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5.—(1) A person who contravenes or fails to comply with any requirement of a direction given to him under regulation 3 above shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) A person who intentionally obstructs any person who is—
(a)acting on behalf of the Secretary of State in connection with the giving or service of a direction under regulation 3 above;
(b)acting in compliance with a direction under that regulation; or
(c)acting under paragraph (4) or (5) of that regulation,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) In proceedings for an offence under paragraph (1) above, it shall be a defence for the accused to prove—
(a)that, subject to regulation 3(6) above, he has used all due diligence to ensure compliance with the direction; or
(b)that he had reasonable cause for believing that compliance with the direction would have involved a serious risk to human life.
(4) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) or (2) above shall be liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £50,000;
(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.
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