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25.—(1) Any person who—
(a)intentionally obstructs an officer of an enforcement authority acting in pursuance of these Regulations;
(b)intentionally fails to comply with any requirement properly made of him by such an officer under regulation 23; or
(c)without reasonable cause fails to give such an officer any other assistance or information which he may reasonably require of him for the purpose of the performance of his functions under these Regulations,
is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(2) Any person who, in giving any information which is required of him under paragraph (1)(c), makes any statement which he knows to be false in a material particular is guilty of an offence and liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; or
(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.
(3) Nothing in this regulation shall be construed as requiring a person to answer any question or give any information if to do so might incriminate him.
(4) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply in relation to the exercise by an enforcement authority of its power to require information under regulation 21.
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