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(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision—
(a)imposing requirements as to the documentation of transactions involving scheduled substances;
(b)requiring the keeping of records and the furnishing of information with respect to such substances;
(c)for the inspection of records kept pursuant to the regulations;
(d)for the labelling of consignments of scheduled substances.
(2)Regulations made by virtue of subsection (1)(b) may, in particular, require—
(a)the notification of the proposed exportation of substances specified in Table I in Schedule 2 to this Act to such countries as may be specified in the regulations; and
(b)the production, in such circumstances as may be so specified, of evidence that the required notification has been given;
and for the purposes of section 68 of the M1Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (offences relating to exportation of prohibited or restricted goods) any such substance shall be deemed to be exported contrary to a restriction for the time being in force with respect to it under this Act if it is exported without the requisite notification having been given.
(3)Regulations under this section may make different provision in relation to the substances specified in Table I and Table II in Schedule 2 to this Act respectively and in relation to different cases or circumstances.
(4)The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(5)Any person who fails to comply with any requirement imposed by the regulations or, in purported compliance with any such requirement, furnishes information which he knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly furnishes information which is false in a material particular is guilty of an offence and liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;
(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine or both.
(6)No information obtained pursuant to the regulations shall be disclosed except for the purposes of criminal proceedings or of proceedings under the provisions of the [F1Drug Trafficking Act 1994]or the M2Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987 relating to the confiscation of the proceeds of drug trafficking or corresponding provisions in force in Northern Ireland.
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