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The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008

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21.  (1)  Where the commission by a person of an offence under these Regulations is due to anything which another person did or failed to do in the course of a business, that other person shall be guilty of the offence and may be proceeded against and punished, whether or not proceedings are taken against the first person.

(2) Where a body corporate commits an offence and it is proved that the offence was committed—

(a)with the consent or connivance of an officer of the body corporate; or

(b)as a result of the negligence of an officer of the body corporate,

the officer, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of the offence.

(3) In paragraph (2) a reference to an officer of a body corporate includes a reference to—

(a)a director, manager, company secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate;

(b)a person purporting to act as a director, manager, company secretary or other similar officer; and

(c)if the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, a member.

(4) In this regulation references to a “body corporate” include references to a partnership in Scotland, and in relation to such partnership, any reference to a director, manager, company secretary or other similar officer of a body corporate is a reference to a partner.

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