39. Contraventions

(1) If a person other than the investigator ("the defaulter") fails to comply with a requirement imposed on him under this Part the person imposing the requirement may certify that fact in writing to the court.
(2) If the court is satisfied that the defaulter failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirement, it may deal with the defaulter (and in the case of a body corporate, any director or other officer) as if he were in contempt.
(3) A person who knows or suspects that an investigation is being or is likely to be conducted under this Part commits a contravention of these Regulations if —
(a) he falsifies, conceals, destroys or otherwise disposes of a document which he knows or suspects is or would be relevant to such an investigation; or
(b) he causes or permits the falsification, concealment, destruction or disposal of such a document, unless he shows that he had no intention of concealing facts disclosed by the documents from the investigator.
(4) A person who, in purported compliance with a requirement imposed on him under this Part —
(a) provides information which he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular; or
(b) recklessly provides information which is false or misleading in a material particular,
commits a contravention of these Regulations.
(5) A person who commits either of the contraventions set out in subsections (3) and (4) shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 6 on the standard fines scale.
(6) Any person who intentionally obstructs the exercise of any rights conferred by a warrant under section 37 commits a contravention of these Regulations and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard fines scale.