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Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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(1)In the event of a contravention, in relation to any premises to which this Act applies, of any such provisions of this Act as are mentioned in subsection (2) or of regulations made under any such provisions, then—

(a)except in a case falling within paragraph ( b) or ( c), the occupier of the premises shall be guilty of an offence;

(b)in a case where the contravention is one for which, under this Act, some other person or persons is or are made responsible as well as the occupier of the premises, that other person or those other persons and the occupier shall each be guilty of an offence;

(c)in a case where the contravention is one for which, under this Act, some other person or persons is or are made responsible instead of the occupier of the premises, that other person or each of those other persons shall be guilty of an offence.

(2)The provisions of this Act referred to in subsection (1) are sections 4, 5, 6(1) to (5), 7 to 12, 13(1), 14 to 19,F1. . . , 24,F2. . . F3. . . and 47(1) and (2).

(3)Where exemption from a requirement imposed by any provision of this Act referred to in subsection (1), or any regulation made under such a provision, is granted subject to a condition and the condition is not complied with, the person, or each of the persons, who would under paragraph ( a), ( b) or ( c) (whichever is applicable) of subsection (1) have been guilty of an offence, in the absence of the exemption, by reason of a contravention of that provision or regulation shall, in respect of the failure to comply with the condition, be guilty of an offence.

F4[(4)A person who contravenes a provision of regulations under section 20 or 49 of this Act shall be guilty of an offence.]

F1SR 1992/535

F2SR 1986/351

F3SR 1996/512

F4SR 1979/284

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