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(1)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under a provision of this Act to show that the person exercised all due diligence and took all reasonable precautions to avoid committing the offence.

(2)A person is taken to have shown that the person exercised all due diligence and took all reasonable precautions to avoid committing the offence if—

(a)sufficient evidence of the fact is adduced to raise an issue with respect to it, and

(b)the contrary is not proved beyond reasonable doubt.

(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to an offence under—

(a)section 3(7),

(b)section 7(9),

(c)section 18(6),

(d)section 32(9),

(e)section 33(8),

(f)section 41(5),

(g)section 42(5)

(h)section 66(5),

(i)Schedule 4, or

(j)paragraph 9(5) of Schedule 9.

(4)Regulations under this Act that create offences may provide for defences in relation to those offences.

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