Defence (Amendment) Act 1987

Amendment of section 264 of Principal Act.

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14.Section 264 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

( a) the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) If any person (not being a member of the Defence Forces) wears, without permission granted by or on behalf of the Minister, any uniform of the Defence Forces, or any colourable imitation thereof, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.”,

and

( b) the insertion after subsection (3) of the following subsection:

“(4) In any proceedings for an offence under this section it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that permission to wear a uniform of the Defence Forces, or any colourable imitation thereof, had not been granted by or on behalf of the Minister.”.