||Title:||WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||33||Heading:||Offences by agents or servants||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Subject to subsection (2), in any case where goods are supplied in the course of trade, or any weight, measure, or weighing or measuring equipment is used for trade, in contravention of this Ordinance by any person as manager, agent or servant-
commits the same offence and is liable to the penalty for that offence under this Ordinance.
(a) such person; and
(b) his principal or employer,
(2) Without prejudice to liability to forfeiture under section 28, it shall be a defence for any principal or employer charged with an offence under subsection (1) to show that-
(a) the contravention was committed by his manager, agent or servant without the consent or connivance of the principal or employer; and
(b) all reasonable steps were taken by the principal or employer to prevent the contravention.