25 Contravention of section 21
25 Contravention of section 21

(1)     A person who contravenes section 21(1) is guilty of an offence and liable—

(a)     on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or both;

(b)     on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine, or both.

(2)     In proceedings for an offence under this section it is a defence for the accused to show—

(a)     that he believed on reasonable grounds that the content of the communication was prepared, or approved for the purposes of section 21, by an authorised person; or