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Royal Parks (Trading) Bill




Make provision about certain offences under section 2 of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Park trading offence.     1. - (1) Regulations under section 2 of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926 may designate specified provisions of the regulations as park trading regulations.
      (2) An offence under that section which is committed by failing to comply with or acting in contravention of a park trading regulation is a park trading offence for the purposes of this Act.
Maximum penalty.     2. Section 2 of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926 (regulations) shall have effect in relation to a park trading offence as if for "level 1 on the standard scale" there were substituted "level 3 on the standard scale".
Offence by body corporate.     3. - (1) Where a park trading offence committed by a body corporate is proved-
    (a) to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer, or
    (b) to be attributable to any neglect on the part of an officer,
  he as well as the body corporate is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
      (2) For the purposes of this section the following are officers of a body corporate-
    (a) a director,
    (b) a manager,
    (c) a secretary,
    (d) another similar officer,
    (e) a person purporting to act in any of the capacities listed in paragraphs (a) to (d).
Seizure of property.     4. - (1) A park constable who reasonably suspects that a person has committed a park trading offence may, subject to subsection (2), seize anything of a non-perishable nature which-
    (a) the person has in his possession or under his control, and
    (b) the constable reasonably believes to have been used in the commission of the offence.
      (2) A park constable may exercise the power conferred by subsection (1) only in the park where he has jurisdiction.
      (3) In this section "park constable" has the meaning given by section 3 of the Parks Regulation Act 1872.
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