12. Stocktaking and inspections of accounts, etc.
(1) For the purposes of this Act, an authorised officer may, at all reasonable times, enter any premises of a registered distributor of eligible petroleum products or any vehicle used by such a distributor for the carriage of any such products and may ¾
(a) inspect and take stock of any such products;
(b) take samples of any such products; and
(c) inspect the accounts, books and documents relating to the sale, use and purchase of any such products.
(2) The occupier of any premises or person in charge of any vehicle referred to in subsection (1), shall provide the authorised officer with all reasonable facilities and assistance for the effective exercise of his powers under this section.
(3) A person shall not obstruct, molest or hinder an authorised officer in the exercise of his powers under this section.
[Section 12 amended by No. 14 of 1978 s. 6.]