Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill. - continued        House of Lords

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Liability of directors etc.     4. - (1) If an offence under section 3 committed by a body corporate is shown-
 
 
    (a) to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer, or
 
    (b) to be attributable to any neglect on his part,
       the officer as well as the body corporate is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
 
      (2) If the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) applies in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as if he were a director of the body.
 
      (3) "Officer", in relation to a body corporate, means a director, member of the committee of management, chief executive, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or a person purporting to act in any such capacity.
 
Interpretation.     5. In this Act-
 
 
    "BBC" and "television licence" have the same meaning as in the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949;
 
    "the Northern Ireland department" means the Department for Social Development;
 
    "prescribed" means prescribed by order made by the Secretary of State;
 
    "war pensions" has the same meaning as in section 25 of the Social Security Act 1989.
Orders.     6. - (1) An order under this Act must be made by statutory instrument.
 
      (2) Such an instrument shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
      (3) An order may make different provision in relation to different cases.
 
Short title and extent.     7. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Act 2000.
 
      (2) This Act extends to Northern Ireland.
 
 
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