighed accurately with accurate weighing equipment in the presence of an inspector, the inspector shall if so requested certify that it was so weighed and state in his certificate the weight found.

(5)Where by virtue of paragraph 24 above a train bill is carried and the buyer has agreed that the weight of the fuel in any vehicle is to be ascertained at the train’s destination, sub-paragraph (3) above shall not apply in relation to that vehicle.

(6)In a case falling within paragraph 22(1)(d) above, sub-paragraph (3) above shall have effect—

(a)with the omission of paragraph (b), and

(b)as if any reference to a vehicle were a reference to a train.

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