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23.—(1) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under these Regulations to prove that that person took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the offence.
(2) A may not rely on a defence that involves an allegation that the commission of the offence was due to the act or default of B unless—
(a)at least seven days before the hearing A has given to the prosecutor a notice in writing giving such information identifying or assisting in the identification of B as was then in A’s possession; or
(b)the court grants A leave.
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