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Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 31 – Obstruction, etc. of council officers

44.This section makes obstructing a council officer or making false statements to such an officer an offence. There is a defence to the latter charge if the accused did not know that the information was false and had reasonable grounds to believe it was true.

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