HC Deb 18 June 1974 vol 875 cc394-5

Amendments made: No. 80, in page 31, line 22, leave out from the beginning to 'it' in line 24.

No. 81, in page 31, line 28, leave out ' or agricultural health and safety regulations '.—[Mr. Harold Walker.]

Mr. Harold Walker

I beg to move Amendment No. 82, in page 32, line 16, leave out paragraph (k) and insert— '(k) to make a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly to make a statement which is so false where the statement is made—

  1. (i) in purported compliance with a requirement to furnish any information imposed by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions; or
  2. (ii) for the purpose of obtaining the issue of a document under any of the relevant statutory provisions to himself or another person;
This amendment covers a loophole. It adds to the list of offences the offence of making a false statement with the intention of obtaining a document—such as a licence or a certificate of competence—issued under the relevant statutory provisions. There is a similar provision in, for example, the Mines and Quarries Act.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 83, in page 32, line 41, leave out '(d)' and insert '(c)'.

No. 84, in page 33, line 3, leave out `relevant statutory provisions not contained in this Part' and insert `existing statutory provisions'.

No. 85, in page 33, line 17, leave out `or the appropriate Agriculture Minister'.—[Mr. Harold Walker.]

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