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Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001

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35Notification by scrap metal dealers of destruction of motor vehicles

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  • After section 4 of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 (c. 69) there shall be inserted—

    4A Notification of destruction of motor vehicles

    (1)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for the notification by persons registered under this Act as scrap metal dealers of the destruction of motor vehicles.

    (2)Regulations under this section may, in particular, provide for the keeping by such persons, or persons who were formerly such persons, of records of notifications given by them in accordance with such regulations.

    (3)Regulations under this section may specify provisions of the regulations as provisions to which subsection (4) of this section applies.

    (4)A person who contravenes any provision to which this subsection applies shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

    (5)Any power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section—

    (a)shall be exercisable by statutory instrument;

    (b)may be exercised so as to make different provision for different cases or descriptions of case or for different purposes or different areas;

    (c)includes power to make such incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitory, transitional or saving provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

    (6)A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

    (7)In this section—

    • “contravene”, in relation to any provision of regulations, includes fail to comply with it;

    • “motor vehicle” means any vehicle whose function is or was to be used on roads as a mechanically propelled vehicle; and

    • “road” means any highway and any other road to which the public has access.

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