Street and House To House Collections Act, 1962

Obligation on holders of collection permits to fulfil duties.

22.—(1) A person to whom a collection permit has been granted and who in the course of or in connection with the collection to which the permit relates—

(a) fails to fulfil any duty imposed on the holder of a collection permit by this Act, or

(b) allows or fails to prevent any contravention of any of the provisions of this Act or of any regulations thereunder or of any condition attached to the permit,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) In a prosecution for an offence under this section it shall be a good defence for the person charged to show that he had taken (as the case may require) reasonable steps to fulfil the duty or reasonable precautions to prevent the contravention in respect of which the charge is made.