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Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018

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8Penalties

A person guilty of an offence under section 2 is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

9Fixed penalties

(1)Where an authorised officer of a local authority has reason to believe that a person has committed an offence under section 2 in the local authority’s area, the officer may give that person a fixed penalty notice in respect of that offence.

(2)A fixed penalty notice is a notice offering a person the opportunity to discharge any liability to conviction for the offence by paying a fixed penalty.

(3)In the case of an offence that an authorised officer has reason to believe has been committed by a partnership, the reference in subsection (1) to the person to whom a fixed penalty notice may be given is to be treated as a reference to the partnership.

(4)In the case of an offence that an authorised officer has reason to believe has been committed by an unincorporated association other than a partnership, the reference in subsection (1) to the person to whom a fixed penalty notice may be given is to be treated as a reference to the association.

(5)For further provision about fixed penalties, see Schedule 1.

(6)For the meaning of “authorised officer”, see section 11.

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