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TOBACCO AND OTHER SMOKING PRODUCTS ACT 1998 - SECT 51A

Responsibility for acts or omissions of representatives

51A Responsibility for acts or omissions of representatives

(1) This section applies in a proceeding for an offence against this Act.
(2) If it is relevant to prove a person’s state of mind about a particular act or omission, it is enough to show—
(a) the act was done or omitted to be done by a representative of the person within the scope of the representative’s actual or apparent authority; and
(b) the representative had the state of mind.
(3) An act done or omitted to be done for a person by a representative of the person within the scope of the representative’s actual or apparent authority is taken to have been done or omitted to be done also by the person, unless the person proves the person could not, by the exercise of reasonable diligence, have prevented the act or omission.
(4) In this section—

"representative" means—
(a) for a corporation—an executive officer, employee or agent of the corporation; or
(b) for an individual—an employee or agent of the individual.

"state of mind" , of a person, includes—
(a) the person’s knowledge, intention, opinion, belief or purpose; and
(b) the person’s reasons for the intention, opinion, belief or purpose.



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