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SCHEDULE 10U.K.Provisions relating to offences

Extension of time for bringing summary proceedingsU.K.

3(1)This paragraph applies where—U.K.

(a)a special report on a matter is made under section 84(1);

(b)a report is made by a person holding an ONR inquiry;

(c)a coroner's inquest is held into a relevant death; or

(d)F1[F2an inquiry under the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016] is held into a relevant death.

(2)A “relevant death” is the death of any person which may have been caused—

(a)by an accident which happened while at work,

(b)by a disease which the person contracted (or probably contracted) while at work, or

(c)by an accident, act or omission which occurred in connection with the work of any person.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies if it appears from—

(a)the report mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b),

(b)the inquest mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c), or

(c)the proceedings at the inquiry mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d),

that a relevant provision was contravened at a time which is material in relation to the subject-matter of the report, inquest or inquiry.

(4)Summary proceedings against any person liable to be proceeded against in respect of the contravention may be commenced at any time within 3 months of—

(a)the making of the report in question, or

(b)(as the case may be) the conclusion of the inquest or inquiry.

4(1)This paragraph applies to any offence that a person commits as a result of a provision or requirement that the person is subject to as the designer, manufacturer, importer or supplier of any thing.U.K.

(2)Summary proceedings for the offence may be commenced at any time within 6 months from the date on which there comes to the knowledge of the ONR evidence that appears sufficient to the ONR—

(a)to justify a prosecution for the offence, or

(b)in relation to an offence in Scotland, to justify a report to the Lord Advocate with a view to consideration of the question for prosecution.

(3)For this purpose—

(a)a certificate of the ONR stating that such evidence came to its knowledge on a specified date is to be taken as conclusive evidence of that fact,

(b)a document purporting to be such a certificate, and to be signed on behalf of the ONR, is to be presumed to be such a certificate unless the contrary is proved, and

(c)in relation to an offence in Scotland, section 136(3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (date of commencement of proceedings) has effect as it has effect for the purposes of that section.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 10 para. 4 in force at 1.4.2014 by S.I. 2014/251, art. 4