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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 45 – Corporate offending

81.This section provides that, where an organisation such as a company or partnership commits an offence under section 44(1), and the commission of the offence is attributable to a responsible official of the organisation such as a director or partner (or a person purporting to act in such a capacity), that official may be prosecuted for the offence, in addition to the organisation itself.

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