312. Entering into arrangements with unlicensed gangmasters.

312.     Entering into arrangements with unlicensed gangmasters.

A person commits an offence if he enters into arrangements under which a gangmaster1 supplies him with workers2 or services and the gangmaster in supplying those workers or services contravenes the statutory licensing requirements for persons acting as gangmasters3. The offence is dealt with summarily4. It is a defence for a person charged with this offence to prove that he took all reasonable steps5 to satisfy himself that the gangmaster was acting under the authority of a valid licence6 and that he did